Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska
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Helping People, Changing Lives
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska is a Community Action Partnership and member of a national network of over 1,000 community action agencies across America. We are a non-profit community based health and human services organization that serves low-income, disadvantaged, and those unable to meet their needs through other sources. The agency was established in 1965 and provides services to over 9,000 individuals, children and families in three main program areas:
As a Community Action Partnership our vision is to create communities where everyone has an opportunity for a successful life. Our mission is to strengthen people and communities to help themselves and improve lives.
While some programs serve a wider area, the main service area is the southern panhandle area of Nebraska. The agencies’ programs impact hundreds of lives daily through their dedicated work.
Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska’s home office and community health center are located in Gering. The agency holds a 501(C) (3) designation by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of community leaders, low-income representatives and elected officials.
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COMMUNITY ACTION PROMISE
To provide quality services and promote learning opportunities to improve and nurture the health and well-being of Western Nebraska Communities.
Program Directors and Board of Directors
Communities where everyone has an opportunity for a successful life.
To strengthen people and communities to help themselves and improve lives.
Integrity - We treat all people with dignity and respect.
Compassion - We believe working compassionately with people enriches all.
Inclusion - We are inclusive and advocate for diversity.
Collaboration - We believe working in partnerships strengthens communities; we seek mutually-beneficial partnerships that advance a common mission.
Innovation - We embrace opportunities to learn, grow and make wise choices.
Marketing and Public Relations
CAPWN Programs Directors
CAPWN Board of Directors
Executive Director: Margo Hartman
Administrative Assistant: Laurie Zitterkopf
Community Health Services: Sarah Ochoa
Clinical Health Services: Jeff Tracy
Supportive Health Services: Betsy Vidlak
Through its Board of Directors, Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska has access to a wide range of valuable expertise. It includes representatives from grassroots community members and the Head Start Policy Council which provide a voice in expressing the needs and desires of the communities. In addition, the Board is equally represented by members of the private, public and resident sector, creating a balanced perspective in promoting policies to best serve the needs of low-income communities.
CAPWN Board Members are:
President - Tim Nolting
Vice-President - Maunetee Loeks-Van Patten
Secretary/Treasure - Kimberly Flaherty
Mary Beth Mau