Friday April 11, 2008 :: A Day to Connect
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Service Provider Registration

Registration for all volunteers (Navigators, Health Care Providers, and Social Service Agencies) will be online at the website of the Creighton Center for Service and Justice at http://www.creighton.edu/ministry/ccsj/phco/volunteerregistration/index.php.

We would like to thank the following service providers who will be in attendance during the first annual "A Day to Connect" event on Friday April 11, 2008

  • Project Homeless Connect Omaha 2008
    Services Providers

    • Housing
      • Shelter
        • Mohm's Place (Council Bluffs, IA)
          • In Council Bluffs, IA: Feeding the hungry, healing the hurting, guidance, direction and focus
        • Open Door Mission
          • A Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954. Each day, Open Door Mission Ministries provides 320 men, women, and children with safe shelter beds, serves nearly 1,500 hot nutritious meals, and provides preventive measures to more than 250 families living in poverty. The Open Door Mission’s Day Facility Services provide free transportation from the downtown area to Open Door Mission and Lydia House. Open Door Mission offers life-changing programs for those recovering from life-altering addictions and abuse to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
        • Siena Francis House
          • Food, shelter and medical attention to those who cannot afford to get it anywhere else. Get counseling and support for alcohol and drug abuse. Everyone has access to educational opportunities and worship services. Help with legal issues. They don't just take care, they motivate and prepare to take care of yourselves. You are treated like guests, with respect and dignity.
        • Stephen Center
          • The Stephen Center Emergency Shelter offering overnight shelter to homeless men, women and children; The Stephen Center HERO Program for recovering homeless men and women with a co-occurring diagnosis; The Stephen Center Day Center offering case management and more to emergency shelter clients
      • Permanent
          • Omaha Housing Authority
            • The Authority administers over 2700 public housing units and over 3700 Section 8 units. The Authority’s central office is located at 540 South 27th Street, Omaha, NE 68105.
      • Transitional/Temporary
        • Oxford Houses
          • This is a transitional living Halfway House for those out of treatment or Prison. It is self-run, self-supporting, rents may vary at the different houses. There are currently several houses in the Omaha area. Clients are expected to have a treatment plan including (4) or (5) AA or NA Meetings weekly, and they must get a sponsor.
        • Salvation Army
          • Disaster relief services, day care centers, summer camps, holiday assistance, services for senior citizens, housing for the homeless, services for men and women recovering from prostitution,, correctional services, and drug rehabilitation. The Material Assistance Office offers rent assistance, fire victim assistance, clothing vouchers, utility assistance, fans, household items vouchers, medication assistance and food pantries.
      • Rental Assistance and Counseling
        • Heart Ministry Center
          • Heart Ministries has a walk-in food pantry and clothing closet, and offers household and personal care items on a referral basis. HMC also offers a limited amount of financial help to individuals and families. Criteria for financial help is; the head of household must be working and have children in their care, -or- be on disability -or- be over the age of 65.
        • Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc
          • Family Housing Advisory Services (FHAS) is Omaha’s premier comprehensive housing counseling agency. We are proud to celebrate  40 years of increasing homeownership opportunities. We seek to build community and increase housing opportunities by empowering people to secure and sustain safe and affordable housing. Adult Basic Education programs for classes in GED preparation.
        • HOPWA (Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS)
          • HOPWA is a HUD funded program that provides assistance to HIV positive individuals/households i.e. move-in assistance, emergency rent/mortgage assistance, tenant-based rental assistance, case management, mental health/substance abuse services, transportation assistance, Dental Assistance
        • The Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
          • Help getting connected with the benefits they may be eligible for & help them locate, move & furnish a new apt. Section 8, public housing, subsidized & affordable - and there is really not a central place to go to figure out what a person qualifies for & what is available.
        • Together, Inc
          • Food Pantry, clothing, furniture, infant care products, household items and personal care products, A week's worth of local public transportation for persons starting a new job, medical prescriptions for the indigent, elderly on fixed incomes, the permanently disabled, or those who are without resources, Birth certificates and ID's for those unable to obtain them because of lack of means, Rent or mortgage payments to prevent eviction, or to provide first month's rent for those without housing, when funds are available, and school supplies
        • Douglas County Department of General Assistance
          • Douglas County program of last resort that provides for those not eligible for any other governmental assistance and do not have a parent, step-parent or spouse responsible for their support. If employable, you must participate in job training. Services: Rent, Utilities, Mortgage Payments, Food, Clothing, Health Care, Bus ticket for stranded traveler.
      • Iowa
        • Pottawattamie County Homeless Link
          • Heartland Family Service is the lead agency for a new collaboration in Council Bluffs that provides services and referral to homeless and near-homeless people of the county. Outreach workers help connect people to the services they need that are available in the community. Temporary shelter is provided when available. A food kitchen serves meals and a food pantry distributes food for upcoming meals. Staff refers parents to community services that can stabilize their financial situation. If needed, they transport them to agencies and walk them through the process of applying for assistance. In addition, they train them in self-help skills so that once their housing is stabilized; they will be able to help themselves.
      • HIV/AIDS
        • HOPWA
          • HOPWA is a HUD funded program that provides assistance to HIV positive individuals/households i.e. move-in assistance, emergency rent/mortgage assistance, tenant-based rental assistance, case management, mental health/substance abuse services, transportation assistance, Dental Assistance

