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EMERGENCY SERVICES* IN THE COLUMBUS COMMUNITY

This list is provided to assist you in locating help for you or your family in times of crisis or in various situations that we sometimes encounter. While we may not be able to assist you in every situation, we prayerfully hope this information may bring peace to your life and an understanding that God is present in every situation to help.

God is a safe place to hide, ready to help when we need him.
(Psalm 46:1) The Message


*Please note that many of these agencies required 10-14 days to process requests.

CENTRAL NE COMMUNITY ACTION
3362 53rd Ave
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 564-1124, ext. 222 or 209
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri – by appt only
Services: Emergency financial aid for rent &/or utilities

COLUMBUS EMERGENCY RELIEF
1853 10th Ave
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 564-4184
Hours: 10 am – Noon, Tues- Fri
Wed. 10 am – Noon & 2:30 pm – 5 pm.
Services: Must reside in Platte County. Emergency help with Utilities, housing and food, (cannot assist with deposits).

COLUMBUS RESCUE MISSION
1471 25th Ave
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-1096
Service: 24 hour homeless shelter and food for single persons & families

EAST CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH DEPT
2282 E 32 Ave
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-9224 Call for appt.
Hours: 8 am – 6:30 pm, Mon-Wed-Fri 
8 am – 8 pm, Tues and Thursday
Hours vary depending on services and clinics
Services: Medical services.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES
2365 39th Ave
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 564-1113
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri
Service: Food Stamps and aid to qualified individuals

PLATTE COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
3020 18th Ave (Corner of 19th St & 32nd Ave)
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-4544
Hours: 10 – 11:30 am, Mon., Wed., & Fri.
2 pm – 4 pm, Tues. & Thurs.
Services: Provide emergency assistance for food to residents of Platte County. Must provide current bill to show resident of Platte County, Social Security Card for each member of family & Photo ID.

PLATTE COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE
Courthouse
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-4915
Hours: 8 am - Noon Mon- Fri
Services: Emergency help with rent, utilities and Life threatening medical attention
*Must seek assistance through other agencies before Services can be provided.

PLATTE COUNTY VETERAN’S OFFICE
Platte County Courthouse, 2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-4914
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri
Services: Emergency financial aid for Veteran Residents

PRAIRIE VALLEY RED CROSS
2905 23rd St.
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-8314
Hours: 8 am – 2 pm, Mon-Fri
Services: Provide assistance for disaster relief

SALVATION ARMY
1711 23rd St.
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 563-4915
Hours: 9:30 am – 6 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: used clothing/furniture/household goods & food pantry, emergency rent, utilities & medications, (cannot assist with deposits).

SIMON HOUSE THRIFT STORE
1853 10th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm, Tues-Fri (Sat 10am-4pm)
Services: Clothing, food & household goods for sale or voucher through church/human services; can help
with rent, utilities (limited funds), etc. Can not assist with deposits.
*Must seek assistance through other agencies before services can be provided.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
3020 18th St., Suite #2
Columbus, NE  68601
(402) 562-8065
Hours: 8 am – 5 pm, Mon-Fri
Services: Assistance to individuals with disabilities


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