Category Archives: Local Community Service


Municipal Housing Agency

Deidre Rivera ~ drivera@mhacb.org ~ (712) 322-1491 ext. 1102 505 S.6th Street Council Bluffs, IA 51501   The Municipal Housing Agency houses elderly, disabled and low-income individuals. Some of the elderly and disabled residents could use assistance with cleaning their units. Such cleaning ranges from light housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting) to deep cleaning services such as cleaning a refrigerator, oven, bathtubs, [...]


Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School

Victoria Hecker, vhecker@sppsaints.org, Family Enrichment Coordinator In person or virtual: TBD, Spanish helpful We are focused on building a community of parents who drive their own education and progress. We support them as they work towards concrete goals in whatever area of their families’ lives they feel it is needed.  We have four components to our [...]


Banister’s Leadership Academy

Bridget Battafarano, Support Specialist ~ bbattafarano@banistersacademy.org ~ 402-571-4293 2111 Emmet Street, Omaha, NE 68110 ~ https://banistersacademy.org/   The mission of Banister’s Leadership Academy is to strengthen youth and families through leadership. Typical volunteer duties include facilitating group mentoring sessions to children grades K-8 in a fun environment. Training is provided to volunteers to implement the evidence-based goal-setting curriculum.


City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department

Jenna Kleine, Coordinator of Volunteers ~ jenna.kleine@cityofomaha.org ~ 402-444-4791 1819 Farnam St. #701, Omaha, NE 68183 ~ https://parks.cityofomaha.org/volunteer-opportunities   The mission of the Omaha Parks and Recreation Department is to provide and maintain a comprehensive park system, manage public property and offer opportunities for the citizens and visitors of the Omaha community to encourage a healthy, positive lifestyle that [...]


Citizens’ Climate Lobby | Omaha Chapter

Mark Welsch, C0-Leader of Omaha Chapter ~ NFPOmaha1970@gmail.com ~ (402) 453-0776 P. O. Box 6418 Omaha, NE 68106 ~ www.CitizensClimateLobby.org   CCL empowers everyday people to work together on climate change solutions. Our supporters are organized in more than 400 local chapters across the United States. Together we’re building support in Congress for a national [...]


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Youth for Greater Good

Nyaliep Nhial ~ youthforgreatergood@gmail.com Nile Lutheran Church 4140 N 42nd St., Omaha, NE 681111 ~ website link!   Youth For Greater Good program is designed to offer targeted tutoring, mentoring, college prep, ACT/SAT prep, time management skills, computer access, quiet areas, and positive safe environment for our girls and boys in Omaha. The program assists [...]


Others

  CASA for Douglas County City of Omaha Human Rights Community Bike Project Omaha Family Housing Advisory Services Omaha EITC Coalition Grief’s Journey Inclusive Communities NE Legal Aid Omaha/Douglas County Victim Assistance Unit Omaha EITC Coalition Release Inc. Rise | Prison Re-entry The Set Me Free Project Volunteer Lawyers Project Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA)


Intellectual, Developmental, and Physical Disabilities

ALS in the Heartland The Alzheimer’s Association Boys Town Learning for ALL Mosaic Municipal Housing Agency Munroe-Meyer Rehabilitation Institute Office of Public Guardian Ollie Webb Center, Inc.  Omaha Street School OneWorld Community Health Centers Outlook Nebraska Radio Talking Book Service Visiting Nursing Association (VNA)


Advocacy, Public Policy, and Community Organizing

  American Red Cross Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Boys Town Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART) Bike Union Center for Family Life Formation Centro Latino City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Colleges Against Cancer Financial Hope Collaborative Heartland Workers Center Habitat for Humanity – Creighton Chapter Habitat for Humanity – Omaha  Habitat for Humanity – Sarpy [...]



Immigrants and Refugees

American Red Cross Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART) Bike Union Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha  Centro Latino Education Opportunity Center Family Housing Advisory Services Omaha EITC Coalition Heartland Family Service Immigrant Legal Center inCOMMON Community Development Intercultural Senior Center Juan Diego Center Latino Center of the Midlands Learning for [...]


Senior Citizens

AseraCare Hospices of Omaha and Council Bluffs  Champions of Aging  CHI Health (Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy) Dreamweaver Foundation ENCAP – Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership ENOA (Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging) Endless Journey Hospice Heartland Family Service HELP Adult Service Hillcrest Health Services Intercultural Senior Center Latino Center of the Midlands Municipal Housing Agency [...]


