The Carol Yoakum Family Resource Center opened its doors in April 1995. Its purpose is to provide family support to residents of the neighborhoods of northwest Lincoln. With over 6,600 square feet, the center provides a variety of programs to serve families. Over the years, the programs have continued to change to meet the needs of families in the area. Today, the center offers a variety of family support services, including:

Early Childhood Development Center provides licensed child care for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school-agers. The Child Development Center is currently closed as we work to find a provider for these services. We hope to re-open the center in early 2023.

Friends with Food distribution program providing free food through the USDA Commodities program and the Food Bank of Lincoln on the fourth Monday of the month, 5:00-6:00 p.m. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including gender identity and sexual orientation), age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information is available in languages other than English. To file a complaint alleging discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at: or in Spanish at or at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (2) Fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) Email: This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Clothing Closet providing free clothes, toys, and small household items to anyone in need, available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Reduced-Cost Bus Passes for low-income individuals, regular passes at $8 each and Handi-Van passes at $16 each. Passes are sold Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Senior Coffee Club on Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., speakers and presentations on a variety of subjects are on the third Wednesday mornings of the month starting at 9:30 a.m.

Computer Center providing free high-speed internet access on two computers with printing capabilities.

Other services at the Family Resource Center include conference room space for neighborhood meetings, chapel rental for private parties and church services, and a substation for the Lincoln Police Department.

Arnold Community Learning Center provides programs and services for youth, families, and the community at Arnold Elementary. The Lincoln Housing Authority serves as the lead agency for the Arnold CLC and works with many community partners to provide expanded learning opportunities, family support, and neighborhood outreach through the school. The service coordinator for the Family Resource Center also serves as the school community coordinator for the Arnold CLC.