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Social Services

In Tilden, Nebraska, residents have access to a variety of social service resources that aim to support their well-being and address diverse needs. These social service resources play a crucial role in promoting the overall welfare and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of Tilden.

Some of those resources are summarized below as a starting point for connecting with the services that are available in times of need.

General Social Services


Department of Health & Human Services

The City of Tilden, situated in both Madison and Antelope Counties, offers access to various social services organizations at the county, regional, and statewide levels.  The Madison County DHHS office provides a range of services, including: Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS): This division encompasses child welfare, adult protective services, economic support programs, and youth rehabilitation and treatment centers.  


Madison County DHHS Website:  Learn More

Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership (NENCAP), Inc.

This is a private, non-profit corporation that operates under the laws of the State of Nebraska. Its headquarters are located in Pender, Nebraska. NENCAP's primary mission is to provide assistance and support to an income-eligible population residing in a 14-county area of Northeast Nebraska. This service area includes counties such as Antelope and Madison. 


The physical address of Northeast Nebraska Community Action Partnership is 603 Earl St, Pender, NE. This location serves as a central hub for NENCAP's operations and acts as a base from which they deliver various programs and services to the community. 


As a community action partnership, NENCAP focuses on addressing the needs and improving the quality of life for individuals and families facing economic hardships. Through a range of initiatives, NENCAP aims to empower individuals, promote self-sufficiency, and provide opportunities for upward mobility. 


Food Security

The Antelope County Food Pantry

Located at 501 Main (Old Courthouse) in Neligh, NE, this is a service provided by Antelope County Health and Human Services. The pantry serves individuals and families who meet the eligibility criteria of need and residency in Antelope County. 


The Antelope County Food Pantry aims to alleviate food insecurity and provide temporary relief for individuals and families facing difficult circumstances. The pantry operates with the understanding that access to nutritious food is essential for the overall well-being and health of community members. 


Commodity Supplemental Food Program:

The food and nutrition services in the region encompass several programs aimed at ensuring access to healthy and nutritious food for individuals and families in need. Food pantries, located in Creighton, Norfolk, South Sioux City, and Pender, play a vital role in providing immediate food assistance to individuals and families. These pantries offer up to one week's supply of food, based on the size of the household. Eligible clients can access the pantry services four times per year, once per quarter. 

NENCAP Website:  Learn More

Located at: 603 Earl Street Pender, NE. 68047
Phone: (402) 385-6300 or 1 (800) 445-2505
Fax: (402) 385-6310


Housing Assistance 

Nebraska Homeless Assistance Program (NHAP)

This program designed to provide support to individuals and families facing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. The program offers financial assistance for rental or utility expenses, providing aid for up to two months. By combining financial assistance with case management, the NHAP Rent & Utility Assistance program aims to provide a comprehensive approach to homelessness prevention and housing stability, empowering individuals and families to overcome their challenges and work towards a more secure and sustainable future. 


Immunization Program

The Immunization Program is a comprehensive initiative that aims to promote public health by providing access to a wide range of vaccines to both adults and children. This program follows the recommended immunization schedule outlined by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

By providing access to vaccines, regardless of insurance status, the Immunization Program promotes equity and ensures that individuals and families can protect themselves and their communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. The program's efforts align with broader public health goals of reducing the incidence of vaccine-preventable illnesses and fostering a healthier and more resilient population. 


The Healthy Families Program

is a valuable resource that offers free one-on-one health and parenting education, as well as referrals, to families. This program aims to support and empower families by providing them with essential knowledge and guidance on various health and parenting topics. 


In addition to the educational component, the program also offers valuable referrals to other services and resources that may be beneficial to families. These referrals can range from healthcare providers and support groups to community programs and social services, depending on the individual needs of each family. 


Veteran Support

Veterans’ Services 

Veterans' Services (VSO) processes all aspects of veterans' claims, burial benefits, licenses, plates and veterans home applications and veterans aid applications at all levels federal, state & county.  Your local contact can be reached as follows:

Tom Nelson Veterans' Service Officer  

Old Courthouse 501 Main Street  

Neligh, NE ~ The Veterans Service Office 


The Veterans' Assistance Program

By addressing the specific needs of veteran families and individuals, the Veteran's Assistance program aims to provide comprehensive support, increase housing stability, and improve overall well-being. It recognizes the unique challenges faced by veterans and seeks to empower them on their journey towards sustainable housing and self-sufficiency. 


Antelope County Veterans’ Services Website: Learn More 


Senior Life Solutions

Antelope Memorial Hospital (AMH)

Antelope Memorial Hospital (AMH), located in Neligh, Nebraska, is a healthcare facility that serves the community and provides essential medical services. Additionally, AMH operates a clinic in Tilden, ensuring accessibility to healthcare services for residents in that area as well. AMH's commitment to serving the community's healthcare needs extends beyond their facility, reflecting their dedication to providing appropriate care in the most suitable environment. Their in-home care services contribute to the overall continuum of care, ensuring patients receive high-quality support wherever they require it.  AMH is dedicated to the well-being of the community, offering specialized programs like Senior Life Solutions and in-home care services to enhance the lives of individuals in need of healthcare support. 


Antelope Memorial Hospital (AMH) website:  Learn More

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