2301 S. 15th St.
Serving women who are homeless, pregnant and experiencing a crisis. Residential service and parenting and prenatal care classes. 402-502-9224; www.bethlehemhouseomaha.org
WOMEN’S CENTER FOR ADVANCEMENT
222 S. 29th St.
The former YWCA helps women and their families stay safe and grow strong. Through a network of programs and services, the WCA reaches women where they are in their lives, whether at a point of crisis or on the road to independence and personal growth. 402-345-6555; 24-hour domestic abuse/sexual assault hotline: 402-345-7273; www.wcaomaha.org
FOOD BANK FOR THE HEARTLAND
10525 J St.
Nonprofit distributor of food and products to area food pantries, soup kitchens, low-income day care centers and service organizations. 402-331-1213; www.foodbankheartland.org
HEARTLAND HOPE MISSION
5210 S. 21st St.
A faith-based charitable organization providing food, clothing and promoting self-sufficiency for people in need in the metro area. Pantry is at 5218 S. 21st St. Open Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The second Saturday of the month, the pantry is open in Millard, 5351 S. 139th Plaza, from 10:30 a.m. to
11:30 a.m. 402-733-2077; www.heartlandhopemission.org
HEART MINISTRY CENTER
2222 Binney St.
Nonprofit agency offering a choice food pantry, case management services, clothing closet and boutique, outreach events, self-sufficiency programs, mentoring program and pharmacy. Also offers a dental and medical clinic in partnership with Creighton University and legal clinic in conjunction with the Nebraska State Bar Association. 402-451-2321; www.heartministrycenter.org
JUAN DIEGO CENTER
5211 S. 31st St.
Bilingual counseling, food pantry, microbusiness training and development, and family-based immigration legal assistance. Operated by Catholic Charities of Omaha. 402-731-5413; www.ccomaha.org
THE MICAH HOUSE
1415 Ave. J, Council Bluffs
An emergency homeless shelter serving families and individuals. 712-323-4416; www.themicahhouse.org
OPEN DOOR MISSION
2828 N. 23rd St. East
Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954, committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 816 safe shelter beds to homeless men, women and children. Serves more than 2,000 hot, nutritious meals daily and provides preventive measures to more than 275 people living in poverty. 402-422-1111; hotline: 402-829-1531; www.opendoormission.org
2316 Howard St.
Christ-centered transitional living program that helps homeless women with children become emotionally, spiritually and financially stable. 402-345-7306; www.restoredhopeomaha.org
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES/CHRIST CHILD NORTH CENTER
2111 Emmet St.
Educating and empowering families and senior citizens to improve their quality of life through senior services, family enrichment, a food pantry, and community support and advocacy. Operated by Catholic Charities of Omaha. 402-453-6363; www.ccomaha.org
1702 Nicholas St.
Provides emergency shelter for men, women and children. Food, clothing, residential addiction recovery, day services, employment training. 402-341-1821; www.sienafrancis.org
AMERICAN ADOPTION CONGRESS
8141 S. 69th St., La Vista
Offers support for all those touched by adoption. 402-537-4387; www.americanadoptioncongress.org
14100 Crawford St., Boys Town
Specializing in the care and treatment of children. One of the largest nonprofit, nonsectarian child and family care organizations in the country, it provides treatment for children with behavioral, emotional and physical problems. 402-498-1300; www.boystown.org
CHILDREN’S SQUARE USA
Offices in Iowa and Nebraska, main campus at North Sixth Street and Avenue E, Council Bluffs
Educational classes and counseling services, child welfare emergency services, services for runaway and homeless youths, grades one through 12 special education, residential treatment for children and adolescents, family foster care, aftercare services for young adults who have aged out of foster care. Child care and preschool services also provided. 712-322-3700; www.childrenssquare.org
HEARTLAND FAMILY SERVICE
2101 S. 42nd St.
302 American Parkway, Papillion
1515 Ave. J, Council Bluffs
Programs address child abuse, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness, juvenile crime, early childhood development, mental health and addictions. Community services and centers. Seventeen locations in Omaha, Sarpy County, Fremont and southwest Iowa. 402-553-3000 (Omaha), 712-435-5350 (Council Bluffs); email@example.com; www.heartlandfamilyservice.org
LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES OF NEBRASKA
Administrative office: 124 S. 24th St., Suite 230
Offers mental health and substance abuse services for adults and teens; adoption, foster care and pregnancy counseling; early childhood intervention and prevention; parenting and family support; At Ease program for returning veterans and their loved ones; and refugee resettlement and immigration legal services. Office: 402-342-7038; counseling: 855-659-2706; www.lfsneb.org
NEBRASKA FAMILY HELPLINE
Advice and assistance regarding family matters, issues and crises. 888-866-8660; www.nebraskafamilyhelpline.ne.gov
OMAHA HOME FOR BOYS
4343 N. 52nd St.
A nonprofit providing a behaviorally based residential program for at-risk youth as well as transitional living and independent living programs for young men and women. 402-457-7000, 800-408-4663; www.omahahomeforboys.org
CENTER FOR HUMAN DIVERSITY INC.
