Community Resources

Food - Pantries

Kountze Memorial Church

2650 Farnam Street - 341-7761:  Food pantry open Mondays from 10:00AM-1:00PM. If Monday is a national holiday or if OPS cancels classes due to weather, the pantry will be open the following Friday.

Living Hope United Methodist Church - Pearl Food Pantry

2319 Ogden Street - (402) 453-8623: Call for information.

Open Door Mission - Timberlake Outreach Center - King's Closet

2107 East Locust - (402) 829-1510: Timberlake Outreach Center - King's Closet - visit once every 30 days free clothing, toys, shoes, household, diapers & food pantries Walk-in Monday thru Saturday 10am – 5pm.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church-Council Bluffs

600 Bluff Street - (712) 322-6655: Food pantry available by appointment on Thursdays from 11:00AM to 3:00PM.  Pet food pantry also available.

Project Hope Food Pantry

4205 Boyd Street - 453-7649:  Food, some clothing, and personal care items. Requires a photo ID, social security cards for each household member, and a piece of mail with a current address. Individuals may receive food once every 30 days up to 6 times per year.

Salem Baptist Church

3131 Lake Street - (402) 505-9973: Call for information.

Southside Pantry-Council Bluffs

1919 South 10th Street - (712) 322-8122: Food pantry available by appointment, Wednesday and Friday 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church

16701 S Street - (402) 896-9675: Provides food, household items, and personal care items to families in need of assistance.  Serves families within the parish boundaries and within the greater Omaha community.  Call for information.

The Salvation Army - Council Bluffs

715 North 16th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 328-2088: Food pantry available Monday/Wednesday from 1:00PM to 3:30PM and Tuesday/Thursday from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

The Salvation Army - Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS)

3612 Cuming Street and 2825 Y Street - (402) 898-5860: The Material Assistance & Seasonal Services (MASS) program provides food, clothing, household items, prescription medications, emergency financial assistance, referral services, and more.  Photo identification, social security cards or birth certificates for all household members, and proof of residence are required.  Proof of income may be required for some programs.  The food pantry is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00AM to 11:00 AM and 1:00PM to 3:30PM at 3612 Cuming Street.  The food pantry at 2825 Y Street (Kroc Center) is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM and 1:00PM to 3:30PM.  Assistance may be received once every 30 days.


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

2101 Leavenworth Street:  Pantry hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Individuals and families who visit the pantry may do so once every 60 days, or once every 30 days if they are disabled or over 60 years of age. Please bring a photo ID, a piece of mail from your current address no older than 30 days, and social security numbers for all household members participating in the Pantry. * If schools are closed due to snow, the Pantry WILL NOT BE OPEN.

Together, Inc.

812 South 24th Street- (402) 345-8047: Food pantry provides food to individuals and families in need.  Individuals and families may access the food pantry once every 30 days.  Social security card, photo identification, and a recent piece of mail are required.

Westside Church Food Pantry

15050 West Dodge Road - (402) 496-7833: Food pantry available for individuals and families within the church and the greater Omaha community.  Boxes include non-perishable food items and must be requested by calling for an appointment.  Boxes can be provided to each individual or family once every 3 months.

Housing - Emergency Shelters

Catholic Charities - Phoenix House (Council Bluffs)

(888) 612-0266 or (712) 328-0266 (24 hour crisis line): Catholic Charities - Diocese of Des Moines operates Phoenix House in Council Bluffs providing domestic violence and sexual abuse services to anyone faced with these issues through a 24-hour emergency shelter and crisis phone line, court advocacy, educational groups and through outreach to under-served populations.  The shelter provides safe, confidential living for up to eight families at a time.

Catholic Charities - The Shelter

24 hour crisis line - 558-5700:  Emergency shelter for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The location of the shelter is confidential to protect residents. The Shelter offers programming and referrals to ensure residents have the support necessary to regain control of their lives.

Heartland Family Service - Safe Haven Shelter

Crisis Line - (402) 292-5888 or (800) 523-3666: Emergency shelter for women and children in need of immediate safety from intimate partner violence, stalking, or sexual assault.  The shelter can house up to 20 women and children.  Residents may stay at the shelter up to 2 years in order to stabilize their living situations.  Therapy, life skills training, financial counseling, support groups, and other programs are available.

Micah House

1415 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - 712-323-4416:  24 hour emergency homeless shelter for families and single women. Provides private rooms for families and group quarters for single females. Stay includes 3 meals a day, hygiene products, clothing, and other basic needs. Case managers will assist in setting and accomplishing goals and accessing resources in the community.

New Visions Homeless Services - Joshua House

1435 N 15th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 256-3940: 24 hour emergency shelter for men in and around the Council Bluffs/Omaha area.  62 bed shelter sleeps up to 100 nightly.  Facility check in is from 4 PM to 6 PM daily.

Open Door Mission - Garland Thompson Men's Center

2705 North 20th Street East - (402) 829-1545 or (402) 422-1111: The Garland Thompson Men's Center provides emergency services for men in need of immediate assistance. Food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs are provided and each man is offered an opportunity for life change through resource case management, which provides the first steps toward preventing future homelessness. Special services provided for Veterans.  Walk-ins accepted.

Open Door Mission - Lydia House

2828 North 23rd Street East - (402) 829-1531 or (402) 422-1111: The Lydia House is an emergency and transitional shelter for women and families.  The Lydia House offers programming to address the causes of homelessness.  There is typically a waiting list, so walk-ins will be directed to the Women and Family Crisis Center.