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.
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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.