Investments ensure that individuals in crisis have a safe and nurturing temporary residence, while continuing to address their basic needs, including physical and mental health care, food security, and crisis intervention.
This program provides access and referral to community supports through case management. Supportive services are a vital piece of empowering individuals and families at Stephen Center toward self-sufficiency and self-care. Across all of Stephen Center’s programs (emergency shelter, HERO mental health/addiction recovery, and permanent supportive housing), case managers work daily with clients to access programs and refer community supports for improved mental and physical health, housing, job security, rental assistance, and social services supports.
Child Saving Institute’s emergency shelter is licensed by the state of Nebraska and can care for up to twelve youth, both males and females, at any time. The shelter is staffed around the clock with awake staff who are continually monitoring and responding to the needs of residents. The majority of residents are adolescents. Many youth are referred by the child welfare and juvenile probation systems. Others are placed by their family members due to a crisis situation impacting the family's ability to provide care. Most have experienced trauma, including abuse and neglect and homelessness.
The Heartland Family Service Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Program has been helping victims of intimate partner violence in Sarpy County since 1979. Our goals are to keep the victims safe, hold the perpetrator accountable, stop the violence and raise public awareness about domestic and sexual abuse.
Catholic Charities - Domestic Violence Services provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking survivors and their children with the tools they need to make independent decisions about their future without intimidation or fear.
Founded in 1975, the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter is Nebraska's largest emergency shelter and is located in downtown Omaha, Nebraska. The Emergency Shelter Program for Men, Women and Children provides shelter to homeless individuals and families. Shelters are open seven days a week, 365 days per year. In 2015, 3,604 unique individuals received shelter, as well as hospitality and validation through the care of our staff.
MICAH House (MH) is an emergency shelter, located in Council Bluffs and serving all of the metro area, dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing environment to families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness. We are one of few shelters in the community that prioritize families while allowing them to remain together while addressing their barriers to stability. For over two decades, MH has provided wraparound services designed to establish stability, while promoting privacy and respect.
This program provides stable housing, healthy food, personal and family safety, and access to healthcare for individuals and families in emergency shelter. The Pettigrew Emergency Shelter features men’s and women’s dorms plus family units with the capacity to house one or two parent families of any gender. Last year, Stephen Center’s emergency shelter utilized 16,956 hours of volunteer service to provide food and shelter over 26,421 nights of lodging in a 24/7 staff-secured facility.
Catholic Charities Phoenix House provides services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault through 4 separate yet integrated components with each component being overseen by a Coordinator who guides and develops each program. The Program Manager and Assistant Program Manager provide fiscal oversight and supervision to the Coordinator team. We have an Emergency Shelter component, Housing component, Domestic Abuse component and Sexual Assault component. All components include services to the following victim/survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; females, males, children, teens, LGBTQ, elderly, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, underserved racial and ethnic victims, special needs (mental health, substance abuse), veterans and/or active military.