State wide Hotline - provides information about AA, meetings and locations in local areas, and general assistance.
Fremont, Grand Island-Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Scottsbluff, StatewideBasic needs, health care
Our mission is to counsel, support, and educate clients in becoming abstinent and maintaining sobriety, as well as enhance their personal growth and family dynamics to improve prosocial functioning and positive decision making by utilizing a strength-based approach.
The ABH target population is any English speaking adult or youth in need of mental health, substance abuse or dual diagnosis therapeutic services. Inpatient, Intensive Outpatient and Day Treatment services are only available for adolescent populations; however, evaluation and outpatient services are available for all age groups (including individual, couple and family therapy).

ABH has the ability to minimize artificial barriers for special needs clientele. When the needs cannot be sufficiently met at ABH, every effort will be made for appropriate referral to community agencies. Services are available to eligible persons and their families without regard for gender, race, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic background. ABH ensures that all clients are treated equitably and without favoritism.

ABH may treat urgent cases with priority if appropriate. ABH is a community-based program with the goal of serving and keeping youth in their home community.

ABH meets all criteria as required by governmental licenses, contracts and state, city and local guidelines or mandates.
OmahaBasic Needs|Health Care|
Access to and application for Food Stamps, Medicaid, and Aid to Dependent Children
Fremont, Grand Island-Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, Scottsbluff, Statewidebasic needs, medical care, information
Dawn402-844-7255dawnf@northeast.edu E Benjamin AvenueMaclay Building, Rm. 108, NECCNorfolkNE
This agency offers adult education classes (daytime or evening) in order to prepare youf or taking the GED exams. Examples of the classes offered include reading, communication skills, math, writing skills, completing forms, understanding maps, using a calculator, and computer skills. The GED tests can also be done hereand a diploma will be presented at the completion of hte series of tests.
StatewideBasic Needs|Health Care
All medical needs, health clinics, dotors, emergency rooms, etc.
OmahaBasic Needs|Health Care|
308-633-3377 BroadwaySuite AScottsbluffNE
Individual Development Accounts where your savings are matched by bank partners. Includes financial education, job readiness and more.
ScottsbluffEmployment, basic needs
The Avenue Scholars program is designed to ensure careers for students with hope and need through education and supportive relationships. We serve students from high school through college and into the workforce. Students are selected at the end of their sophomore year in high school using multiple criteria:

•Financial need
• Less than a 2.5 grade point average
• Recommendations from school or a community
•Gallup Hope and Well-being Index score

Students are served in their respective high schools as juniors and seniors by a fulltime Talent Advisor. The Talent Advisor meets 20-25 juniors and 20-25 seniors during a regularly scheduled class period each day. An Avenue Scholar Plan is developed for each student, focusing on an academic plan, a career plan, and a financial plan. The vehicle for development of the Avenue Scholar Plan is the Five C’s Curriculum, a comprehensive curriculum plan for improving cognition, accessing college, preparing for a career, making good choices, and developing a sense of community.
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands (BGCM) is one of the largest youth service agencies in the Omaha / Council Bluffs metro area. With six Club locations in North and South Omaha, Mount View Elementary, Westbrook Elementary (Westside), and Carter Lake and Council Bluffs, IA, two middle school sitse at Morton Middle School and King Science & Technology Middle School in Omaha, BGCM helps over 4,700 kids receive the direction and educational support that is vital to their success.

OmahaBasic Needs|Education|Employment
The Housing Foundation for Sarpy County provides residents of the Bellevue Housing Authority support and educational services needed to obtain economic self sufficiency. It was originally established in 1995 as the Bellevue Housing Authority Foundation. In 2007 it was revitalized after a five year hiatus, and is now known as the Housing Foundation for Sarpy County.

The Foundation provides mentoring, peer group support, counseling and monthly educational programs to help participants achieve their goals.

Over the years, residents have seen success including acceptance into college and graduation, better jobs and increased income. Some residents have been able to leave public housing permanently after reaching educational and employment goals. In 2010, the Foundation Board of Directors increased efforts to assist residents achieve self sufficiency through: improving client education classes, inaugurating new programs, developing new community partnerships, and planning to increase availability of low income housing units.

According to the study, Big Brothers Big Sisters programs were found to “focus less on specific problems after they occur, and more on meeting youths’ most basic developmental needs.”

