Dawes County Agencies

Dawes County Agencies

United Way of Western Nebraska serving Dawes County is partnering with two agencies for 2017-2018 that focus on better health.

Better Health


CAPstone is a safe, child friendly environment where children who have been abused or neglected can be heard and supported.  Children with allegations of abuse are interviewed at CAPstone by a trained forensic interviewer, the interview is recorded, so child victims do not have to repeat their story and be re-traumatized by retelling their story multiple times. CAPstone serves the eleven counties in the Panhandle of Nebraska and has three satellite offices located in Alliance, Sidney and Alliance.  CAPstone offers advocacy services to child victims and their non-offending family members.  The advocacy services provided are on-going support, education, court school, medical evaluations and referrals for community services.  CAPstone also provides referrals for child victims and non-offending caregivers to receive counseling and mental health evaluations. Our goals are to reduce the trauma suffered by a child during an investigation; to increase successful prosecution of the child abusers; and to promote healing for child victims and their non-offending caregivers.

Contact CAPstone at 308-432-6916 or visit their website at capstonenebraska.com


At DOVES, we envision a community free of sexual, domestic, and dating violence; a community that fosters healthy sexuality; and a community where every person feels safe and expects healthy relationships.  Our mission is to ensure our empowerment-based and strengths-centered services are available and accessible to anyone who has experienced or been affected by sexual, domestic and dating violence.     


The DOVES Program provides the following free and confidential services throughout Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan and Sioux Counties:

               24-Hour Assistance

               Immediate, Ongoing & Long-Term Support

               Emergency Safe Shelter

               Assistance with Protection Order Applications

               Court System Information & Support

               Immigration Assistance

               Attorney Referrals

               Transportation Assistance

               Medical Advocacy

               Emergency & Short-Term Financial Assistance

               Food Pantry

               Emergency Cell Phones

               Support Groups

               One-on-One Support Sessions

               Connections to other Community Agencies

               Community Awareness and Education



The DOVES Program’s offices are located at:

             2035 10th Street, P.O. Box 98 (Gering)

             212 Box Butte Ave, Suite B (Alliance)

             342 Main Street (Chadron)

             941 8th Street (Sidney)

Contact The DOVES Program at 866-953-6837 or visit their website at www.dovesprogram.com.