Community Resources

Legal Assistance

Iowa Legal Aid

(800) 532-1275 - Older Iowans (age 60 and over) (800) 992-8161: Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance in civil matters to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.  Along with volunteer lawyers throughout the state, Iowa Legal Aid helps the legal system work for those who cannot afford help with legal issues.  Services may be available in areas of child support, custody, visitation, divorce, domestic violence, guardianship, landlord/tenant issues, foreclosure, home ownership, discrimination, sexual harassment, consumer issues, public benefits, aging issues, taxes, disability, disaster relief, health, individual rights, veterans' issues, retirement, and resources for new Iowans.  www.iowalegalaid.org

Legal Aid of Nebraska

209 South 19th Street, Suite 200 - (402) 348-1069 - Outside of Douglas County (877) 250-2016 - Elder Access Line (age 60 and over) (800) 527-7249 - Native American Access Line (800) 729-9908: Legal Aid of Nebraska provides assistance to low-income and elderly people in civil matters. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.  Legal Aid of Nebraska does not handle criminal matters in state or federal court, personal injury or workers’ compensation cases. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s legal services are free; however, clients may be responsible for court costs.  Legal Aid may be able to assist in the in the areas of divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, guardianship, bankruptcy, collections, garnishments, landlord/tenant rights, foreclosure, home ownership, SSDI, SSI, public benefits, unemployment benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and wills.  www.legalaidofnebraska.com

Legal Aid of Nebraska-Access to Justice (A2J) Self Help Center

209 South 19th Street, 2nd Floor - A2J-Omaha is a store-front office open each afternoon between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. A person must be eligible for Legal Aid services to get assistance through the walk-in center. The goal of the walk-in center is to answer legal questions for people who are caught up in or want to pursue a court case or legal proceeding. An attorney and paralegal are on staff each afternoon to answer legal questions and help people sort out problems.

The A2J Center conducts clinics to “assist” people in representing themselves in three specific areas:            

  • Changing the amount of a child support order, if the legal requirements for making that change have been met; and
  • Helping non-custodial parents get court-ordered visitation with their children.
  • Helping people establish paternity, custody, child support and parenting time.

www.legalaidofnebraska.org

Nebraska Appleseed Information Line

(800) 845-3746: Nebraska Appleseed is a non-profit, nonpartisan public interest law firm that works for equal justice and full opportunity for all Nebraskans. Appleseed uses litigation, public policy reform, and community education to positively impact low-income families, immigrants, children in foster care, and access to health care.  The Nebraska Appleseed Intake and Information Line is available to provide referrals, information, and advice regarding child welfare, public benefits, health care access, and immigration.  www.neappleseed.org

Nebraska State Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project

(800)-742-3005:  Free or reduced rate legal assistance on civil matters for low income individuals living in Nebraska. www.nebar.com

Urban League of Nebraska - Discrimination Consultations

3040 Lake Street - 402-453-9730: A representative from the City of Omaha Human Rights and Relations Department is available for consultation on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Urban League of Nebraska Family Resource Center.  Walk-ins are welcome or call for an appointment.  www.urbanleagueneb.org

Medical - Basic Screening and Immunizations

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Every Woman Matters

(800) 532-2227: Every Woman Matters is a program that can help you pay for your health check-up. The program is for women between the ages of 40 and 74 who meet income eligibilty guidelines.  Services include clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap tests, pelvic exams, blood pressure checks, height/weight checks, lipids/triglycerides checks, and glucose tests.  Call or go online to apply.  http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/womenshealth_ewm.aspx#Whatis

Planned Parenthood

3105 North 93rd Street - (402) 496-0489: Offers free and reduced cost pregnancy testing, pregnancy planning services, abortion services and referrals, adoption services and referrals, STD testing, treatments, and vaccines, HIV testing, birth control and emergency contraception, LGBT services, men's and women's reproductive healthcare, and women's routine physicals.  www.plannedparenthood.org

Medical - Clinics

All Care Health Center

902 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 325-1990: Formerly Council Bluffs Community Health Center.  Provides comprehensive medical services, radiology services, mental health services, and prenatal care on a sliding scale fee basis.  Also provides pharmacy services and access to medication assistance programs for Center patients.  Call to schedule an appointment.  www.allcarehealthcenter.org

