Tag Archives: Homelessness


Join Us for Project Homeless Connect!

2015 Volunteer Registration is now open! On any given night in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area, it is estimated there are approximately 1500 homeless in shelters and on the streets. Project Homeless Connect Omaha 2015 will be on Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Creighton University Kiewit Fitness Center. Project Homeless Connect is a one-day event [...]

Leah Schaffer

Social Analysis: Students Take a Close Look at Homelessness

On Monday, students who attend weekly service at the Siena/Francis House were invited to come together for a social analysis to discuss issues surrounding poverty and homelessness. Every week at the Siena/Francis House, Creighton students eat dinner with the residents and then listen to the story of someone in the Addiction Recovery Program. It is [...]

Siena/Francis House Weekly Service on Thursdays

Siena/Francis House Monday 4:40-6:15 pm Start Date: Monday January 28 Share a meal and conversation with Siena/Francis House guests who are homeless or in addiction recovery. Learn about the real-life challenges faced by our neighbors. Meet the van at Deglman Circle. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact: Haley Warren: HaleyWarren@creighton.edu Ryan Freeman: [...]

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What I Hope to Gain and to Give at Siena/Francis House

I have only been to Siena/Francis House once, about a couple of weeks ago with some fellow volunteers with the Creighton Center for Service and Justice. I remember walking in with my peers, anticipating being directly addressed. What should I say? What is there to talk about? The weather, the news, sports? There were two [...]

Finding Home in a Homeless Shelter

Fall break of my sophomore year I went on my first service trip. In the house where we stayed hung a small tapestry that read the following quote by B. Cooke: “We need to find people who mean something to us, people to whom we turn knowing that being with them is coming home.” At [...]

Laura Shircliff (Sr.), St. Martin's Client, Shelby Snedeker (Sr.)

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Connecting the Dots Between Service and Advocacy

This morning, the Siena/Francis House group participated in a legislative visit with Senator Ben Nelson’s staff. Louise Lattimer pictured here with the group met the delegation to discuss domestic poverty concerns. Getting to the actual visit was a challenge in itself. After our first night in the shelter we had to be up and going [...]


CCSJ Weekly Update: Apr. 9 – Apr. 15

Featured Events: Save the Date: Post-Graduation Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony Save the date for the 2012 Post-Graduate Volunteer and Religious Life Missioning Ceremony. The ceremony will take place from 10:30-11:15 am on Friday, May 11, 2012. Join Fr. Timothy Lannon, S.J., President of Creighton University and Fr. Andy Alexander, S.J., Vice President for [...]