2301 S. 15 St.
Omaha, NE 68108
Phone: (402) 214-4869; (402) 502-9224
Contact: Gina; email@example.com
Services: Housing, Life Skills, Residential pregnancy center, maternity home for women 19 and older.
- Must be 19 years of age
- Must show a health care provider’s proof of pregnancy
- Must be drug/alcohol free
- Must have alternate housing for any other children they may have, due to lack of space.
- Must sign our residential handbook agreement
- Must abide by all the rules and regulations set forth by the Bethlehem House.
Steps/Process: The application is on our website.
Additonal Details: Bethlehem House is an 11-bedroom home equipped to meet each woman’s needs throughout her pregnancy journey. A woman can reside at the center up to six weeks after the birth of her baby. Each woman has a private bedroom with a sink. There are laundry facilities in the basement of the center. We also have a kitchen at the center where the women take turns planning and preparing evening meals. While at the center, the women attend parenting classes that are offered on site. They also participate in a six part video series based on Dr. Robert Spitzer’s model of “four levels of happiness”. The women meet with the family life director monthly and create a service plan. This is to assist them in focusing on goals and coming up with a plan to achieve their identified goals.
3335 Fowler Ave.
Omaha, NE 68111
3126 Lake St.
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone: (402) 455-7807
Contact: Myron Pierce
Service Sun 10:00am - 11:00am
For young people getting out of prison, come to meetings on Tues: 6:30pm-8:00pm at our church facility.
Adults go to our Office location for weekday meetings on Tuesday: 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
Steps/Process: Show up
Additional Details: We are a non-denominational Christian Church. We offer Faith-based support for all our members, including ex-offenders.
10846 Old Mill Rd., Ste. 6
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone: (402) 676-1472; (402) 884-5743
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:30pm
Contact: Pastor Gary Hopkins; firstname.lastname@example.org
Services: Inside/Outside Dad Class. 12 weeks of coursework. Helps Fathers learn the responsibilities of being a good father. We also help fathers develop a reentry plan. We offer Daddy Day Visits. We have a DVD project: twice a year we tape fathers reading a book to their children. On the outside we have volunteers/mentors offer support for both ex-offenders and their family.
Requirements: Main focus is helping fathers. Must complete the 12 week course work to be eligible for services.
Steps/Process: Anyone can sign up who is incarcerated. Go to the education department of the correctional facility to be put on the waiting list.
Clair Memorial United Methodist Church
5544 Ames Avenue
Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: (402) 451-8322
Contact: Pastor Portia Cavitt
Services: Clair Memorial United Methodist Church provides a combination of spiritual and psychological guidance. Onsite counselors are available.
Additional Details: We are located next to Workforce Development
Compassion in Action Inc.
P.O. Box 11483
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone: (402) 451-4500
Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
Contact: Teela Mickles; email@example.com
Services: Education, Faith-based Support, Legal Assistance, Support Groups, Youth Programs
Requirements: Persons incarcerated contact our office via mail.
What to Expect: These services are faith based because we truly believe that an individual must develop a knowledge of spirituality in order to completely recover. Compassion in Action Inc. does not promote any specific religion or denomination, only that a person consider a deeper sense of self worth and personal value that can only come from the One who created them.
Steps/Process: The program begins with the participant's expressed interest and continues as long as the correspondence provided through the program is consistent and timely. The duration of the participation for the program depends upon the participant and their expressed needs and committment to succeed.
Additional Details: Pre-Release Education/Reentry Preparation and Transitional Support back into the community. Participants will explore self-value and personal worth to determine methodology to change negative behaviors that hinder progress in their plan of reentry.
CrossOver Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 3791
Omaha, NE 68103
Phone: (402) 733-2795
Contact: Bawn Froning
Services: Faith-based Support, Support Groups, Reentry Programming
Bible study meetings every Monday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm.
Reentry meetings every Tuesday evening, 7:00pm - 9:00pm.
Meetings at First Christian Church, 66 & Dodge Streets
Requirements: Be sincere about positive living. Be supportive of others.
Additional Details: We work with men and women in transition, both before and after release. Size of Bible Studies usually consists of 15-20 people. Size of Reentry meetings usually consists of 6-10 people. Bible Study: Dinner, prayer time, bible studies, praise music, and dessert.
Reentry Meetings: Self appraisal, setting goals, and plans to achieve them, establishing transition plans, life skills training. Meetings are open to all. CrossOver is a non-denominational, Christian organization. Participants of all faiths or no faith are welcome.
Bible Studies: Christian discussions & practices; no denominational bias.
Reentry Meetings: Religious activities are kept to a minimum.
851 N. 74th St.
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: (402) 397-4318
Contact: Diane Greenfield
Services: Transitional Housing, Substance Abuse counseling, christian spirituality.
Requirements: Must attend church service and counseling meeting every Sunday. Staff will help find sponsors for individuals as it is required. Must remain drug and alcohol free and adhere to housing policies. Must obtain a job or be looking for a job.
Steps/Process: Individuals may be referred to Crossroads Connection. Most are involved in Work Release. Please call or write if you are interested.
Additional Details: Omaha area churches have come together to support the ministry that Crossroads Connection provides. From regular worship services for inmates and their families, to providing transitional housing for former inmates re-entering society, inmates find a support system with the goal of helping them rebuild their lives. Percentage of project life participants who stay out of prison is about 76%.
Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church; Amachi Mentoring Program
4102 Florence Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone: (402) 934-6554
Services: Mentoring, Spirituality
What to Expect: The Amachi program fosters youth development, while expanding capacity through job creation, implementing only the best practices, and developing long-term sustainability. We also have goals to:
- Prevent and reduce delinquent behavior and victimization; and
- Preserve and create jobs to serve youth and families most impacted by incarceration
While focusing on accountability and transparency in the use of Federal funds, the Amachi project will achieve two objectives:
- Enhance and expand initiatives to provide quality mentoring services to at-risk and high-risk populations that are under-served; and
- Create state-wide coalitions that result in long-term sustainability of jobs and services.
Additional Details: The Gethsemane Amachi Mentoring Coalition (GMBC Amachi) offers a mentoring program for children impacted by incarceration