     

    • Benefits
      • Medicaid/Medicare
        • NE Health Connection/Kids Connection
          • Provide Medicaid and subsidized healthcare to “low-income and low-income uninsured children all across the state” (“Kids”).  Kids Connection is an extension of Medicaid, which allows Medicaid providers to provide health care services to Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligible children (“Kids”).
        • Social Security Administration
          • Benefits: Social Security, Retirement, Disability, Medicare, and Survivors. (SSI) Supplemental Security Income for age 65+, disabled and have low income and resources.
        • Volunteers Assisting Seniors Omaha SHIIP
          • We serve senior citizens as well as disabled persons. We have a legal program, conservator program and a homestead exemption program. One of our largest programs is working with people on Medicare. We contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide local assistance to beneficiaries. One of the programs available to Medicare beneficiaries is called the low-income subsidy, or extra help program. This program provides help to low-income beneficiaries in paying for their medications.
      • Food Stamps
        • Department of Health and Human Services
          • Food stamps, Medicare/Medicaid benefits, Social Security, Retirement, Disability
      • Social Security, Retirement, Disability
        • Social Security Administration
          • Benefits: Social Security, Retirement, Disability, Medicare, and Survivors. (SSI) Supplemental Security Income for age 65+, disabled and have low income and resources.
      • Governmental Assistance (Those not eligible elsewhere)
        • Douglas County Department of General Assistance
          • Douglas County program of last resort that provides for those not eligible for any other governmental assistance and do not have a parent, step-parent or spouse responsible for their support. If employable, you must participate in job training. Services: Rent, Utilities, Mortgage Payments, Food, Clothing, Health Care, Bus ticket for stranded traveler.
      • Youth Emergency Services (Y.E.S.)
        •  Emergency Shelter – Ages 13-18
          •  Up to 2 week stay for non-system youth; must receive parent/guardian permission within 72 hours.
          •  Intakes 24 hours per day
          •  Safe, structured environment focusing on social and independent living skills
          •  Individual and Family counseling provided
        • Youth Street Outreach – Ages 12-24
          • Basic Needs Items (food, clothing, hygiene, first aid) provided on the streets of Omaha and Council Bluffs (Monday –Friday) and also at our Drop in Center at 2057 Harney (showers and laundry facilities available)
        • Transitional Living – Ages 16-21
          • 12-18 month housing program to help establish young people, focusing on independent living skills
        •  Maternity HomeAges 16-21 (Pregnant or Parenting)
          • 12-18 month housing program to help establish young mothers, focusing on independent living and parenting skills
      • Career Training
        • Nebraska Workforce Development
          • Career Training, Finding employment, Workers Compensation
      • Education
        • Literacy Center for the Midlands
          • Provides free reading, writing and English language instruction for adults.
        • Vocational Rehabilitation
          • An employment program for people with disabilities. We help people with disabilities make career plans, learn job skills, get and keep a job. Our goal is to prepare people for jobs where they can make a living wage and have access to medical insurance.
      • Nebraska Children's Home Society
        • A non-profit, non-sectarian statewide child placing agency focused on providing safe and loving care to children of all ages through our Pregnancy, Adoption, Foster Care and Child Care Programs. Since 1893, NCHS has helped over 20,000 Nebraska children, and is still the only agency in the country that charges absolutely no fees for their adoption services.  For more information on NCHS,
        • visit www.nchs.org or call us at 451-0787.
      • Tax Stimulus filing
        • Financial Stability Partnership
          • Free tax filing and free filing for the economic stimulus packet.
      • Veterans
        • Veteran Affairs
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      • Help
        • United Way 211
          • The place to call when you're looking for a particular service, hotline, or agency. Instead of making a bunch of phone calls to track down the right number -- talk to an information and referral specialist who has the community's most extensive human service database at their fingertips. The actual number to call is 2-1-1. Available 24/7 for anyone with access to a phone.  It works with most cell phones and is not a long distance call from anywhere in Nebraska or southwest Iowa
        • Gideon’s Bible’s
          • The Gideon’s International is an interdenominational association of Christian business and professional men who are members of Protestant/evangelical churches. Our members are dedicated to saving the lost through personal witnessing and the distribution of God's Word in more than 180 countries around the world.

