Resources for families in Sarpy County


Concord Mediation– Trudie Martin Ahlstrom (handles eviction mediation) (402) 345-1131

Banisters Academy – Kaleb Marshall, Nightlife with Banisters Leadership Academy. (402) 983-0596 or email

TriCity Pantry is now NeighborGood – 302 American Parkway, Papillon (Heartland Family Service Building) (402) 552-7061 email: Serving individuals and/or families with children in school districts with these zip codes: 68005, 68028, 68046, 68059, 68113, 68117, 68123, 68127, 68128, 68133, 68136, 68137, 68138, 68147, & 68157 Providines non-perishable bread & rolls, ground beef, chicken, milk, eggs, cheese, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, diapers/wipes, formula, baby food, toiletries, and dog/cat food.

Hours: Mon 5:30-7:00, Tues 11:00-3:00, Wed Closed, Thur 5:30-7:00 & Fri 11:00-3:00

Nebraska Childrens Home Society – Kinship Navigation program. Support is available through the program to better support kinship caregivers who are oftentimes grandparents. Contact Mandy Shelsta, (402) 659-2504 or

Heartland Family Services DV Crisis line (402) 292-5885 Openings for homeless prevention – Contact Tami at (531) 200-3500. If leaving a message please reference eviction date and residence is Sarpy County Triage for homeless – There is a faster response time if using the website versus the hotline.

Goodfellows funding available for one time assistance (rent, mortgage, or utilities) lifetime limit of $1000, no income restrictions. Contact Cassie if you have a referral:

All Communities – Cece Khondowe, Family Support Specialist & Community Outreach.  Only transportation assistance available right now.

Bridges Out of Poverty – Trainers are needed!

All Seasons Foundation – Assists with vulnerable adults/senior citizens and street outreach mostly in Sarpy and Cass Counties. Contact Dave Gifford (402) 401-4082 or

Housing Foundation for Sarpy County – Mortgage and rental assistance suspended until additional funding is available.

Legal Aid of Nebraska

Legal Aid of Nebraska’s Landlord and Tenant Handbook

Legal Aid of Nebraska is a private, non-profit law firm that provides free legal services to low-income and elderly Nebraskans. If you would like more information, need to apply for services,  want to make a donation, visit the website.

Walk-in service hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 1:00 to 4:00 at 209 South 19th Street, 2nd floor, Omaha. Limit is 10 people per day. General referral form available on the website

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Suicide Prevention and Education Resources

(September, 2022)

Facing Suicide can now be viewed online at or on the PBS Video App. The “Facing Suicide” documentary explores personal stories about people impacted by suicide, revealing the steps that friends, family and community members can take to help those at risk. Alongside these powerful stories are those of prominent researchers who are uncovering the complex factors that can lead to suicide, with insights for better prevention and treatment. Together, their stories offer a powerful message of hope and healing.

A recent suicide prevention and education event can be viewed on YouTube or on the Nebraska Public Media website. The excerpts from Facing Suicide have been removed, but the full film is available to watch on PBS.

Explore mental health resources, news coverage, and past events at

Nebraska Public Media’s mental health events are planned in partnership with:

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How to Talk to Children about Violence: Tips for Educators and Parents

(May 25, 2022) We have now seen news coverage of the tragedy in Texas involving another school shooting. We are heartbroken for these families and this school district.

Students may have questions about what happened, and they may be expressing fears and concerns. We want to share the attached resource with you to help support your children, taken from the National Association for School Psychology.

Please feel free to reach out to your principal, your school counselor or any administrator, if you or your child want or need additional support, or have any questions.

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Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen 2022: June 1 through August 5

(May 25, 2022) The Salvation Army has released its locations for the 2022 Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen. See the flyer for details on times.

In Nebraska, 1 in 6 children is considered food insecure, which means they might not know where they will get their next meal. Summer is a particularly challenging time because kids aren’t eating meals in school and parents often struggle with additional food and child care costs.

More than 40 percent of children in Nebraska receive free or reduced-price school lunches. In some schools, these numbers climb as high as 80 or 90 percent. Families must seek other resources for meals when school is out of session.

The Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen program helps bridge the gap for these families by serving meals to kids in need via our mobile canteens (food trucks), which travel around to various locations throughout the city. Children 18 years of age and younger are eligible for meals.

Kids Cruisin’ Kitchen meals will be served by Salvation Army teams out of Salvation Army canteens. Want to volunteer? Click here.

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