Community Resources

Hotlines

211

211 or 444-6666:  "2-1-1" is the one stop shop when you're looking for a particular service. If you're in need of food pantries, counseling, utility assistance, or other human service, talk to an information and referral specialist who has the community's most extensive human service database at their fingertips. Nebraska 211 covers the entire state of Nebraska and 8 counties in Southwest Iowa. www.ne211.org

Adult and Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

1-800-652-1999:  24 hour hotline to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and vulnerable adults, including cases of self-neglect. http://dhhs.ne.gov

Alegent Creighton Mental Health Information and Referral Line

(402) 717-HOPE (4673): 24 hour information and referral line for individuals seeking psychiatric services or information. 

Boys Town National Hotline

1-800-448-3000 or TDD (for the hearing and speech impaired) 1-800-448-1833:  24 hour hotline to help parents, teens, and families with issues such as suicide prevention, sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, parenting troubles, anger, school problems, chemical dependency, relationships, depression, and runaways. The hotline is staffed by specially trained Boys Town counselors and is accredited by the American Association of Suicidiology. Spanish speaking counselors and translation services for over 140 languages are available. www.boystown.org/national-hotline

Heartland Family Service Domestic Violence Crisis Line

(800) 523-3666: 24-Hour Crisis Line provides support, education, crisis intervention, and referrals to community resources. Staff and trained volunteers also offer referral services to counselors and social service agencies. Victims, abusers, family and friends will find a supportive individual to speak with who is educated on domestic violence issues.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

 

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

1-800-784-2433

Nebraska Children's Home - Pregnancy Hotline

(877) 420-4747: 24 hour hotline provides information to help pregnant women find education, support, and resources in the community.  http://www.nchs.org/pregnancy-parenting-services/

Nebraska Client Assistance Program - Hotline for Disability Services

1-800-742-7594: The Hotline provides information and referral to Nebraskans who have questions or concerns related to a disability. This includes information about rehabilitation services, transportation, special parking permits, legal rights, and any other questions related to a disability.  Information is also available at http://www.cap.ne.gov/hotline_services

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Helpline

(800) 862-1889: 24 hour helpline provides information about prenatal care, child development, Medicaid, pregnancy related depression, breastfeeding, immunization, nutrition, and family planning.  http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/lifespanhealth_healthymothershealt...

Nebraska Family Helpline

(888) 866-8660: One phone call now connects Nebraska families to the help they need when dealing with their children’s behavioral problems and mental health issues. At the Nebraska Family Helpline, operators will assess immediate safety needs, identify the potential level of a behavioral health crisis and/or make recommendations or referrals.  http://dhhs.ne.gov/behavioral_health/Pages/nebraskafamilyhelpline_index....

Nebraska HIV/AIDS Information Hotline

(800) 782-AIDS (2437): Information and referrals regarding HIV and AIDS.  The hotline is available Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 11:00PM and Saturday/Sunday, 6:00PM to 11:00PM.  For more information, contact the Nebraska AIDS Project (402) 552-9255 www.nap.org

Nebraska Regional Poison Center

1-800-222-1222:  24 hour poison information line staffed by healthcare professionals to assess poison situations and recommend treatments. www.nebraskapoison.com

Women's Center for Advancement - Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline

24 Hour English Hotline (402) 345-7273

24 Hour Spanish Hotline (402) 672-7118

Assistive Technology

Assistive Technology Partnership

1313 Farnam on the Mall - 595-1923 or Toll Free 877-201-4141:  Offers individualized assessments for home and workplace modifications to enable people with disabilities to maintain their independence. Services include assistance in securing funding for home alterations and workplace technology, finding accessible homes or making alterations to current homes and rental properties, and exploring technology and other accommodations to increase employment options. www.atp.ne.gov

AT4ALL

Free online service to list and find assistive technology equipment in Nebraska. Equipment on AT4ALL is available for loan, sale, demonstration, or giveaway. Equipment available includes, but is not limited to stair and bath lifts, wheelchairs, scooters, communication aids, adapted toys, accessible homes, and modified vehicles.  www.at4all.com

Easter Seals Nebraska

638 North 109th Plaza - 345-2200:  Offers low or reduced interest rate loans in partnership with First National Bank of Omaha for qualified individuals with disabilities who need assistive technology devices or services to remain in their homes or to retain employment. http://ne.easterseals.com

League of Human Dignity

5513 Center Street - 595-1256 OR 1520 Avenue M, Council Bluffs - 712-323-6863:  Offers assistance and support to individuals with temporary, progressive, or permanent disabilities. Services include information and referral, advocacy, peer support, independent living skills training, assistance in finding and paying for accessible housing, financial benefits counseling, equipment sales, repair, loan, and rental, and finding personal assistants and chore providers. www.leagueofhumandignity.com

Rebuild Together Omaha

965-9201:  Provides home modifications to allow elderly and disabled homeowners to stay in their homes. Modifications include, but are not limited to increased lighting, installation of grab bars, ramps, and handrails, and increasing toilet height. Rebuilding Together also provides shower chairs, reachers, and other adaptive equipment. www.rebuildtogetheromaha.org

Computer and Internet Access

Heart Ministry Center - Resource Center

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  By Appointment only - assistance with internet job searching, updating resumes, writing cover letters, and applying for benefits such as SNAP Medicaid. www.heartministrycenter.org

Iowa Western Community College - Adult Learning Center

Omni Center, 300 West Broadway, Suite 12 - (712) 325-3266 or (800) 432-5852 ext. 3266: Iowa Western's Adult Learning Center offers FREE computer instruction for beginners.  Call for assistance.  www.iwcc.edu/continuing_education/adult_education/

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