     

    • Legal
      • Outstanding Warrants
        • Iowa Legal Aid
          • Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing legal assistance to low-income Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.
            • Protecting victims of domestic violence.
            • Preventing illegal evictions and unsafe housing.
            • Securing income support such as SSI, Medicaid and disability benefits.
            • Preventing consumer fraud and abusive debt collection practices.
        • Nebraska Legal Aid
          • Legal Aid represents people with their civil legal cases. Legal Aid helps with family law, landlord/tenant, public benefits, and bankruptcies.  
          • Legal Aid doesn’t handle criminal cases.
            • Legal Aid does represent people in tribal courts, even when it’s a criminal case.
          • Legal Aid represents victims of domestic violence, regardless of their income.
          • Legal Aid typically won’t handle cases that would be “fee generating.” This means that a case where there is a likelihood of attorneys fees being awarded or available will be declined. A good example is a personal injury lawsuit.
          • Legal Aid cannot handle class actions.
          • Legal Aid can represent undocumented people if they are victims of domestic violence.
        • NE
          • City Prosecutor, Marty Conboy, will work with anyone with minor outstanding warrants to clear them up.
    • Counseling
      • Substance Abuse, Medication, Evaluation
        • Catholic Charities
          • Ministry Action:
            To the battered woman and her children, we are shelter and safety.
            To the poor, the hungry, the homeless, we are help and hope.
            To those faced with unplanned pregnancy, we are support and guidance.
            To the immigrant, we are a path to acceptance and participation.
            To the person immobilized by mental illness and addictions, we are a road to recovery.
            To the troubled family, we are a way to come together.
        • Community Alliance
          • An organization of over 250 dedicated, concerned professionals and volunteers who believe in the potential of recovery for all individuals with a mental illness and we dedicate all our resources to support the journey of each individual we serve. We work to provide programs and opportunities to encourage individuals to develop the strengths and skills to deal with their mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorder.
        • National Alliance on Mental Illness
          • NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization for people with mental illness and their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state and in more than 1,100 local communities across the country. NAMI Educational Programs (Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer, NAMI Connection, Hearts and Minds, and more) provide critical education to help consumers and family members gain knowledge and skills for living successfully with mental illness. Support Groups are provided through many of NAMI's state and local affiliates and offer invaluable connections with peers who understand the challenges and joys of living with mental illness.
        • Heartland Family Services
          • Provides a variety of services to protect children, help adults and strengthen families. We offer education, counseling and support to give people the assistance they need to get back on their feet and look toward a brighter future.
        • Charles Drew
          • Is a federally funded community health center located in North Omaha. There are four separate clinic locations providing medical care, mental health, pharmacy, dental, WIC nutritional programs, and community outreach programs to clients regardless of their ability to pay. They provide 30,000 clinics visits each year through their combined services efforts.
        • Douglas County Mental Health
          • We an intake process with the therapist/psychiatrist to determine patient's diagnosis and, if needed, prescribed psychiatric medications. At the time of the intake process the patient will receive their medications. If the MD thinks the patient would benefit from therapy the referral will be made at that time. The patient will continue to get assistance in locating needed services in the community such at CA, emergency support, Friendship referral and help with process of filing disability claims. The MD's generally would like to see the patient for 4-6 months before supporting or being in non support of the claim.
      • Domestic violence and Sexual Assault
        • YWCA
          • YWCA services including counseling and advocacy for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors as well as career counseling information.

