2-1-1 Call/Resource Center
Nebraska’s 2-1-1 system is a public/private partnership, including United Way, Nebraska Health and Human Services, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Public Policy Center, the Nebraska Legislature and a number of county health departments. In answering callers’ needs and general human service questions, 2-1-1 takes some of the strain off local 9-1-1 systems. It can also serve as vital link in times of crisis by disseminating information and organizing volunteers. The center, hosted by United Way of the Midlands, operates 24 hours, seven days a week. Web site: www.ne211.org
Heartland Family Service
Main office, 302 American Pkwy., Papillion. 291-6065
Multi-Service Center, 116 E. Mission Ave., Bellevue. 291-6065.
Education, counseling and support services, as well as offices of other community agencies selected to meet the needs of Sarpy County residents. Services available: food pantry • holiday assistance • USDA food distribution • crisis assistance • client advocacy and referrals • Safe Haven Women’s Shelter • protection order assistance • support groups • nutrition and health programs • personal and mental health counseling • credit and debt counseling • commodity food program. Web site: heartlandfamilyservice.org
Lutheran Family Services
Papillion: 401 E. Gold Coast Road. 592-0639. Services include individual, couples and family counseling; anger management; outpatient substance abuse treatment; adoption services; pregancy counseling.
Bellevue: 730 Fort Crook Road N. 292-9105. Services include individual, couples and family counseling; outpatient substance abuse treatment; adoption services; pregancy counseling; treatment of children with sexual behavior problems; incest treatment.
Plattsmouth: 546 Avenue A, Suite 1. 342-7007. Services include individual, couples and family counseling; outpatient substance abuse treatment; adoption services; pregancy counseling.
Web site: lfsneb.org
Alegent Health Center for Mental Health
Midlands Hospital in Papillion (11111 S. 84th St.) features an inpatient Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Center and outpatient services in Papillion and Bellevue. The patients who receive care in the Child and Adolescent Residential Treatment Center are typically school-aged children who may be dealing with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety or problems related to the home. For more infomation, call 593-3000.
Youth Emergency Services
Provides emergency shelter and sponsors a youth street outreach program. YES assists homeless and street dependent young people in finding a safe place to stay, get something to eat to get through a time of crisis. YES workers also aids those who need special help to health and mental health providers, legal services and employment opportunities. Call 345-5187. Web site: yesomaha.org
Child Saving Institute
Main office: 115 S. 46th St., Omaha. 553-6000. Provides short-term emergency care/shelter; therapy and support services; adoption and foster care; substance abuse treatment. Web site: childsaving.org
3300 N. 60th St., Omaha. 554-0520. Web site: ccomaha.org
Bellevue Human Services
1912 Hancock St., Bellevue. 293-3139. Provides emergency services, holiday assistance, specialized transportation, handyman program and food pantry for Bellevue residents. Web site: www.bellevue.net
United Way of the Midlands
1805 Harney St., Omaha. 342-8232. United Way of the Midlands is how the community uses its head, and its heart, to lend people a hand. It is a powerful partnership of donors, volunteers and service providers that changes people’s lives and makes a lasting impact on local conditions. Web site: uwmidlands.org
Boys Town National Hotline
The Boys Town National Hotline is a 24-hour crisis, resource and referral line. Helping teens and parents with suicide prevention, depression, school issues, parenting troubles, runaways, relationship problems, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, chemical dependency, anger and much more. 1-800-448-3000. Web site: boystown.org
Eastern Nebraska Community Office on Retardation
900 S. 74th Plaza, Suite 200, Omaha. 444-6500. Vocational, residential, family support, respite, and guidance services for mentally retarded persons and their families. Web site: encor-dd.org
Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging
Located at 4223 Center St. in Omaha, ENOA’s mission is to help older Nebraskans live independently and remain for as long as possible in their own homes. Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass, and Washington counties. ENOA’s role is to ensure that the older adults within its region have access to a continuum of services that enable them to remain active, independent, and in their own homes for as long as possible. ENOA serves as a gateway to aging services that already exist in the community and also operates its own programs that fill previously unmet needs in the five-county area. Web site: www.enoa.org
Bellevue Safe Haven Shelter (women and children), 292-5888.
Francis House (men 19-older), 341-9236.
Lydia House (women, single and two-parent families, and children), 829-1531.
Open Door Mission (men only), 829-1531.
Siena House (women and children), 341-1821.
Stephen Center (families, single men, single women), 731-0238.
MORE NUMBERS TO KNOW
Abuse/Neglect Hotline 1-800-652-1999
Alcoholics Anonymous 556-1880
American Cancer Society 393-5800
American Heart Association 346-0771
American Lung Association 572-3030
Arthritis Foundation 330-6130
Domestic Abuse National Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Gamblers Anonymous 978-7557
Mothers Against Drunk Driving 592-7124
Narcotics Anonymous 660-3662
Nebraska Aids Project 552-9255
Poison Control 390-5555
Psychiatric Emergency Center 717-4673
Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
Suicide prevention 1-800-863-7274
Visiting Nurses Association 342-5566
Women, Infant and Children Program 444-1770
YWCA Rape Crisis Line 345-6555
YWCA Women Against Violence (sexual assault, domestic abuse) 345-7273