Local Ministries We Support & Resources (any text below in light blue is a clickable link)
Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Founded in 1996 in response to the Women’s Fund Task Force on Domestic Violence, the Council engages in pulling domestic violence “out of the shadows,” uniting the community against it, and stopping the violence.
Another resource is the domestic violence web site of the Nebraska Health & Human Services System:
Habitat for Humanity
St. Luke joins with a coalition of churches to help build a house in Omaha for a deserving family.
Heartland Hope Mission/Food Pantry
Heartland Hope provides food and clothing and promotes self-sufficiency for people in need, focusing primarily on serving those in our community who are actively working but are unable to make ends meet for the most basic of needs for their family, while fostering independence. Heartland Hope is located at 2021 U Street. St. Luke volunteers work at Heartland Hope Food Pantry on the last Thursday of each month from 1:00-4:00 p.m.–new volunteers are always welcome to join us!
Substance Abuse, Addiction & Recovery
Substance abuse may be the biggest problem facing the U.S. and the problem is only getting worse. Not every drug addiction is the same, and some have worse side effects than others. 78 people die every day from opioid overdose. 66.7 million people reported binge drinking in the last month in 2015. 27.1 million people were current users of illicit substances or misused prescription drugs in 2015. A resource to check out is:
Effective 07/16/2022, 988 became the nationwide 3-digit dialing code for crisis and suicide prevention. It replaces the 1-800 number that had been used by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Calls or texts to 988 from any phone (either mobile or landline) will connect with the crisis/suicide prevention system where help designed specifically for someone dealing with a mental health crisis is immediately available. If you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health, know that this 3-digit line is available.
Or contact one of these organizations:
- Boys Town National Hotline: 800-448-3000
- Nebraska Family Helpline: 888-866-8660
- Nebraska Rural Response Hotline: 800-464-0258
- Your Life Iowa Hotline: 855-581-8111
You can also find resources on the following web sites:
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/
- Nebraska Youth Suicide Prevention: http://youthsuicideprevention.nebraska.edu/
- Suicide Prevention in College: https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/college-suicide-prevention/
- Your Life Iowa: https://yourlifeiowa.org/
- Suicide Prevention Help & Resources: https://betteraddictioncare.com/suicide-prevention-help-and-resources
A non-profit organization whose goal is to prevent and end homelessness in our community by providing assistance to needy persons/families via clothing, shelter, transportation assistance, utilities, and emergency medical help. Persons/families are asked to go through a screening process whereby needs are evaluated, and Together, Inc., responds accordingly. Located at 812 South 24th Street, Omaha, NE 68108, phone 402.345.8047.
When Your Child is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer
Click HERE for a helpful resource for parents of children/youth who identify as LGBTQ.
Additional LGBTQ resources from Reconciling Ministries Network:
YES (Youth Emergency Services)
YES helps homeless and at-risk youth get back on their feet in whatever ways they can. After meeting their immediate needs for food, shelter, clothing and safety, YES creates a support system which empowers them to be self-sufficient.