     

    • Health Care
      • Charles Drew
        • Is a federally funded community health center located in North Omaha. There are four separate clinic locations providing medical care, mental health, pharmacy, dental, WIC nutritional programs, and community outreach programs to clients regardless of their ability to pay. They provide 30,000 clinics visits each year through their combined services efforts.
      • One World
        • OneWorld Community Health Centers, in partnership with the Community, provide culturally respectful, quality health care to the underserved.
      • Magis Clinic
        • Provides free healthcare and referrals to existing community services. It is the only free medical clinic in Omaha open on Saturdays that treats homeless men, women, children, and the medically uninsured.
      • Diagnosis and Treatment of STD's
        • Douglas County Health Department Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic
          • HIV/AIDS counseling and testing
          • Diagnosis and Treatment of STD's
          • Two clinics in Omaha
            5050 Ames Ave-Walk-ins Only
            Mon, Tues, Thurs 5:00PM - 6:30PM
            Fri 2:00-3:30

            4102 Woolworth Ave (Douglas County Health Center)
            Appt only Monday Noon-8:00pm
            Saturday morning walk in 9-10:30am
            Call 444-7750 for further information and for clinic appointments
      • Nebraska Aids Project-providing HIV testing and counseling
        • Nebraska AIDS Project, serving the entire region, acts to eliminate the spread of HIV and provides comprehensive services to all people affected by HIV and AIDS.
      • AAA Pregnancy services
        • The AAA Center for Pregnancy Counseling can provide help in answering your most important questions: Are you pregnant? How far along is your pregnancy? Do you have an STD? These are crucial questions to answer before making a decision about your pregnancy. Our expert medical staff is here with the confidential answers you need!
      • Nebraska Health and Human Services-provided vaccinations and testing
        • Educating and protecting people through public health efforts; assisting the elderly, the poor and those with disabilities; providing safety to abused and/or neglected children or vulnerable adults; or serving those in need of 24-hour facility care.
      • Douglas County Health Department-Epidemiology Section-providing TB skin testing
        •  Our 143 staff members are dedicated to educating and protecting the community by offering programs that promote environmental safety, healthy life choices, safe food, wellness for children, disease control, and more.
      • Heart Ministry Center
        • Located on 24th and Binney Streets. The new facility sits directly west of Sacred Heart School and Church. Since 1996, our goals have stayed the same – to carry out our commitment the poor, homeless and others in need. Today, the Heart Ministry Center works on a referral basis, with the help school counselors/teachers, human services agencies and churches. With the continued support of generous donors, the center provides:
          • Food
          • Clothing
          • Household items
          • Health-care screenings
          • Education programs
          • Schools supplies
          • Holiday food baskets
          • Limited financial assistance and more