STEPHEN CENTER INC

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Mental Health, Homeless & Housing

Location: 2723 Q St Omaha NE 68107 USA

Mission: Stephen Center partners with the community, families and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.
Programs: The area's only dry shelter , where sobriety and a drug-free environment are the hallmarks of this program.  The Emergency Shelter houses men, women and women with children.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

11/16/08 I entered the Stephen Center Homeless Shelter because I lost my job in July of 08 eventually losing my apartment, I had places I could go although they were not a healthy enviroment for a recovering alcoholic I feared the worse, for some unexplainable reason The Stephen Center was the first number I called on the list of homeless shelter's, every since then I have had the pleasure of a collaboration of good people in my life treating me with respect, kindness & dignity, giving me the strength to believe in myself and become the person I want to be. The Stephen Center saved my life in more ways than one. Thank You Rusytina

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They have enriched my life with hope for a better tomarrow.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Compassionate people fill the list of staff & volunteers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

I have been an ally and an advocate for the Stephen's Center HERO program for quite some time now. I understand their passion and expertise in what they do and the population they serve whereas they are second to none in the Omaha or Lincoln, NE area. I make referrals to their program regularly and they are always efficient and flexible with the high traffic and case management. Excellent program, great staff, and definitely meeting needs in the community.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The professionalism, understanding, and com passion for what they do and the population they serve.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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9 people found this review helpful

In the grips of alcoholism I first came to the Stephen Center Homeless Shelter. I was nursed back to health and guided to apply at the new Hero program. I was admitted in July of 2007 and graduated later that year. I have went on to work for the Stephen Center as Food and Beverage Manager at the John L. Hoich Center for Recovery (Hero Program)I like many other people I know have seen been given a second chance in life much in part to the help given to me through the Stephen Center

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing everyday the hope in an addicted person return as they find a way to live with their past.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have been involved with the Stephen Center for approximately 2 years and I am courrently on the board of directors. I have all the employees at the Stephen Center and have been extremely impressed their abilities, their character and their commitment to helping people. The people who work and volunteer at the Center are it's real strenght. I have also work with the Stephen Center in the anaylsis, planning and implementation of their Trift Store and have found their work ethic to be outstanding. I look forward to working with the Stephen Center to help improve or hopefully build a new emergency shelter for the homeless.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bring up their new thrift store and seeing clients from the Stephen Center get jobs and the store which will hopefully help them with their personnal lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

would find strong fund raising people who were connected to the influencial people in the community

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The commitment and the compassion of the people who work and volunteer at the Stephen Center

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very commited and passionate about their work at the Center

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a new emergency shelter for it's clients

Ways to make it better...

my experience was great

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

are raising capitol to build a new emergency shelter. Our shelter is very old.

One thing I'd also say is that...

the Stephen Center emergency shelter and Drug Treatment center provide very important services to our community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2006-2-01

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