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On September 29th, Lincoln Young Professionals Group (YPG) announced Katie Patrick, Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska as Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year.

Born in a refugee camp in Africa, Nyabuoy Chan never imagined moving to America as a young adult to start a new life. She now uses that experience in her role as a CSS Refugee Resettlement and Senior Case Manager to help others find hope in the good life in Lincoln, a city she calls very friendly and welcoming to new arrivals.

"Why stick around that long?" "Because I'm greedy! I LOVE helping people!" CSS Lincoln is blessed to have Elaine Wagener as a hard-working volunteer who has helped in our thrift store, our accounting department, and our CSS Food Market. In this podcast, Elaine shares her journey to Lincoln and why she continues to help CSS bring Hope in the Good Life to our neighbors.

We're honored to announce that we've received $100k thanks to being one of the top ten nonprofits during THE BIG GIVE voting!

LINCOLN (SNR) – The Knights of Columbus of St. Peter Parish in Lincoln will collaborate with the Capitol City Ford & Mustang Club as they host the 41st “All Makes Car and Truck Show” Sept. 11.

Voting ends at 11:59 pm Friday 8/26. Your support for CSS in the Large category could bring $100k of relief to our Lincoln neighbors needing a hand-up in their time of greatest need.

Despite facing stage 4 cancer, Mary is not afraid of dying. She’s not afraid because she’s found hope in her faith and the love she and her young daughter feel from the people around them, including those at Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.

LINCOLN – Two organizations within the Lincoln Diocese are finalists in The Big Give challenge by Union Bank & Trust (UBT) in Lincoln.

Ten $100,000 prizes will be awarded by UBT to the top vote categories of three categories: small, medium (Pius X Foundation) and large (Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska). Anyone can vote for these organizations at One vote per category per email address is counted. Voting ends Aug. 26.

It's back to school time! The transition from summer to school can be challenging for students and parents. Dr. Miller shares tips to make it a great and holy school year!

"When we're down and hurting, we don't need someone to push us down further. We need someone to grab our hands and pull us back up. And that's what you did for me." Meet Sherry. In this episode, she shares her story and how a kind hand-up from the CSS Lincoln Emergency Services team got her back on the right path and moving forward.

With $100,000 from the The Big Give, presented by UBT, CSS will be able to provide financial assistance to help pay rent and utilities to thousands of families, and help to feed the growing number of people requesting food from our CSS Food Market, all in the Lincoln/Lancaster County area.

Host Ashley Frevert interviews CSS Executive Director Katie Patrick, who shares her background, her journey to CSS, and information about the agency's mission and vision.

LINCOLN (SNR) – Steve Sousek, a member of North American Martyrs Parish in Lincoln, will embark on a two-day running/biking event July 22-23 to benefit RUNBORN, an entity supporting women and children in crisis, and unborn children.
Sousek created RUNBORN in 2020 and participated in events to raise funds for Women’s Care Center and St. Gianna Women’s Home in Lincoln.

Steve Sousek is on a mission to fuse his love of running with his passion for the pro-life movement, supporting both unborn children and women in crisis. It’s why he formed “Runborn,” and he is raising money for Catholic Social Services' St. Gianna Women’s Homes(SGWH)and the Lincoln’s Women’s Care Center by “running for their lives” July 22-23, 2022. In this podcast, Steve talks about how he’s helping to bring hope in the good life to these women and their unborn babies.

  • Square miles served in the Diocese of Lincoln last year


  • Financial assistance provided across southern Nebraska last year


  • Counseling sessions through the Immaculate Heart of Mary Counseling Center last year


  • Nights of lodging & safety provided through St. Gianna’s Women’s Homes last year


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