Environmental, Stewardship, and Sustainability

Benson Plant Rescue The Big Garden (a program of United Methodist Ministries) Citizen’s Climate Lobby City of Omaha Parks & Recreation Department City Sprouts Omaha Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs  Habitat for Humanity – Creighton Chapter Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Habitat for Humanity of Sarpy County Hitchcock Nature Center Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. [...]


Family and Human Services

Abide Network Alliance for a Better Omaha The Alzheimer’s Association American Red Cross Omaha/Council Bluffs Metro Banister’s Leadership Academy Boys Town  Camp Quality Heartland CASA for Douglas County Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha Center for Family Life Formation Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus Child [...]


Healthcare and Wellness

100 Black Men of Omaha, Inc. Alliance for a Better Omaha ALS in the Heartland The Alzheimer’s Association American Cancer Society American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge Camp Quality Heartland Charles Drew Health Clinics CHI Health | Community Link CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center Bergan Campus Children’s Hospital and Medical Center Children’s Respite Care Center City of [...]


Food and Housing Insecurity

  Benson Plant Rescue Bike Union Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus City Sprouts Omaha Completely Kids  ENCAP  Essential Pregnancy Services Food Bank for the Heartland Gabriel’s Corner Pregnancy Counseling Center Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs Habitat for Humanity [...]


Youth

Abide Network Assumption-Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Catholic Faith Formation Program Banister’s Leadership Academy Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART) Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands Boys Town Camp Quality Heartland Camp YouCan Charles E. Lakin Human Services Campus CASA for Douglas County Child Saving Institute [...]


Adult Education and Literacy

Benson Area Refugee Task Force (BART) Benson Plant Rescue Bike Union Catholic Charities Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha Centro Latino Do Space Educational Opportunity Center inCOMMON Community Development Intercultural Senior Center Latino Center of the Midlands Learning Community for Douglas & Sarpy County Learning for ALL Lutheran [...]


Champions of Aging

Katie Christenson ~ Katie.Christenson@homeinsteadinc.com ~ 402-403-5581 13323 California Street,  Omaha, NE 68154 ~ https://www.championsofaging.org/   In the United States alone, 10,000 people per day turn 65. By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people in the world over the age of 60. This is a massive demographic shift, which will lead to there being more older [...]


Nebraska Civic Engagement Table

Sandy Griffin, Field Manager ~ sandy@nebraskatable.org ~402-577-1080 211 N 14th St. Lincoln, NE 68508 ~ https://www.nebraskatable.org   The Nebraska Civic Engagement Table works with nonprofits to increase voting and build an engaged Nebraska. We will build a more just, inclusive, and engaged Nebraska by increasing the year-round civic participation of our nonprofit members’ supporters and underrepresented communities, [...]


Learning Community of Douglas & Sarpy County

Jamilia Parker, Director of Family Engagement Services ~ jparker@learningcommunityds.org ~ 402-964-2585 1612 N. 24th Street Omaha, NE 68110 ~ https://learningcommunityds.org/   Together with school districts and community organizations as partners, we demonstrate, share and implement more effective practices to measurably improve educational outcomes for children and families in poverty.That all children within the Learning Community achieve academic success without [...]


DIBS for kids

David Orrick, Founder ~ david@dibsforkids.org ~  402-979-6122 1111 N. 13th Street Omaha, NE 68102 - www.dibsforkids.org   Our mission locally is to support Omaha to become the nation’s first large urban community to ensure that every child, regardless of income, has two things: 1) Access to a great book to take home every night and 2) A desire to [...]


The Set Me Free Project

Aruna Bewtra, Volunteer Coordinator ~ aruna@setmefreeproject.net ~ 402-521-3080 11620 M Circle, Omaha, NE 68137 ~ https://www.setmefreeproject.net   The Set Me Free Project began in the spring of 2014 following much training, research, and education on the evils of human trafficking.  After speaking to many educators in the community, we learned that there was simply no education and prevention training [...]


Sierra Club | Nebraska Chapter

David Corbin, Chairman ~ dcorbin@cox.net ~ 402-690-9134 P.O. Box 4664, Omaha, NE 68104 ~ https://www.sierraclub.org/nebraska   The Nebraska Chapter Sierra Club endeavors to create: a safe and healthy community in which to live an enduring legacy for America’s wild places smart energy solutions to combat global warming social and environmental justice movements Since 1892, the Sierra Club has been [...]


Office of Public Guardian

Chelsea Richardson,  Outreach Coordinator ~ chelsea.richardson@nebraska.gov ~ (402) 378-1771 1540 S 70th Street, Suite 202, Lincoln, NE 68506 ~ Website Link   The Office of Public Guardian is designed to serve as the guardian or conservator for an individual when no other alternative is available. In addition to providing the means of last resort as guardians [...]