Programs: The emergency shelter provided 25,448 nights of lodging in 2014 to 510 men, 327 women, and 208 children.
the hero substance abuse treatment center opened the first fully licensed substance abuse treatment center operated by a homeless shelter in the state of nebraska on july 20,2006. The facility offers treatment and housing to up to 64 men and women at any given time. In 2014, 122 men and 102 women were served by this program. There were 18,844 nights of lodging provided. The hero program achieved carf accreditation in 2010, and was re-accredited in 2013.
the transitional living (tl) program provided 3,733 nights of lodging in 2014 which represents an average of 10 individuals residing in tl facilities on any given day. The tl program has historically consisted of 7 scattered site houses and 8 on-site apartments. Stephen center is focusing upon on-site programming and has been selling the scattered site houses. Five had been sold prior to 2014 and the last two were sold in 2014. Funds generated from the sale of the scattered site houses were designated for use in the development of a new emergency shelter and permanent supportive housing project.
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
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