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  1. 1. Utilizing Services to Meet Your Needs
  2. 2. Maslow contends that we all havefive basic needs to meet…
  3. 3. Consider the following example: Janine Hughes is a college student using loans to cover her living expenses. She will be graduating in May and is still not certain about where she will live and work. Where do Janine’s needs lie on Maslow’s pyramid?
  4. 4. Resources to meet your physiologicaland safety/security needs: Temporary shelter  Long-term housing housing assistance/planning Rent/mortgage  Clothing resources assistance  Energy Assistance Food banks and pantries  Childcare items Hygiene items Emergency Contacts
  5. 5. Temporary Shelter Housing  Open Door Mission  Sienna Francis House Lydia House 1702 Nicholas 2706 N 21st St. (402) 341-1821 (402) 422-1111  Stephen Center  The Salvation Army Emergency Shelter 3612 Cuming Street 2723 Q St Omaha, NE 68131-1900 Omaha NE 68107 (402) 898-5900 402-731-0238 The Lydia House and Stephen Center have women and children units separate from males and other single women. Only Stephen Center requires clients to be “clean and dry”.
  6. 6. Rent/Mortgage Assistance Together, Inc. of Metropolitan Omaha GOCA - South 1616 Cass St. 5002 S 24th St Omaha,NE 68102 402-731-1154 (402) 345-8047 GOCA - North Mutual of Omaha Halo Club 2406 Fowler Ave. 33rd & Dodge St. 402-453-5656 402-351-3728 Douglas Co. General Assistance Holy Family 4102 Woolworth St. 1715 Izard St. 402-444-6215 402-341-6561  Many of these agencies also offer Bellevue Ministerial Assn. 1908 Hancock St. assistance with utilities, clothing, and 402-293-3138 food. Together, Inc. provides child care supplies like diapers, baby food, formula, and wipes when available.
  7. 7. Furniture Resources  Habitat For Humanity  Salvation Army Thrift Store Restore 2551 Dodge Street 1003 South 24th Street Omaha, NE 68131-2642 Omaha, NE 68108 (402) 342-4715 (402) 934.1033  Dino’s Storage  Together Store 1616 Cass St. (multiple locations) Omaha, NE 68102 (402) 553-0828 (53rd and Center location) (402) 345-8047 ext. 202  
  8. 8. Food Banksand Pantries
  9. 9. Food Banks and Pantries  Salvation Army  Salem Food Pantry 3612 Cumming St. 402-505-9973 Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri.  Heart Ministry Center 9am-11am and 1pm-3:30pm 30th & Binney St.  Mission for all Nations 402-451-2321 5218 s. 21st St.  Kountze Memorial ChurchTues 6:30-7:30pm, Thurs 1:30- Pantry 4:30pm, Sat 1:30-4pm 2650 Farnam St. Mon., Wed., Fri., 10am -12pm See "Rent/Mortgage Assistance" slide for more food resources – again, many of these agencies offer add’l resources like financial assistance, clothing & hygiene items.
  10. 10. Long-term housing and planning assistance  Family Housing Advisory Services  Department of Housing 2401 Lake St. and Urban Development Omaha, NE 68111 Omaha Field Office 402-934-6727 Edward Zorinsky Federal Building 1616 Capitol Avenue Suite 329 Omaha, NE 68102-4908 Habitat For Humanity*  Omaha Housing 2204 Ames Avenue Authority (OHA) Omaha, NE 68110-1515 (402) 457-5657 Omaha Housing Authority 540 South 27th St Omaha, NE 68105 (402) 444-6900 *Applications available via web and on myCSM
  11. 11. UTILITY HELP Nebraska Weatherization Assistance ProgramWeatherization is making homes more energy efficient. Weatherization of a home typically involves the installation of attic, wall and floor insulation and sealing holes and cracks with caulking, weather- stripping and other types of materials. In addition, all furnaces, cooking stoves and water heaters receive a safety inspection. Both homeowners and renters are eligible, 2915 North 16th Street Omaha, NE 68110 Phone: 402-342-1611 Email:
  12. 12. Other Utility Help Nebraska Low Income Energy  Pennies for Power Assistance Program Nebraska Public Power District (LIHEAP)* PO Box 499 Columbus, NE 68602-0499 1-877-ASK-NPPD Nebraska Energy Assistance Network  Energy Assistance 1215 South 42nd St. NEAN Chair Mike Kelly 402-595-3608 NDHHS 402.471.9262  Mutual of Omaha Halo Club, Holy Family, Bellevue Ministerial Assn., GOCA, and the American Red Cross all offer energy assistance as well (see contact info from previous slide).  American Red Cross 2912 S 80th St. 402-343-7755 *In a later slide we will go over applying for government benefits/general assistance
  13. 13. Childcare Supplies Emergency Pregnancy Services 6220 Maple St Omaha NE 68106 554-1000
  14. 14. Consignment Sales & Like New Retailers*for Children’s Supplies:  Take 2  Reruns R Fun 3070 North 90th Street The Reruns Event Center 8501 Granville Parkway Omaha, NE 68134 LaVista, NE 68128 (402) 321-7260 (Fall 2010, TBA) (Fall 2010, TBA)  Kidz Shoppe Omaha Sports Complex  Twice as Nice 147th & Giles Rd. Omaha, NE Omaha Police Union, Local 101 13445 Cryer Ave. (April 21-23; ½ price sale April 24th) Omaha, NE 68144 (April 27-30; ½ price sale May 1st)  Kidz Closet Oakview Mall August 5-9, 2010 *Visit: ment.htm for a complete directory of consignment sales and like new retailers for children.
