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Bill Murphy fervently advocates for volunteering with Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska, extending his recommendation to everyone he encounters. He cherishes his volunteering experiences because, in the face of his faltering eyesight, he can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who require assistance. This dedication has earned Bill the prestigious Life of Christ Award, which will be presented to him at this year's Bountiful Harvest Dinner in Hastings on October 8. In this podcast, Bill shares his story of how he discovered CSS, and how he's helping others "see" hope as a volunteer.

by Katie Patrick

In a world that often seems preoccupied with the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is heartwarming to witness young people stepping up to make a difference in their communities. Recently, 15 students from Hastings College did just that by volunteering for a day at Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.

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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