The bronze statue "Jazz Trio" Littleton Alston in North Omaha's Dreamland Park.

North Omaha Community Resources

  • In an effort to do all we can to support our North Omaha community during the global coronavirus pandemic, The Union has assembled the following list of community support resources. This list is updated weekly.

FOOD

Food Bank for the Heartland Several food bank locations throughout Omaha // 402.331.1213

Abide Omaha Better Together Campus Building, A 3223 N 45th St.) // 402.455.7807 // Drive-Thru Pick Up every Monday 4–6 PM

Catholic Charities Juan Diego Center (5211 S. 31st St.) 9:30–11:30 AM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri) // 4–6 PM (Wed) // (402) 731-5413

Completely KIDS (2566 St. Mary's Ave.) Fridays, 4–6 PM // (402) 397-5809

Metropolitan Community College (Fort Omaha and South Omaha Campuses): Available for students. Request form, ePantry@mccneb.edu, or call 531-622-2875.

No More Empty Pots (8501 N. 30th St., Omaha) Pickup and drop-off options available. CLICK HERE to submit a request for support.

Together Omaha (812 S 24th St.) Monday–Friday 12–2 PM // (402) 345-8047 //

Project Hope Food Pantry (6201 North 60th St.) Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11AM-2:30PM // (402) 453-7649

Salvation Army Burrows Center (6101 N.W. Radial Hwy.) Monday–Friday // 9–11 AM; 1–3:30 PM (402) 898-5860

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - Update to new online ordering program / Contact Garret.swanson@nebraska.gov (402) 480-0883

St. Vincent De Paul Food Pantry (2101 Leavenworth St.) Call for hours: (402) 341-1689

Omaha Public Schools OPS Teacher Administrative Center (3215 Cuming St.) Call for hours: (531) 299-0220

Youth Emergency Services Outreach Center (2679 Farnam St.) Tuesdays and Thursdays 3–7 PM // (402) 345-5187

Westbrook Elementary (1312 Robertson Dr.) 5-days worth of food for every child age 0-21. 8:30AM – 1PM (402) 390-6490

FOOD RESOURCES FOR THE ELDERLY

Intercultural Senior Center Food pantry services for adults ages 50 and older

  • Home Delivery Call (402) 444-6529 to request home delivery
  • Pick Up (5545 Center St.) Monday–Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Drive Up (5545 Center St.) Monday–Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM

JOB LOSS

File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits in Nebraska
*Current recipients of Unemployment insurance won’t be affected. Unemployment benefit job search requirements and one-week waiting periods have been waived.

Heartland Workforce Solutions 5752 Ames Ave. // 402-444-4700

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses // 1-800-659-2955

RENT/FINANCIAL RELIEF

Department of Health and Human Services Assisting people facing economic hardship. Call (402) 471-3121

Heartland Family Service Homeless Prevention (for those who are at risk of losing their home within 14 days: (531) 200-3500 // Homeless Diversion Program (for those at risk of losing their home in 1-3 days: (402) 830-3031

United Way of the Midlands’ Housing Stability Program Provide critical funding to help with rental and mortgage assistance. 211 Helpline will begin taking applications from the community on April 15th, 2020. Call (402) 342-8232

St. Vincent de Paul Call (402) 909-5168 and a volunteer will contact you within 24 hours

Comcast Offers free internet services to low income families during the outbreak. Must apply at corporate.comcast.com

Cox Offering free internet for families without a connection for 30 days. Call 1-800-234-3993

Spectrum Offering free internet during school shutdowns by calling 1-855-855-4575

HEALTH

Douglas County Health Department (402) 444-3400 between 8:30AM–4PM // Call 2-1-1 for assistance after hours

Charles Drew Health Center 2915 Grant street // (402) 451-3553

Boys Town National Hotline Trained counselors, open 24/7, 365 days a year. 1-800-448-3000. Email for speech- and hearing-impaired: hotline@boystown.org

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

Women's Crisis Line, Women's Center for Advancement Domestic violence or sexual assault help, call anytime (402) 345-7273 or online wcaomaha.org.

The Nebraska Family Helpline (888) 866-8660

The Iowa Family Helpline (515) 243-6147

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Find support and take action for our community

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Talk with a counselor, a doctor, or a clergy member 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Interpreters are available as well.

  • Hotline: 1-800-985-5990
  • Messaging: text TalkWithUs at 66746

HOMEMADE MASK GUIDE

No Sew T-Shirt Mask

Sewing Machine Needed

EDUCATION

Omaha Public Library Free Reading Material, Courses, and e-Book Downloads

ObjectiveEd Free access to digital curriculum to schools and teachers

EducationQuest Contact the nearest location for help: Omaha 888-357-6300 ext. 722
Free tools are also available at educationquest.org

TRANSPORTATION

Seniors Helping Seniors Free rides to seniors throughout Omaha and Sarpy County. Call to schedule with 24 hours notice: 402-331-3073

IntelliRide Non-Emergency transportation for individuals receiving services through Department of Health and Human Services. (402-401-6999)

Metro Bus Transit Metro is offering free fares for bus and paratransit services and encouraging riders to use back bus doors to prevent infection.

THANK YOU to NOISE, Completely Kids, and Outlook Nebraska for helping inform this list of resources.