10018 S. 13th St., Bellevue
Training, consulting and coaching related to improving communication among people of different racial, ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds. 402-212-5424; www.centerforhumandiversity.org
CONSULADO DE MEXICO
7444 Farnam St.
Headquartered in Omaha; serving Nebraska and Iowa. Passport, visa, identification card and protections information and other services. Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. 402-595-1841
INTERNATIONAL CENTER OF THE HEARTLAND
1941 S. 42nd St., Suite 402
A program under Lutheran Family Services and an initiative of United Way of the Midlands and other community organizations. Provides resources and services for immigrants, refugees, human-trafficking victims, parolees and asylumseekers. 402-346-6100; www.lfsneb.org/community/nac.asp
LATINA RESOURCE CENTER
5211 S. 31st St.
Services for Latina women, including basic English instruction, health and family-life education, nutrition and parenting classes, support groups, domestic violence counseling. Collaborating partners: Catholic Charities, Heartland Family Service and the Women’s Center for Advancement. 402-898-6760; www.ccomaha.org
LATINO CENTER OF THE MIDLANDS
4821 S. 24th St.
Nonprofit center provides higher education services for youth and families, adult education services, social service programs, referrals, and cultural transition programs for immigrants. Bilingual staff. 402-733-2720; www.latinocenterofthemidlands.org
OMAHA TOGETHER ONE COMMUNITY
3647 Lafayette Ave.
Multiethnic and interfaith group seeks to strengthen community through leadership seminars, research, public discourse and more. 402-344-4401; www.otoc.org
SOUTHERN SUDAN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
3610 Dodge St., Suite 100
English instruction for all refugees and those seeking asylum in the Omaha area, mentoring programs, coordination of health and human services, assistance with job placement and job readiness training, financial literacy, household budgeting, cultural orientation and driver’s training. 402-554-0759; www.sscaomaha.org
URBAN LEAGUE OF NEBRASKA
3040 Lake St.
Community-based movement devoted to empowering African-Americans through education, job training, family programs and more. 402-451-1066; www.urbanleagueneb.org
U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES
1717 Ave. H East
The Omaha district office provides immigration-related services in Nebraska and Iowa. By appointment only. Appointments should be made online. 800-375-5283 or 402-633-4000; www.uscis.gov
FAMILY HOUSING ADVISORY SERVICES
2401 Lake St., 3605 Q St. and 10 S. Fourth St., Council Bluffs
Nonprofit, certified, comprehensive housing agency. Services range from prevention of homelessness to home ownership and more. 402-934-7921 (Lake Street), 402-546-1013 (Q Street), 712-322-4436 (Council Bluffs); www.fhasinc.org
1314 Douglas St.
Emergency aid to individuals in need of one-time housing and utility assistance. Donations accepted year-round. Operated by World-Herald Goodfellows Charities Inc. 402-444-1388; www.omaha.com
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1701 N. 24th St.
Nonprofit Christian organization that relies on community volunteers to partner with low-income families to build and renovate homes. 402-457-5657; www.habitatomaha.org
LUTHERAN METRO MINISTRY
4205 Boyd St.
A serving arm of the Nebraska Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, providing limited assistance with rent, utilities and other needs. Emergency food pantry at three locations, and comprehensive referral services. 402-453-3774. www.lutheranmetromin.com
REBUILDING TOGETHER OMAHA
7831 Wakeley Plaza
An affiliate of the national organization, it preserves and revitalizes homes and the community, ensuring that low-income elderly and disabled homeowners live in warmth, safety and independence. Has programs to respond to serious emergency needs. 402-965-9201; www.rebuildingtogetheromaha.org
CENTER FOR HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT INC.
6502 and 6663 Sorensen Parkway
Professionals offer assessment and counseling, crisis intervention, group support, parenting and other helpful life-skills building programs. Outpatient counseling and other support and educational services available. 402-502-9788; www.chdomaha.org
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES OF NEBRASKA
212 S. 74th St., Suite 205
Represents partnership of 17 health charities working to improve the health and wellness of Nebraskans through a workplace giving campaign. 402-614-8500; www.chcne.org
THE FIRST TEE OF OMAHA
6315 N. 30th St.
A division of the World Golf Foundation, its mission is to impact the lives of people around the world by creating affordable and accessible golf facilities primarily to serve those who have not previously had exposure to the game and its positive values. Steve Hogan Golf Course, 402-444-5396; www.thefirstteeomaha.org
GOOD NEWS JAIL AND PRISON MINISTRIES
Douglas County Correctional Center, 710 S. 17th St.
