Come to the Yankton Contact Center to get food and other basic needs for
you and your family.
Support With Basic Needs
We provide utility, rental, or lodging assistance or gasoline for out-of-town medical appointments.
We are able to direct you or your family to the appropriate services.
Who We Are
People in need often start with the Yankton Contact Center. YCC responds to crises and often hopeless situations experienced by individuals and families throughout the Yankton area to get food, gasoline, temporary housing, some medications, and many other social services requiring a connection now. At the Yankton Contact Center, if any man, woman, or child is hungry, they can come to us. We are the only food source in town that is accessible every day, all day, right away. We proudly serve many of our friends in Nebraska or within about 60 miles of Yankton.
Yankton Contact Center is the only source in town for individuals needing help managing and keeping their social security payments safe and secure with help from our Representative Payee Coordinators.
Early 1974: Church Women United facilitated multiple meetings of Yankton citizens to examine the needs of the community. The Contact Referral Center for Human Resources – nicknamed the “Yankton Contact Center,” began to form. The early focus was to create an informational booklet that included all Yankton area organizations, their officers, and agencies related to social concerns. Mary Helen Gannon served as the first Director of YCC. Operations to distribute food, clothing and the informational booklet began.
The Yankton area has to thank the members of the first board of the Yankton Contact Center in 1975: Allen Harms, Vivian Auld, Glen Bachman, Ruth Battin, S. Perk Bearden, Marjorie Gross, Marilyn Huntley, Rev. Robert Luhn, Sister Jeanne Ranek, Blanch Robertson, Barbara Sundling, and Daymon Young.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of what we do. They bring our mission to life. Volunteers often say they
“get more than they give.”
Become a Fundraiser
You can raise meals and money to help our neighbors in need! We make it easy for you to get started and provide ideas and tools to help you have fun while helping others.
Corporate, Association and Individual Giving
Serving your community is good business. Together, we can support your philanthropic goals and engage your employees, association volunteers, or church members.