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St. Gertrude of Nivelles | The CSS community garden:
Looking for the "little way to serve"

by Veronica Pino
St. Gianna Program Manager 
Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska

One of our most recent endeavors at St. Gianna Women’s Home has been guiding three of our mothers as they seek to get their children baptized.

In many ways, it’s been an exciting experience, as we do what we can to help these families so that their little ones can enter the Catholic Church. What heartwarming moments we had as each mother approached one of our staff members expressing her desire to baptize her children. And what joy to think of seven children receiving the sacrament of Baptism!

by John McDonald
Hastings Regional Director, Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska

This time of year, I find myself dusting off my suits in preparation for various events, such as weddings, liturgies and banquets. This year is heavy on banquets and professional events, such as the upcoming Catholic Social Services Celebration of Hope banquet (April 25) and Give Hastings Day (April 2). Most recently, the Catholic Social Services team attended the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting in which Hastings CSS received the Business of the Year - Nonprofit Award.

Auburn Programs

Family Support Services

Serving Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, & Richardson counties

We take requests for financial assistance on Mondays. The phone line opens promptly at 9:00 AM and remains open until the list for weekly financial assistance has been filled. You are eligible to receive assistance only once per year. Appointments are limited and based on a weekly budget. The number to request financial assistance is 402.817.2753.

Until further notice, phone interviews are replacing in-­person appointments.

CSS Food Market in Auburn

If you need help with food, personal care items, diapers, household goods, and furniture, please call 402.327.6242 Monday-Thursday. Please leave a message and our Director of Social Services will contact you.

Support CSS Auburn

Donate Items

Clothing & household items may be brought to our Auburn CSS Gift & Thrift store. Click here for more information.

To better serve and uphold the dignity of our clients, we have established guidelines for our donation program and we ask that all potential donors of furniture or larger items fill out a screening form. Click here for our online form.

Donate Money

Your gifts, both large and small, will help us bring Hope in the Good Life to those we serve together in the 5 county area served by our outreach office. Click here to donate online.


Our Auburn office offers many opportunities for individuals, families, and parish communities to serve those in need. Ultimately, we are about service to one another: the disabled, the aged, the newcomer, and the poor among us. Click here to fill out our simple online volunteer application.

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