Resources for families in Sarpy County


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

Banisters Academy – Colin Friday. (402) 983-0596 or email

Bridges Out of Poverty – Trainers are needed!

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

Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc.: Monica Beasley, Assistant Director – Tenant Services, 2401 Lake Street, Omaha, NE and 500 Willow Ave., Council Bluffs, IA. For an overview of the organization, click here or visit their website.

Sarpy County/ESU#3 Headstart:  Provides early childhood education at no cost to qualifying families. Contact Audra Oestreich, M.A., Head Start Director, Sarpy County/ESU #3 Head Start,, (402) 339-6592

Heartland Family Services DV Crisis line (402) 292-5885 Openings for homeless prevention – Call (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.

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

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

Program Overview      Fall 2023 Flyer

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

Omaha Public Schools and Sarpy County Resource Directory

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.

Click here or on the image to download.