Community Resources

Disability Services

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NCDHH)

1313 Farnam - V/TTY 1-800-545-6244:  Services include assistive devices loan program, Lions and Sertoma hearing aid banks, mental health services, Nebraska Specialized Telecommunications Equipment Program (NSTEP), registry, and sign language interpreter referral. NCDHH is intended to enhance awareness and services for improving the quality of life for all who experience hearing loss.  www.ncdhh.ne.gov

Domestic Violence - Batterer Intervention

Heartland Family Service - Choosing Non-Violence Batterers' Group

(402) 552-7400: The Choosing Non-Violence Men’s Batterers Group’s primary focus is the education of batterers. The group is meant to be educational for the abuser; however, the interests of victim safety and autonomy supersede the interests of the abuser. Anger management techniques are included. The group advances the premise that domestic violence is a criminal activity and is learned behavior, and therefore, changeable. Batterers are to be held accountable for all acts of abuse and intimidating behavior, as they are solely responsible for their actions. Groups meet once a week for 25 weeks. Individual therapy sessions are available as well. For more information, call.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition - Batterers' Program

2240 Landon Court - (402) 346-0902: 24 week batterers intervention program open to anyone in the greater Omaha area.  Call for current cost information. Transportation may be available with 24 hour notice.  www.nuihc.org

Women's Center for Advancement - Non-Violence Program

222 South 29th Street - (402) 345-6555: The purposes of the Non-Violence Program are to: Hold abusers accountable for their behaviors, challenge the beliefs of abusers as related to violence, teach new skills to help abusers change their violent behavior (not saving relationships or marriages), enhance the safety of victims, both adults and children.  Classes run for 24 weeks at various locations and times in Omaha.  Spanish classes are available. www.wcaomaha.org

Domestic Violence - Victim Assistance

Domestic Violence Council (Formerly Domestic Violence Coordinating Council)

115 South 49th Avenue (UNO Collaborating Center for Community Service) - (402) 210-2195: Facilitates coordination and cooperation between service agencies, departments, and the courts.  Provides information for victims.  http://dvccomaha.org

 

Douglas County Victim Assistance

1905 Harney Street, Suite 500 - (402) 444-4597: The Victim Assistance Unit staff guides victims through the criminal justice system, and offers supportive listening and agency referrals.  The unit also offers cases status information, assistance with filing for victim compensation, filing court forms, and other direct services.  http://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/countyattorney/victim-assistance-division

Heartland Family Service - Domestic Violence Services

(402) 552-7400: Heartland Family Service provides a variety of services for domestic violence victims and survivors including The Safe Haven Transitional Shelter, professional counseling, criminal justice advocacy, emergency services, and support groups.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Women's Center for Advancement - Advocacy

222 South 29th Street - (402) 345-6555 - 24 Hour English Hotline (402) 345-7273 - 24 Hour Spanish Hotline (402) 672-7118:  WCA advocates are people with whom you can talk about your domestic violence/sexual assault situation and ensure that the information is kept confidential.  They have the training and knowledge of resources needed to help guide you through the various systems you may encounter, such as: criminal justice, legal, medical, child protection and safety, and health and human services.  Advocates are first responders for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault at area hospitals and from law enforcement reports.  They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  www.wcaomaha.org

Elderly and Aging Services

Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging

4223 Center Street - (402) 444-6444 or (888) 554-2711: Services and programs provided to help people remain independent and preserve dignity.  Programming includes case management services, home-delivered meals, housekeeping, personal care assistance, medical equipment not covered by Medicare, handyman services, respite, emergency response, nutrition counseling, food pantry, activities, employment services, and more.  www.enoa.org

Rebuild Together Omaha - Healthy at Home Emergency Repair Program

965-9201:  Emergency repairs for issues that cannot wait until the annual rebuilding day. Repairs include broken toilet and plumbing repairs, electrical emergencies, gas leaks, caving foundations, slip and fall hazards, and other serious problems requiring immediate attention. Services available to homeowners east of 52nd Street in Omaha who are elderly (age 62 and older) or permanently disable with limited income. Applications for assistance are available on the website. www.rebuildtogetheromaha.org

