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.
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.