INVESTMENTS

     Basic Needs

$4,484,000

Transitional Housing

$345,000

Pathways to Prosperity

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.

Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) advances financial empowerment and community prosperity for individuals and families through quality volunteer tax return preparation, financial education, asset development, and community partnerships. With Financial Stability as our primary goal, our strategies to increase clients’ knowledge include: education to maximize earned income, prepare tax returns and monthly financial education and asset development workshops focused on budgeting, credit, savings, and asset development to lift families out of poverty.

Eagle Heights Transitional Living Program

Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition Inc.

The primary area of focus for NUIHC’s Eagle Heights Transitional Living Program is to provide access to culturally and linguistically appropriate substance abuse and mental health services for native American men and women aged 18 and older.  Eagle Heights is a non-medical transitional living program designed to facilitate the rehabilitation of the substance/alcohol abuser by placing the client in a structured therapeutic environment.  Eagle Heights serves chemically dependent Native Americans who are accepted on the basis of an approved program plan, who are capable of self-care, self support, are ambulatory, are not in need of acute medical care and who need assistance in making the transition back to independent and sober living in the community.

Jacobs’ Place Transitional Living Program-Crisis Intervention

Omaha Home for Boys

Jacobs’ Place is a service-rich transitional living program which first ensures that young adults are housed in a safe environment.  Once safely housed, the program provides them with developmentally appropriate case management to address their educational, employment and health and safety needs. The program allows youth to shift their focus from surviving to building the skills they need to transition to adulthood.

Rehousing and Reintegration Services Program

Siena/Francis House

The Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter serves as an entry point for homeless individuals to connect to community resources to access housing and needed supportive services. The Rehousing and Reintegration Services Program provides case managers to administer housing and needs assessments, review barriers to housing and develop plans to address those barriers. Five case managers assess guests for housing needs and vulnerability using a community-wide index and work with clients to achieve an appropriate housing solution. In addition to housing assessment and referral, assistance in this program may include accessing healthcare; chemical addictions evaluation/referral/placement; employment assistance/referral; Veterans Affairs assistance/placement/referral; pursuit of employment; further formal education; benefits application assistance; assistance in obtaining identification, birth certificates or driver’s license; transportation; legal assistance/referral; immigration assistance/referral; rent deposit assistance and more.

The Salvation Army Residential Housing Programs

The Salvation Army-NE

The Renaissance Housing Program (RHP) is a six month transitional housing program for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. RHP fulfills a unique need as one of the few transitional housing programs in the community.  The RHP offers its residents a studio, two or three bedroom apartment depending upon family size. The apartments are furnished and as needed, clients are assisted with  household supplies. Residents are accepted with or without income, (versus other community programs which require income).  If residents have income, they pay 30% towards rent. Once in the program, residents receive weekly case management including assistance with any mental or physical health needs, assistance with accessing benefits, budgeting, debt repayment plans, relapse prevention plans and substance abuse referrals, employment assistance,  addressing any housing and utility debt, and referrals to safe, affordable, permanent housing. The Case Managers are trained in Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Informed Care, Person-Centered Planning and Strengths Based services  in order to ensure that residents are “met where they are” and receive the assistance they need to be successful in the program and transition into their own home upon exit.  The Case Manager and the resident work together to create goals that the resident believes are attainable and achievable within the six month time frame in the areas of: Increased Skill/Income (day activities for those unable to work due to a disability), Greater Self-Determination including mental or physical health stability, paying off debt, or addressing substance abuse issues. The final goal is Permanent Housing, which is the overarching goal of the program. The resident and their Case Manager begin discharge planning upon intake into the program to ensure that the resident has the best chance of success. Case Managers provide referrals as needed to both services within The Salvation Army as well as those in the community.

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