The matches that were observed shared everyday activities: eating out, playing sports or attending sports events, going to movies, sightseeing, and just hanging out together.

But what mattered to the children were not the activities. It was the fact that they had a caring adult in their lives. Because they had someone to confide in and to look up to, they were, in turn, doing better in school and at home. And at a time in their lives when even small choices can change the course of their future, the Littles were also avoiding violence and substance abuse.

In addition to the lives of Littles being changed for the better, the impact is contagious.

"When Little Brothers and Little Sisters feel good about themselves," said Mathis, "they can positively impact their friends and families, their schools, and their communities. And as this important study has shown, these young people believe in themselves because a Big Brother or Big Sister believed in them.”

OmahaBasic Needs|Education|Transition
1-800-448-3000 (Hotline/Customer Service)www.boystown.orgOmaha, Grand IslandNebraska
Right now, in communities throughout the country, hundreds of thousands of children are living in fear, seeking guidance and in desperate need of compassion. Powerful forces are also at work tearing at the fabric of our families. Wherever these children and families are hurting, Boys Town is helping. With the support of our generous donors, we’re reuniting kids with their families, finding foster homes for others, providing a Boys Town family for those with nowhere else to turn, and still others are receiving help at home where they can remain together as families.
OmahaBasic Needs|Education|Housing|Health Care|Transition
StatewideBasic Needs|Health Care
Kari Miller402-457-7186kmiller@omahahomeforboys.org N 52nd StreetOmahaNE
Serves youth ages 14-24 who are currently in foster care or have aged out. Skill development for job readiness, career exploration, life skills and community connection. The program also offers transitional services, and independent living service that provide a tailored amount of involvement based on what the individual youth needs. Sercies include community housing, drivers' education, high school, health care, and preparing for the future.
OmahaEmployment, Transitional, Housing, Transportation, Health Care
(402) 457-7000
Case management, education support, employment support.
OmahaBasic Needs|Transition
(402) 729-2278. 5th StreetPO Box 276FairburyNE
Grand Island-KearneyHousing
Heather Lytle402-729-2278 ext 122 5th StreetPO Box 275FairburyNE
Grand Island-KearneyEducation
402-729-2278changinglives@bvca.net 5th StreetPO Box 273FairburyNE
Funds to help low-income people with small emergencies. Available in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer and York Counties. Contact your local BVCA Partnership Center.
Grand Island-KearneyBasic needs
402-729-2278changinglives@bvca.net 5th StreetPO Box 274FairburyNE
Homeless individuals can obtain emergency food, clothing, shelter and/or transportation. Other services may include permanent housing, referrals to other agencies for identified needs. Available in Butler, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Polk, Saline, Seward, Thayer and York Counties. Contact your local BVCA Partnership Center.
Grand Island-KearneyHousing, Transition
Shideh Yavari Mehr402-471-4515 ext. 159syavary@communityactionatwork.org O StreetLincolnNE
In our Computer Learning Lab, we offer classes including: Keyboarding, resume building, Microsoft Windows and Office 2007 applications. The lab is also available for individuals to practice computer skills, write resumes, and search for employment. Individuals who meet income guidelines can earn a free flash drive after completion of 30 class hours.
Michelle Martinez402-471-4515 ext. 131mmartinez@communityactionatwork.org O StreetLincolnNE
The Emergency Services Program provides emergency assistance with past due rent, utility bills, and deposits. Households must complete an application over the phone or in person to be eligible. Appointments can be made for in person applications by calling the main office phone number at: (402) 471-4515. When applying over the phone, please be prepared to leave a phone message for the Emergency Services staff and someone will return your call as soon as possible. Calls will be returned in the order that they are received. Applicants will be notified by mail if approved for assistance. If you receive a letter that you were approved, please call the main number (402) 471-4515 to set up an appointment. At this appointment you will be required to bring proof of income, social security cards for all household members, photo ID, bill that you applied for assistance with.
LincolnBasic needs
Andra Backer402-875-9348abacker@communityactionatwork.org O StreetLincolnNE
Through soft-skills training, GED test preparation, computer training, and ESL classes with an employment emphasis, we help people address their individual barriers to adequate employment. Case management and job placement assistance round out our comprehensive approach to adult education and employment services. Our Employment and Education Administrator provides one-on-one guidance for accessing local job openings, updating your resume, help with cover letters, and preparing you for an interview. Each client's success in securing quality employment depends largely on their individual efforts and regular communication with Community Action Staff.
Alfred Pettinger402-476-4515 ext. 141apettinger@communityactionatwork.org O StreetLincolnNE
We provide GED preparation classes and one-on-one support to low-income adults age 18 and older. Clients must have a valid social security number to enroll. A GED gives a tremendous boost to your earning potential and opens the door to many new job opportunities. Reserve your seat today!
Lee Heflebower402-471-4515, ext. 132lheflebower@communityactionatwork.org O StreetLincolnNE
Homelessness prevention services that include a Homeless Voucher Program and Supporting Housing Program in collaboration with the Lincoln Housing Authority. Both work to privide safe, decent and affordable housing for the homeless. To be eligible, you must have an active application with the Lincoln Housing Authority, be without a fixed and adequate night-time residence, have identifiable case management needs, and be 18 years or older. For Supporting Housing, applicant must be pregnant or have children.
308-632-2540 10th StreetGeringNE
Medical, dental, reproductive health, chronic disease management and WIC nutrition services. Hours are M-Th from 8 am-6:30 and Friday from 8 am-5 pm. Dental clinic is open M-F, 7 am-5 pm. Medicaid is accepted. Sliding scale fees and discounts.
ScottsbluffHealth care
Sabrina Sosa308-635-4967ssosa@capwn.org
These programs cover homeless youth between the ages of 16 and 24. The Maternity Group Home provides stable living apartments for youth 16-21 who are pregnant or parenting. While in the program, youth complete their education and participate in skill building classes. Youth also are assisted in finding employment. Supporting Housing Programs also provide apartments to youth experiencing homelessness ages 18-24. There are some apartments available to single young people as well as some apartments for young families. Supportive Services for Rural HOmeless Youth can offer host homes to youth experiencing homelessness for temporary stays.
ScottsbluffHousing, transition
402-721-3125 North Broad StreetFremontNE
Transitional housing, emergency shelter, food/clothing, life skills training
Fremonthousing, transition, basic needs
402-554-0520 or 1-800-403-2435www.ccomaha.orgOmahaNebraska
Catholic Charities builds strong communities through our programs and services, advocacy, outreach, and education. We’re very blessed to have many donors, volunteers and organizations that share in our passion and help us fulfill our mission to serve those most in need.

