Community Resources

Pregnancy Services

Lutheran Family Services - Council Bluffs Center for Healthy Families

300 West Broadway, Suite 7 - (712) 242-0326: Offers pregnancy and early childhood services including pregnancy counseling, pre and post adoption services, early childhood mental health services, parenting programs, sexual abuse treatment for affected children and families, incentive programs, life skills development, and community referrals.  www.lfsneb.org

Lutheran Family Services - North Omaha Center for Healthy Families

3040 Lake Street - (402) 504-1733: Offers pregnancy and early childhood services including pregnancy counseling, pre and post adoption services, nutrition education, early childhood mental health services, parenting programs, sexual abuse treatment for affected children and families, incentive programs, training programs, child care for on-site activities, and community referrals.  www.lfsneb.org

Lutheran Family Services - Pregnancy Counseling

Pregnancy Counseling Services are available at these Lutheran Family Services locations:

Bellevue - 730 Fort Crook Road North - (402) 292-9105

Papillion - 1410 East Gold Coast Road, Suite 200 - (402) 592-0639

Omaha Downtown - 124 South 24th Street, Suite 100 and 200 - (402) 661-7100

Omaha North - 2401 Lake Street, Suite 110 - (402) 455-9757

Omaha Center for Healthy Families - 3040 Lake Street - (402) 504-1733

Council Bluffs Center for Healthy Families - 300 West Broadway, Suite 7 - (712) 242-1040

www.lfsneb.org

One World Community Health Center

4920 South 30th Street - (402) 734-4110: Offers prenatal care, obtetrics, midwifery, reproductive health, annual exams, cancer screenings, pre and post menopause services, adolescent care, and STD testing and treatment.  www.oneworldomaha.org

One World Community Health Center - Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

4612 South 25th Street - (402) 734-2028: The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.  www.oneworldomaha.org

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

University of Nebraska Medical Center - Maternal Care Program

4400 Emile Street - 559-4500:  Services include financial assessment, assistance with Medicaid applications, information and referral to community agencies, nutrition education, WIC vouchers, and patient advocacy. The program is primarily intended for populations that traditionally experience barriers to care, but all women are welcome. Classes and individual teaching are also offered to patients to increase knowledge and awareness of topics such as preterm labor, breast feeding, interconception health, contraception and healthy behaviors. www.unmc.edu/obgyn/maternal_care_program.htm

Substance Abuse - Support

Al-Anon/Alateen Nebraska

Hotline - (402) 553-5033: Al-Anon and Alateen meetings are available throughout the Omaha area and across Nebraska for individuals whose lives have been affected by someone else's drinking.  Meetings are listed at http://nebr-al-anon-alateen.org/default.aspx

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) - Omaha Area Central Office

4901 Dodge Street - 556-1880 (24 hours a day):  Information regarding AA meetings and events in Omaha and surrounding areas. www.omahaaa.org

Easter Nebraska Narcotic Anonymous (NA)

660-3662:  Information regarding NA meetings and events in Omaha, Plattsmouth, and Blair. Some meetings are also available in Council Bluffs and Atlantic, IA. www.eastern-nebraska-na.org

Telephone Assistance

Nebraska Public Service Commission - Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program

1-800-526-0017:  Assists low income individuals with obtaining and keeping telephone services by lowering monthly service and connection rates. Also provides reduced installation charges. To be eligible for the program an individual must be receiving assistance from Medicaid, SNAP (Food Stamps), Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or Children’s Health Insurance Programs. Applications can be obtained on the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s website, by calling, or by mailing a request to NTAP P.O. Box 94927 Lincoln, NE 68509. www.psc.state.ne.us

Transportation

Heartland Family Service - Ways to Work

(712) 435-5368: The purpose of Ways to Work program is to help low-income parents to buy reliable transportation necessary to remain employed and take their children to doctor appointments, daycare, school, and to access goods and services. Loans as much as $6,000 are available to qualifying working residents of Pottawattamie & Mills Counties in Iowa and Douglas, Sarpy & Washington Counties in Nebraska. The program does not compete with mainstream loan programs, but rather offers an alternative for high-risk people with a demonstrated commitment to achieving increased self-sufficiency, and who are intent on pursuing a higher degree of success in mainstream financial markets. Loans must be repaid and case management services provide support to ensure successful repayment of the loan. Offices are located in Omaha and in Council Bluffs.  Qualified residents are employed at least 20 hours a week for 6 months, the custodial parent of a child under 18 years of age, have a valid driver's license, an income 80% or less of the area's median income, and a challenged credit history.  For more information call.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Metro Area Transit

2222 Cuming Street - (402) 341-0800: Omaha public transportation.  www.metroareatransit.com

Together, Inc.

812 South 24th Street- (402) 345-8047: Offers free Metro Area Transit bus passes for qualified individuals who have started a new job, but do not have reliable transportation.  Free passes are intended to assist until the individual receives a paycheck.  To receive assistance, you will need a photo id, social security card for everyone living in your house, and a current piece of mail dated within the last 30 days.  If you do not have these items, ask to speak with a case manager to assist you.  www.togetheromaha.org

Youth - Mentors

Heart Ministry Center

2222 Binney Street - 451- 2321:  Youth males ages 7-16 and their mentors spend time completing various tasks in a group setting. A majority of these activities take place on a farm outside of Omaha and include such tasks as building birdhouses and planting trees. Once the designated task has been completed, participants fish or take part in sports and activities with their mentors. www.heartministrycenter.org

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