Community Resources

Housing - Emergency Shelters

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.  www.opendoormission.org

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.  www.opendoormission.org

Open Door Mission - Women and Family Crisis Center

2705 North 20th Street East - (402) 829-1545 or (402) 422-1111: Emergency services for single women & families in need of immediate assistance. Food, shelter, clothing, and other basic needs are provided.  Case managers guide women & families through opportunities for life change – the first steps toward preventing future homelessness.  Special services provided for children, domestic violence, and family reunification. Walk-ins welcome.  www.opendoormission.org

Siena/Francis House - Men's Shelter

1111 North 17th Street - (402) 341-1821: 222 bed emergency shelter for men age 19 and older.  Overnight check in begins at 4:30 PM daily.  Overnight guests must leave the shelter by 7 AM the next morning.  www.sienafrancis.org

Siena/Francis House Women's and Children's Shelter

1702 Nicholas Street - (402) 341-1821: 40 bed emergency overnight shelter for women age 19 and older and women with children.  www.sienafrancis.org

Stephen Center - Emergency Shelter

2723 Q Street - (402) 731-0238: The Emergency Shelter at Stephen Center is a sober shelter housing 20-25 children and their mothers, 40 single men, and 20 single women.  Must pass drug and alcohol screen upon entrance.  www.stephencenter.org

Housing - Homelessness Prevention and Services

Community Alliance

4001 Leavenworth Street - 341-5128:  Assistance for homeless men and women experiencing major mental illness. Community Alliance offers mobile outreach to find homeless individuals with mental illness in shelters and on the street, emergency assistance with food, shelter, and clothing, Mental health services and medications, and access to community service agencies. www.community-alliance.org

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Homelessness Prevention Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Prevention Program helps individuals maintain current housing or seek other housing options to prevent homelessness. FHAS effectively addresses the challenge of homelessness, working directly with homeless persons and local shelters, providing assessment, case management, budget counseling, housing rental and subsidy information to move homeless persons from hopelessness and despair to permanent housing and greater self-determination.  www.fhasinc.org

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc. - Homesearch Program

Main Office - 2401 Lake Street - 934-7921 South Office - 3605 Q Street - 546-1013 Council Bluffs Office - 10 S 4th Street - (712) 322-4436: The Homesearch Program helps homeless individuals and families locate permanent housing and move toward self-sufficiency.  www.fhasinc.org

Heartland Family Service - Heartland Housing Opportunities

6720 North 30th Street - (402) 457-7770 or contact Metro Home BASE at (402) 934-2273: provides assistance to rapidly re-house persons who are experiencing homelessness. Temporary financial assistance (1-12 months) and supportive services are provided. Resources are targeted and prioritized to serve households that are most in need of this temporary assistance and are most likely to achieve stable housing after the assistance concludes. To be eligible, applicants must reside in Douglas or Sarpy counties in Nebraska, or Pottawattamie County in Iowa AND be literally homeless.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Heartland Housing Solutions (Douglas and Sarpy Counties)

6720 North 30th Street - (402) 457-7770 or (402) 451-6244: Provides permanent supportive housing for individuals and families (preference given to families) who have a disability and are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible individuals must be homeless and have a long-term disabling condition.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Pottawattamie County Homeless Link

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016: Provides outreach, referrals and services to homeless and near-homeless individuals in the Council Bluffs area. Onetime financial assistance, Short-Term Transitional Housing, and material donations are also available.  To access services, individuals must reside in Pottawattamie County and be literally homeless or at imminent risk of being homeless.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service - Short-term Transitional Housing (Council Bluffs)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 435-5350: Provides temporary housing assistance (1-6 months) and support services to individuals who are experiencing homelessness.  To be eligible, individuals must be homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service-Heartland Homes (Pottawattamie County)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 435-5350: Provides permanent supportive housing for individuals and families who have a disability and are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible, individuals must be homeless and have a long-term disabling condition.  www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Heartland Family Service-Transitions (Pottawattamie County)

1515 Avenue J, Council Bluffs - (712) 309-0016 or (712) 329-8900: Provides temporary housing and supportive services (up to two years) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. To be eligible individuals must be literally homeless and motivated to participate in programming. www.heartlandfamilyservice.org

Nebraska Aids Project: Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA)

250 South 77th Street, Suite A - (402) 552-9260: Assistance with housing , medical care, behavioral health services, transportation, and other support sevices available for homeless persons living with HIV/AIDS who qualify as low income.  www.nap.org and http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/Pages/dpc_hopwa.aspx

New Visions Homeless Services - David's House

1425 North 18th Street - (402) 505-3523: Permanent supportive housing for single men and single women.  Must be willing to work toward a sober lifestyle and be currently homeless.  www.newvisions.cc

Salvation Army HOME Program

3612 Cuming Street - (402) 898-5980 or (402) 898-7521: permanent supportive housing program serving persons that are homeless and have a documented disability.  Program participants live in an apartment in the community and pay 30% of their adjusted gross income toward rent and the HOME program pays the balance.  Assistance may be offered in paying monthly utility fees.  The program also provides case management, information and referrals to community resources, individualized service planning, crisis support and intervention, budgeting and money management, credit and debt counseling, and 24-hour staff accessibility.  www.givesalvationarmy.org

Salvation Army VA Housing Opportunities Program (VA-HOP)

3612 Cuming Street - (402) 898-5983: assists homeless veterans and their families that are at a very high risk of homelessness.  Community-based housing is provided for an average of 9-12 months.  Care is given in the areas of employment assistance, intensive case management, 3 months aftercare, substance abuse and mental health screening, referrals to community resources, permanent housing upon successful completion of program.  www.givesalvationarmy.org

Siena/Francis House - Day Services Center

1624 Nicholas Street - (402) 341-1821: The Day Services Center provides services to homeless individuals and families or connects them to other organizations for services including, affordable and appropriate housing, employment and education opportunities, money management, veterans services, domestic violence counseling, addiction counseling, mental health treatment, medical care, general assistance, and identification.  www.sienafrancis.org

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