Mission: In response to god's call to love our neighbor, catholic charities of the archdiocese of omaha enables the works of mercy to be received and lived.
Programs: Behavioral health - substance abuse and mental health treatment: catholic charities provides treatment to those suffering from substance abuse addiction and mental health issues through many programs. Detoxification services are offered in a safe environment to those who are withdrawing from alcohol and other mood-altering chemicals. Civil and emergency protective custody services are provided for persons who are intoxicated and determined to be of danger to themselves and others. Such services are offered at the request of law enforcement officers. We offer short-term residential treatment for adults who require a 24-hour treatment environment. We also offer intermediate residential treatment for those needing a longer length of stay (6 months to 2 years) and co-occurring residential treatment for those who are diagnosed with both chemical dependency and mental health problems. Outpatient services are available for both mental health treatment and drug and alcohol abuse treatment. Outpatient and therapeutic group home treatment are available for adolescents who have been diagnosed with either or both drug and alcohol abuse or mental health issues.
community support - community-based services to the poor, including emergency food pantries and empowerment programs: catholic charities' community-based services provide emergency food assistance (food pantries) in north and south omaha, mobile food pantries with distributions within omaha and other locations. Family enrichment programs help families identify short term goals that have an immediate impact on the quality of their lives as well as provide workshops and forums that provide them with the skills and information to achieve their goals. Our senior services offer educational, financial, community and social activities for our older adults. The christmas program coordinates an adopt-a-family program to provide food and gifts to low-income families. Our pre-school offers education and childcare for children ages 3-5, monday thru friday, 6 a. M. To 6 p. M. Our microbusiness program provides education and training for individuals in the north and south omaha community who would like to start their own business. Immigration legal assistance services help clients with filing out uscis forms, provides legal consultations in which we evaluate clients' immigration legal options, advise them how to proceed and represent them throughout the legal process. Services include: consultations, translation, change of address, green card renewals, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization applications and vawa and u-visa applications.
domestic violence - emergency shelter for women and children, education and aftercare programs: catholic charities provides a shelter for women and children that is a safe and secure place to stay. It provides battered women and their children with the protection, care and the support that they need to regain control and make decisions over their own lives and their futures. Mothers and children are brought closer together through a parenting program. Younger children benefit from the shelter's learning center, a program of beneficial play and activities designed to develop skills and self-esteem. They receive individual and group support during their stay at the shelter. The shelter provides individualized aftercare to all women who have completed their stay according to plan. Aftercare staff assists families in pursuing their goals by serving as advocates and liaisons with other community organizations. Advocacy is available to mothers and children through home visits. As part of a crisis intervention program, catholic charities also provides a 24-hour hotline. Abused women may seek help by calling at any time.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha is a wonderful organization serving all those in our area with love and compassion. The people who serve in many ways to help our community are truly Saints on earth and I respect their dedication and faithfulness.
1 Corinthians 13:2 - faith without love is nothing
Galatians 5:6 - the only thing that counts is faith working in love
James 2:24 - a man is justified by works and not by faith alone
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Omaha is a fabulous organization. We all know what a toll the past and current economic environment has had on people. We are all called to help our neighbors and one of the best things we can do is to support Catholic Charities. The Omaha affiliate is a great steward of the resources entrusted to them.