Mentors incarcerated men and women who have shown an interest in spiritual growth. Also runs a cell-adoption program in which a church creates an extension of its ministry within a prison housing unit. Needs volunteers willing to train to become mentors. Contact Chaplain Morris Jackson at 402-599-2293; www.goodnewsjailpm.org
HEARTLAND EQUINE THERAPEUTIC RIDING ACADEMY
29430 Ida St., Valley; 4906 S. 180th St.
Offers therapeutic horse riding and carriage driving, hippotherapy and a veterans’ program. Serves both children and adults with disabilities such as cerebral palsy, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, brain tumors, head or spinal cord injuries, visual or hearing impairment, autism, developmental delays and strokes. Offers summer camps. 402-359-8830; www.hetra.org
JEWISH FEDERATION OF OMAHA
333 S. 132nd St.
Umbrella organization with a mission to build and sustain a strong and vibrant Omaha Jewish community. Fosters a positive Jewish environment in which to build, strengthen and preserve Jewish identity and traditions. Includes the Center for Jewish Life, the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Press, the Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Social Services.
KNIGHTS OF AK-SAR-BEN FOUNDATION
8707 West Center Road, Suite 101
A civic and philanthropic organization whose mission is “to leverage collective business leadership to build a more prosperous Heartland.” Its activities are designed to promote community enhancement, youth development and heartland development. 402-554-9600; www.aksarben.org
LITERACY CENTER OF THE MIDLANDS
1823 Harney St., Suite 204
Free, confidential assistance with literacy needs for adults in the Omaha and Council Bluffs area. 402-342-7323; www.giveliteracy.org
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Government agency responsible for coordination, funding and oversight of community-based services related to behavioral health, developmental disabilities, public health, elder care services, economic and medical assistance programs, adult protective services, licensure of health and other professions and facilities, and vital records and more. 402-595-2850; www.dhhs.ne.gov
1313 Farnam-on-the-Mall St., third floor, 402-595-2850
Lake Street Office, 3737 Lake St., 402-595-3700
Pacific Street Office, 1101 S. 42nd St., 800-383-4278
S.O.N.A., 5211 S. 31st St., 402-597-1787
South Office, 4927 S. 24th St., 402-595-3544
Child Welfare and Juvenile Services:
Intake Center, 1215 S. 42nd St., 402-595-3620
Project Harmony, 11949 Q St., 402-595-1325
Child Support Services, 1701 Mercy Road, Suite 310, 877-631-9973
Developmental Disabilities and Service Coordination:
1821 N. 73rd St., 402-595-2700
1101 S. 42nd St., 800-383-4278
Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home: 12505 S. 40th St., Bellevue; 402-595-2180
Public Health Administrative Offices, 1801 N. 73rd St.; 402-595-3343
Health Disparities and Health Equity, 1313 Farnam St.; 402-595-1429
NEBRASKA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES HELPLINE
Questions and concerns regarding DHHS programs and services. 800-254-4202; DHHS.Helpline//dhhs.ne.gov/pages/helpline.aspx
NEBRASKA HUMANE SOCIETY
8929 Fort St.
Provides services for all pet basics. Offers behavioral advice, animal shelter, animal control, obedience classes and adoption. 402-444-7800; www.nehumanesociety.org
NEBRASKA VETERANS COUNCIL
P.O. Box 5205, Lincoln 68505-0205
Umbrella organization of recognized veterans groups, including the Great Plains Paralyzed Veterans of America, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion, Vietnam Veterans of America, Nebraska Association of Professional Veterans Advocates and American Veterans. 402-464-6338
OMAHA PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
215 S. 15th St.
Mission is to raise funds and advocate for the Omaha Public Library. 402-444-4589; www.omahalibraryfoundation.org
RADIO TALKING BOOK SERVICE INC.
7101 Newport Ave., Suite 205
Serving persons with visual or physical disabilities that prevent them from reading printed material. Lends radios free of charge. 402-572-3003; www.rtbs.org
Divisional headquarters: 10755 Burt St.
Evangelical Christian ministry offering transitional housing, child development centers, adult rehabilitation center for men, food pantry, disaster-relief programs, health and fitness programs, and more. 402-898-7700; www.givesalvationarmy.org
19933 Virginia Hills Road and 709 Mynster St., Council Bluffs
Volunteer-run thrift store selling used clothing, toys, household goods, furniture, jewelry and linens. Part of Hope Net Ministries. Proceeds go to services for the homeless, near-homeless and women returning from incarceration in the Council Bluffs area. 712-256-6300 or 712-256-9985; www.hopenetministries.org
2723 Q St.
Drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, emergency shelter for homeless men, women and children and a transitional living program. 402-731-0238; www.stephencenter.org
TAKE FLIGHT FARMS
1004 Farnam St., Suite 400
Equine-assisted therapy and learning programs for those with social or mental health needs, including anxiety, eating or behavioral disorders, divorce, grief and loss, and more. 402-930-3037; www.takeflightfarms.org
UNITED WAY OF THE MIDLANDS
1805 Harney St.
United Way of the Midlands engages the passion and resources of our neighbors and community partners to improve people’s lives in the Omaha, Council Bluffs and Bellevue metro area. The community impact organization helps those who need it most today, through a safety net of services, while creating pathways to safe and productive lives in the future. 402-342-8232; www.uwmidlands.org