Benson Community Health Center

5420 Northwest Radial Highway - (402) 558-9242: The Benson Community Health Center is an initiative of Charles Drew Health Center and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM.  The Benson Center provides primary health care services for infants and toddlers, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  They also offer pregnancy care, immunizations, back to school and sports physicals, HIV/STI testing, and chronic disease management.  Call for an appointment.  www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org

Charles Drew Health Center

2915 Grant Street - (402) 451-3553: Offers sliding scale medical services including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, radiology, ophthalmology, minor surgery, behavioral health, nutrition, cardiology, and podiatry.  Low cost and free medications available for patients without prescription drug coverage.  www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org

Charles Drew Health Center - Public Housing Health Clinics

Crown Tower: 5904 Henninger Avenue - Florence Tower: 5100 Florence Boulevard - Evans Tower: 3600 North 24th Street - Jackson Tower: 600 South 27th Street - (402) 457-1240

Charles Drew provides health care services to residents and to individuals and families living near Public Housing Health Centers.  Services are available by appointment including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric care, behavioral health support, and STD and HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and treatment.  Other services may be accessed through referrals to the Charles Drew Health Center on 29th and Grant.  www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org

Charles Drew Health Center Homeless Satellite Clinics

Catholic Charities Omaha Campus for Hope, 1490 North 16th Street - 402-345-9860 or Siena Francis House Baright Shelter, 1111 North 17th Street - 402-346-8401: The homeless satellite clinics run by Charles Drew Health Center offer free medical services to individuals with documentation of homeless status.  Appointments are required.  www.charlesdrewhcomaha.org

Creighton University Magis Clinic

Located in the Siena Francis House Baright Center, 1111 North 17th Street - (888) 218-4692: The Magis Clinic offers services to anyone in need.  Medical care and medications are provided free of charge.  The clinic is staffed by Creighton medical students and volunteer physicians.  Acute care is provided on a first come first served basis every Saturday from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.  Sexual health clinics are offered twice a month, women's health clinics (by appointment ONLY) once a month, and diabetes education sessions once a month.  More information is available online at medschool.creighton.edu/magis/

Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center

2602 J Street - Clinic (402) 733-3612 or General Information (402) 734-5275: The Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and public health services to American Indians and others eligible for Indian Health Services, including adolescent health care, Certified Diabetes Education, Elder Care, Family Planning, Lead Screening, Lab Services, Midwife Services, Newborn and Well Child Clinics, Outpatient Medical, Physical Therapy, Women Infants and Children Program (WIC), Transportation, Public Health Nursing, Mental Health, Social Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Services, Dental, and Pharmacy.  http://www.poncatribe-ne.org/OmahaClinic

Heart Ministry Center

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  Walk in clinic available on Wednesdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM. A nurse practitioner from Creighton University is available to treat acute health care problems at no cost. www.heartministrycenter.org

Methodist Health System - Renaissance Health Clinic

3612 Cuming Street (In the Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center) - (402) 354-3198: Nurse practitioners available by appointment or on a first come, first served basis to provide health care services for men, women, and adolescents including physical exams, treatment of minor and chronic health problems, pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, pregnancy testing, menopause, PMS, and osteoporosis treatment and counseling, health education, family planning services, adolescent routine care, STD testing and treatment, school, sports, and camp physicals, and treatment for victims of domestic abuse.  Some services may require a $25 copay.  Sliding scale fees available for individuals without insurance.  Open Monday through Friday.  www.bestcare.org

One World Community Health Center

4920 South 30th Street - (402) 734-4110: Provides annual physicals, primary medical care, education, treatment for chronic diseases, and STD testing and treatment.  Open Monday through Friday.  Open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8AM to 5PM, Wednesday from 8AM to 8PM, and Friday from 9AM to 5PM.  Call for an appointment.  www.oneworldomaha.org

One World Community Health Center - Quick Sick Clinic

4920 South 30th Street, 1st Floor - (402) 502-8859: Provides care for minor illnesses on a first come, first served basis.  No appointment necessary.  Open Monday through Saturday.  www.oneworldomaha.org

One World Community Health Centers - Northwest Omaha Clinic

4229 North 90th Street – (402) 401-6000: Opening April 1, 2014.  The newest One World Clinic will offer medical, dental, and behavioral health services for both children and adults.  Walk ins are welcome. www.oneworldomaha.org

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