Dave and Shirley
Dave and Shirley came to Together for rent assistance. At the time, they were staying in a hotel, paid for by Red Cross because they lost everything in a house fire. Dave and Shirley were both unemployed. Shirley had been laid off six months prior from a job that she had held for four years. Dave was unemployed for sixteen months after being seriously injured from a ladder fall. He was having a hard time finding work and obtaining disability.
Dave and Shirley found a landlord that let them move in without having to advance a deposit or rent payment prior to moving in. After meeting with one of Together’s intake workers, they were approved for rent and deposit and received furniture and household items from our store to help get them started.
Together was able to help Dave and Shirley with our own resources, and we connected them to other programs in the community. One of these resources was a disability attorney that helped Dave get disability assistance. Together also connected Dave and Shirley with employment agencies to help them with their job search.
Both Dave and Shirley were very grateful for the time that Together’s staff listened and helped them problem-solve what seemed overwhelming to them.
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
The Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (DVCC) of Greater Omaha brings people together to end domestic violence, making our community a safer place to live. We advocate for system change which will make victims safer and hold offenders accountable. We do this through education and training, and coordinating services between service agencies, departments and the courts. Click here for their website.
The Empowerment Network
The Empowerment Network is a collaboration of residents, elected officials, neighborhood groups, community organizations, philanthropists, educational institutions, faith communities, governmental agencies, and businesses, working together to Transform Omaha into a Thriving and Prosperous Community in every zip code! Click here for their website.
Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless (MACCH)
MACCH’s main objective is to unite the efforts of shelter, housing, supportive services and faith-based organizations that serve homeless and near-homeless individuals and families in Douglas, Pottawattamie and Sarpy Counties. Click here for their website.
Nebraska 2-1-1 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. Our database allows you to browse hundreds of health and human services online, learn about specific programs, intake requirements, eligibility, operation hours and more. The database also has information on disaster related services. Click here for their website.
South Omaha Community Care Council
The South Omaha Community Care Council (SOCCC) has active partnerships and networking relationships with over 95 human service organizations, medical facilities, neighborhood associations and private businesses. Our primary focus is on networking events that are held every two months and are attended by as many as 150 citizens, nonprofit employees, and company representatives. These meetings are key resources for many community members for disseminating information and learning about upcoming educational events and programs. Click here for their website.
The purpose of the Wellness Council of the Midlands is to promote healthy lifestyle choices in the worksite in hopes that preventing disease would be more cost-effective than curing disease. The Omaha Council has served as a model for the formation of Wellness Councils across the country. Click here for their website.