UWM will ensure that by 2025, over two million services addressing basic needs will be delivered to our neighbors living in or at risk of poverty.
To provide the crucial safety supports through the network of programs offered by local shelters, food pantries, access and referral centers, domestic violence programs, health clinics and school based programs.
1. Provide 35,000 critical safety net services to community members.
2. Provide 53,000 referrals to services and supports through Nebraska’s 2-1-1 and partner agencies for people seeking information on community resources.
With over 107,000 individuals in our family living below the federal poverty level and thousands more at risk for poverty ensuring critical supports are available for those experiencing crisis has always been at the heart of UWM’s mission. Data shows that over 1,500 people in the Omaha metro area are homeless on any single night. Across the metro area, some 97,000 people experience uncertainty regarding their next meal. One in four women, and one in seven men, have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner. Children who witness such violence are more likely to have poor health and difficulty in school. The impacts of such trauma continue into adulthood which makes early interventions and crisis supports imperative.
- Provide access to a coordinated and fully-integrated system that improves access to emergency shelter, emergency food and/or crisis interventions.
- Employ formal screening procedures to identify and meet client needs.
- Provide access to immediate safe shelter and support services for individuals and families impacted by violence.
housing assistance services were provided.
services were provided to support victims of domestic violence.
referrals were routed through the 2-1-1 helpline.
The areas of investment
Disaster Cycle Services
Material Assistance and Community Resource Referral
Domestic Violence Shelters
Violence Prevention and Education
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