Posted June 16th, 2011 No Comments
Credit Unions Give Back

This year, Nebraska credit unions gave back to the Stephen’s Center in Omaha. Credit unions across the state donated items such as bus passes, diapers, canned goods, and much more to help those who use the Stephen’s Center as a place for shelter.

The Emergency Shelter at the Stephen Center works with homeless men, women and children. The program has operated over capacity for the past several years.

As the Omaha area’s only dry shelter, sobriety and a drug-free environment are the hallmarks of this program. The shelter is open on an emergency basis from a few nights to two weeks or longer depending upon the situation. The Emergency Shelter provides a gateway to a variety of supportive services including the opportunity to enroll in the Stephen Center HERO Substance Abuse Treatment Program or Transitional Living opportunities.

The Emergency Shelter houses as many as 20-25 children and their mothers at any one time as well as up to 40 single men and 20 single women. Each person is treated with dignity and respect as Stephen Center staff and volunteers work with each person individually to develop and implement a plan for success in emerging from homelessness and regaining a healthy and happy life. Meals are served seven days a week to those staying at the Stephen Center. The Stephen Center is staffed 24 hours a day including the overnight hours when volunteers are typically in charge.

Thank you to all the credit unions who donated.

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