The Homeless Prevention Center is located at 26th and O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska. The Prevention Center makes items such as food, clothing, personal care needs, furniture and household goods available at no charge to the poor and near homeless. It is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for shopping, and Monday through Friday for donation drop off. You can also bring donations on Saturday and Sunday.
Contact the HPC:
Homeless Prevention Center Hours:
Monday & Friday
9:00am-11:30am & 1:30pm-4:00pm
4:00pm-6:00pm for employed and college students
For Receiving Donations
Furniture Pick Up Line
The Prevention Center also makes clothing and shoes available to homeless guests staying at the Mission.
In 2011, the Mission distributed 1,080,000 pounds of food (bread, produce, fresh meat and canned goods); 436,107 articles of clothing; 10,609 pieces of furniture; and 460,233 household items. These efforts helped over 20,000 unduplicated Lancaster County residents. That's 10% of the Lincoln population!
Many of the people coming to the Prevention Center are living at or below the poverty line. They include people who are unemployed or under-employed, physically and mentally handicapped, refugees, struggling with affordable housing, and/or unable to earn a living wage. We estimate that 12 to 15% of our city's population is living in poverty.