Welcome to the League of Human Dignity
We believe people who experience disability have the right to expect the same opportunity as anyone else to live, work and play in their communities. They have the same right to access benefits, services, resources and facilities. They have the same right to contribute freely, according to their potential, regardless of their disability. People with disabilities have the right to make their own decisions, to live independently and should never be forced to live in institutions.
The League of Human Dignity is a consumer-based nonprofit organization, whose mission is to promote the full integration of people with disabilities into society. To that end, we will advocate for their needs and rights while providing quality services to help them become and remain independent citizens.
Our centers provide services for people with disabilities to use in living full, independent lives. Each unique path to independence is designed by our consumers, with the assistance and advice of our staff. Here you are not a client, patient or victim. You are a consumer, with the power to make your own decisions.
We at the League of Human Dignity have been promoting independent living for people with disabilities since 1971.
Disaster Declaration Information
Pres. Donald Trump approved Gov. Pete Ricketts’ request for a Disaster Declaration for the state of Nebraska on March 21.
The declaration makes federal funding available to residents who sustained losses from flooding, severe winter storms and/or straight-line winds that began March 9, 2019, in the following counties:
Butler, Cass, Colfax, Dodge, Douglas, Nemaha, Sarpy, Saunders, and Washington.
Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.
Federal funding also is available to state, tribal, local governments and nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis in the following counties and tribal lands:
Adams, Antelope, Blaine, Boone, Box Butte, Boyd, Brown, Buffalo, Burt, Butler, Cass, Cedar, Cherry, Colfax, Cuming, Custer, Dakota, Dixon, Dodge, Douglas, Fillmore, Frontier, Furnas, Gage, Garfield, Gosper, Greeley, Hall, Harlan, Holt, Howard, Jefferson, Johnson, Keya Paha, Knox, Lancaster, Lincoln, Logan, Loup, Madison, Merrick, Morrill, Nance, Nemaha, Nuckolls, Otoe, Pawnee, Pierce, Platte, Richardson, Rock, Saline, Sarpy, Saunders, Scotts Bluff, Seward, Sherman, Stanton, Thayer, Thurston, Valley, Washington, Wayne, Wheeler, and York and the Santee Sioux Nation, Ponca Tribe of Nebraska, Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, Sac and Fox, and Winnebago Tribe.
Additional counties may be added as more damage assessment information is received. FEMA and NEMA are continuously working to validate the damage.
TO START YOUR RECOVERY
- Report your damage to your local emergency manager. This helps provide information about locations and extent of damage that can be used to assess additional recovery needs for your jurisdiction.
- Call your insurance agent to see if there is coverage for your losses under a traditional homeowner’s or renter’s policy, or under a flood insurance policy.
- Document your damage. Take photos or video. Make lists of damaged items
- Register with FEMA. The process is free, takes about 20 minutes and is available three ways:
- Register online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Use your smartphone to register through http://m.FEMA.gov ; click “Apply Online for FEMA Assistance,” and you will be directed to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
- Register by phone using FEMA’s toll-free registration line by calling 800-621-FEMA (3362). If you have a speech disability or hearing loss and use a TTY call 800-462-7585; or use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS) to call 1-800-621-3362. Telephone registration is available 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
- Be ready to register. When calling the FEMA number, be prepared to provide your current address, the address of the damaged property, contact information where FEMA can reach you, social security number, the makeup of your household (occupants), insurance and income information.
- Register, even if you are insured. Your insurance may not cover everything and some damage may not show up until later. Do not wait until you have settled with your insurer to register with FEMA.
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