Rebuild Together Omaha - Rebuilding Day Program

965-9201:  Annual program in which volunteers perform needed repairs and maintenance for homeowners east of 52nd Street in Omaha who are elderly (age 62 and older) or permanently disabled with limited income. Work includes but is not limited to painting, cleaning, and repairs to bathrooms, kitchens, porches, and stairs. Applications for assistance are available on the website. www.rebuildtogetheromaha.org

Education - College Planning

Creighton Educational Opportunity Center

2002 Burt Street - (402) 280-3300: Assistance with entry and reentry into a 2 year or 4 year college, including application assistance, entrance exam preparation, financial aid application, and scholarship search.  The EOC is open Monday through Friday.  Walk-ins are accepted, but making an appointment is highly recommended.  http://www.creighton.edu/eop/eoc/index.php

EducationQuest Foundation

11031 Elm Street (Rockbrook Village, 108th and Center) - (402) 391-4033: Assistance with researching schools, exploring career options, looking for scholarships, completing and filing financial aid applications, and understanding student loans.  Call for an appointment or access information online at www.educationquest.org

Education - English as a Second Language (ESL)

Creighton Educational Opportunity Center

2002 Burt Street - (402) 280-3300: These ESL classes are 'open entry' throughout the year, providing instruction in English speaking, reading, writing and listening for adults who range in ability from absolute non-speakers of English to those who are nearly fluent. Courses are designed to help students acquire the language skills needed to function more effectively in their daily lives and the workplace. All classes are free of charge.  http://www.creighton.edu/eop/eoc/index.php

Latino Center of the Midlands

4821 South 24th Street - (402) 733-2720: Offers English as a Second Language to Spanish Speakers.  www.latinocenterofthemidlands.org

Emergency Financial Assistance

Bellevue Human Services - Emergency Assistance

204 West Mission Avenue - (402) 293-3138: The City of Bellevue Human Services Department takes applications for assistance for Bellevue residents.  Assistance is provided by charitable donations.  Appointments to apply for assistance can be made by calling Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm.  All applicants must provide proof of residency using proper identification.  Assistance is available for utilities and rent in emergency situations.  www.bellevue.net/Departments/HumanServices.aspx

Douglas County General Assistance

1111 S 41st Street, Suite 220 - Intake and Referral Line (402) 444-6215: Financial assistance provided through this program may include rent, mortgage payments, board and room, utilities, food, clothing and non-food items.  Assistance is limited to those persons in Douglas County between the ages of nineteen and sixty-four who are not eligible for other public assistance and/or do not have sufficient income or resources to meet all or part of their shelter needs.  Eligibility is based on income and resources.  General Assistance payments are made directly to the landlord, and/or utility company.  Merchandise cards are provided to purchase non-food necessities at Dollar General Stores.  www.douglascounty-ne.gov/generalassist/

Douglas County Veterans' Service Office - Nebraska Veterans Aid Fund

Douglas County (402) 444-7180: Temporary emergency aid fund assists veterans, their spouses, and dependents when an unforeseen emergency occurs disrupting their normal method of living and when other resources are not immediately available for food, fuel, shelter, wearing apparel, funeral, medical and surgical items.  Applications must be made through the County Veterans Service Officer  http://www.vets.state.ne.us/benefits.html#Anva

Heartland Family Service - Emergency Services (Sarpy County)

302 American Parkway, Papillion - (402) 552-7073 or (402) 339-2544: Emergency assistance available for residents of Sarpy County for rent, utilities, and food.  This program works with Bellevue Human Services, ENCAP-Bellevue, and St. Vincent de Paul-Bellevue.  Individuals may only receive assistance once a year from one of these agencies.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Holy Family Catholic Church - Door Ministry

1715 Izard Street - 341-6561:  Emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, transportation, medication, and other needs as presented. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00AM - 1:00PM. www.holyfamilyomaha.org

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