Over 400 compassionate volunteers, staff, and board members comprise the driving force behind Catholic Charities of Omaha, NE, serving the 23 counties of the Omaha Archdiocese, providing services through our eleven main programs. In 2011 we provided nearly a half million employee and volunteer hours of service.

Our programs are varied as new needs arise and represent a seamless continuum of care to address the needs of children, women and men at all stages of life.

At Catholic Charities, we . . .
- give shelter and safety to battered women and children
- feed the hungry
- assist immigrants during times of need
- develop new small business owners
- listen to and counsel people with mental illness
- offer a recovery plan to those suffering from addiction
- partner new mothers with experienced mentors
- promote health and recreation to children and seniors
- reunite adoptive families
- support and guide those faced with untimely pregnancies
- teach children, seniors and families life skills

We are a United Way Agency, a member of Catholic Charities USA, a member of the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands, a member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and accredited by Council on Accreditation.

OmahaBasic Needs|Education|Housing|Health Care|Transition
Locations in Columbus, Grand Island, Hastings, Holdrege, Kearney and Lexington. GED classes and 2-year degrees in a variety of professional/vocational programs, as well as general education classes that will transfer to a 4-year college.
Grand Island-KearneyEducation
Medical= 402-451-3553  Dental= 402-453-1433 and Pharmancy=
Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. is committed to creating a vision of health for the community we serve. It is our goal to partner with our patients to make this vision a reality in their lives, and to give future generations - a legacy of wellness.

Over a dozen special programs are conducted at the clinic and through outreach programs and satellite centers. These programs include education, prevention and health care in the areas of infant mortality - Omaha Healthy Start; sexually transmitted diseases; WIC (Women, Infant, Child) Supplemental Feeding Program; homeless health care; HIV testing and counseling; optical; pharmacy; behavioral health; and social services.

Attendance at Charles Drew Health Center, Inc. monthly community lectures on health topics are attended by an average of 200 people.
OmahaBasic Needs|Health Care|Transition
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