You can help by selecting items from the “Wish Lists” of our different programs. These items are either given directly to the clients, or they provide a more comfortable or enriching experience for our clients as they participate in our programs and shelters. For more information about our Wish Lists, contact us at 402-552-7418 or InKind@HeartlandFamilyService.org.
Iowa Family Works Wish List
Nebraska Family Works Wish List
Family Works is a residential substance abuse treatment center for pregnant women and women who are parenting young children. It is a unique program design as it incorporates apartment living for the mothers and children with on-site treatment. Each mom has her own apartment unit, while the facility has common areas for group treatment work, staff offices, group lunches and activities.
The Jefferson House Children’s Shelter and Group Home provides emergency shelter care and group home services for children in the city of Fremont, NE, and surrounding communities. The children benefit from community-based services that allow them to attend their home school and continue to be near familiar people and surroundings. The well-trained professional staff offers a therapeutic program to help children get through their traumatic experiences.
Safe Haven Wish List
Services at the Heartland Family Service Safe Haven Emergency and Transitional Shelter are provided to victims of domestic violence as a means of protecting victims from the threat of further abuse. Residents may stay up to two years while they stabilize their living situation. Safe Haven residents are assisted by program staff to develop short and long -term planning goals such as securing employment or other financial assistance and seeking permanent housing.
Generations Center Wish List
Career Clothing Closet Wish List
The primary purpose of the Heartland Family Service Career Clothing Closet is to help men and women transition into self-sustaining careers. Located at our North Office, 6720 North 30th Street, the service is free and open to Heartland Family Service clients as well as those referred by other agencies, colleges and shelters throughout the metro area. Clients are given appropriate clothing for job interviews, plus a small wardrobe for starting a career or job training. Up-to-date styles are needed, and items that are cleaned and pressed are most welcome. Call 402-451-6244 for more information.
Heartland Bridges Wish List
Homeless Outreach Wish List
Homeless Outreach services are offered to individuals who are street homeless (living on the streets, in abandoned buildings, cars, etc.). Street outreach is conducted on a weekly basis in Omaha and Council Bluffs, in coordination with other agencies. Indivices are designed to assist individuals in locating permanent housing and gaining accessing to mainstream beniduals experiencing homelessness are provided with assessment and case management services. Servefits, as well as addressing emergency basic needs such as food, clothing, blankets, etc.
Integrated Health Home Wish List
Integrated Health Home is a service for better coordinated holistic healthcare. Heartland Family Service; Alegent Creighton Health; Children’s Square, U.S.A.; and Magellan Behavioral Care of Iowa are working together to establish innovative strategies to provide you with holistic care that focuses on your wellness. It is a way of caring for your total health.
Youth Links Wish List
Youth Links is an innovative program for youth ages 10-18 who have been found to be delinquent or who are status offenders. It is a “triage” center in that it provides assessments and short-term services which help youth re-enter or remain in the community safely. The goal is to provide additional structure that helps each youth to sustain his/her current placement, or to assist the guardian in finding the most appropriate level of care. At the same time, encouragement with the family is provided. The dual focus on youth and family better prepares the youth’s return to a constructive lifestyle.
Sarpy Donation Center
The Sarpy Donation Center provides emergency and basic needs items to individuals and families experiencing a financial crisis or hardship. In-kind donations are given to clients free of charge.
To help keep our operational costs down, please do not dump trash or unwanted items.