  15. 15. How to Find a Childcare Provider Visit the NDHHS child care roster Click on “search for a child care provider” In the small text box up top, put in the zip code for the area where you are trying to locate the childcare This page also provides information on how to select a quality childcare provider; tells which provider’s licenses are on good record, and who has violated their license.
  16. 16. Applying for public assistance, locatingproviders, seeking referrals… Go to to apply for benefits Call 2-1-1 or visit Go to - Nebraska Resource and Referral System – create an account, look up providers, etc.
  17. 17. Important Numbers YWCA Omaha Police DepartmentWomen Against Violence/Rape/Domestic Non-Emergency Line: Abuse 402-444-4877 Hotline: 402-345-7273 Nebraska Regional Poison Center Family Service Domestic Abuse 24-hour hotline: 24-hour crisis line: 402-955-5555 1-800-523-3666 Life Line Boys Town National Hotline National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 24-hour line: 402-448-3000 1-800-273-TALK Alcoholics Anonymous Narcotics Anonymous 24-hour hotline: (402) 660-3662 1-877-226-3632
  18. 18. Meeting Your Social and Esteem Needs By… Alotting time for events & activities meant to help you focus on and enjoy your family Participating in social/community groups & organizations (i.e. church, PTA, intramural leagues) Working on something you feel is an important and worthy cause - focusing on your personal/career goals and utilize your opportunities for giving back.
  19. 19. Free/Inexpensive Activities for Youand Your Family: Home Depot Kids’ Workshop – kids ages 5-12Takes place the first Saturday of each month 9-noon Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic – kids 2nd-5th gradeFree with sign-up; dates revolve around sign-up Michael’s Arts & Crafts – kids ages 5-12Every Saturday; Cost is inexpensive and varies, sometimes free Omaha Public LibraryOffers crafts, music, reading clubs, story time, and more (visit Omaha Parks and Recreation DepartmentMany programs, events, and classes available (visit*Having dinner together, movie nights and game nights, as well as reading books are simple ways to give yourself and your child a sense of belonging.
  20. 20. Social/Community Groups &Organizations Get involved in campus organizations like Student Senate, Students Against Violence, Campus Activities Board, or Green Team (see Jennifer Wittstock for details; Find a church: Participate in an Ethnic/Cultural Organization (contact Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, - see hardcopy listing as well) A multitude of groups in online communities as well for every area of interest and/or need. Yahoo! Groups is one place to start your search.
  21. 21. Career and Personal Success Resources  Vocational Rehabilitation Career Counseling & Employment Assistance for individuals with Disabilities – Dept. of Education 402-595-2100 (Downtown Office) 402-595-1212 (West Omaha Office)  YWCA Women’s Empowerment Classes* Career Counseling* Career Closet**Applications and information available by request or online at
  22. 22. Resources uniquely available to youas a College of Saint Mary student  Lied Fitness Center• Basketballs ,soccer balls and volleyballs are available for indoor and outdoor play.• Jumps ropes can be used both in the gym and on the patio.• Tennis courts are available for mom’s and childrens enjoyment.• A track for walking or running together• Multiple exercise videos for both mom and child alike (Mousercize) that can be checked out or utilized in the multipurpose room.• A swimming pool great for splash time w/ a patio perfect for picnics and birthday parties.
  23. 23. CSM Resources Cont’d  Hixson Lied Library• Books on CD and Tape (tape recorders can be checked out).• Rooms equipped with toys, televisions and DVD players.• An entire section dedicated to CHILDREN that mom can check out with her CSM ID. Commons Area• Christina’s place offers a variety of treats and beverages that you and child can enjoy.• Watch your favorite program on the flat screen television, while you and your child warm yourselves by the fire.• Achievement Center• Friendly tutors and staff assist you with reaching your educational goals and give you guidance in your career search to include resume building and interviewing.• Outdoor Areas• Children are also able to utilize the playground at Spellman Child Development Center.
  24. 24. Counseling Assistance Program to Students (CAPS) through Alegent Health Six sessions with a psychotherapist per situation Confidential Free
  25. 25. Remember Janine? What community resources would you recommend to Janine knowing what you now know?
  26. 26. Revisiting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
  27. 27. Housing and Community Resources Utilizing Services to Meet Your Needs Please watch for a brief survey that requests to learn your satisfaction with this seminar; we are interested in your feedback! If you have further questions or interest in seeking out community resources that you did not see listed here, please do not hesitate to contact:  Sarah Watkins, Director of Mothers Living & Learning and Single Parent Success, at
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