Everyone needs help sometime. Below are community resources available to the communjity for those in need. These lists do not include every resources available: it does contain the ones we are aware of. It is our gift to help you. If you have a suggestion or updates; please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Omaha Area
Omaha Community Resources Pantries, Clothing, Rent Assistance, Grief, Churches, Energy Assistance, Mental Health
LGBTQ Open, Affirming, Welcoming Churches Open and affirming churches welcoming the LGBTQ+ Communities
Find an AA Meeting in Omaha AA Meetings in the Omaha Metro area
Chaplain Royal officiates weddings, and will conduct pastoral clergy visits, in most area and regional facilities with advanced notice. He is approved with the State of Nebraska Dept. of Corrections, Douglas County Corrections Omaha, and the Pottawattamie County Jail in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
LGBTQ+ Alphabet Soup
Helping the Homeless and Hungry
THINGS YOU CAN DO!
Get to know the homeless and hungry, share time with them. Go to them! Ask them their names, and use their names. Shake their hand. Offer hugs to those open to that, be kind and friendly.
Allow them to tell their stories. This is about YOU listening and letting THEM talk. This is not time for you to tell your stories. Feel honored that they are willing to share their lives with you and that you have the opportunity to spend time with them.
Human beings, all of us, deserve to be treated with dignity, respect, and kindness.
If you want to know what they need, ask! If don’t know, ask! Your presence, your touch, your love, may be at the top of the list. If you’re giving them “stuff”, personally hand it out. Remember – You’re “sharing”, be it your time or your stuff.
If you share food, make it small items that can be held in the hand and that don’t need plates, silverware, microwaves or ovens. If your sharing hot food, it should be hot when you serve it. If your sharing cold food, it should be cold when you serve it.
Most homeless folks can always use tube socks and underwear. Always! The highest quality socks and underwear are usually not necessary. When socks and underwear get really dirty they may be thrown out by those who don’t have access to a laundromat.
Hotel/Travel size personal items such as soap, lotion, shampoo, razors (bag one or two disposable razors in Ziploc snack size bags) and so on, are good items to share.
Always take bottles of water regardless of the time of year. Dehydration is a common problem among the homeless.
Inclusive Life has a weekly Fellowship night on Wednesday. We pick up folks at the Siena Francis House every Wednesday at 3:30pm and arrive at our Chapel at 96th and J at 4:00pm. We serve a meal at 4:30pm and take them back at 5:00pm. And, each Sunday we make 100 bagged lunches and deliver them to the Siena Francis house between 4:30pm and 5:00pm every Sunday.
INCLUSIVE LIFE CENTER
4501 S. 96th Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Office/Voice Mail 402-575-7006
Text Message (402) 909-1668
The Trevor Project GLTBQ+ Life line
Boys Town Hotline Resource Resources teens, parents and families
Black and Pink. Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other.
Welcoming Resources for Congregations and Organizations For churches seeking to be open and affirming
Smart Recovery-Secular Program (Non Religious Addiction Services) Secular recovery program
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255
GLESN Gay Lesbian Straight Educators Network
National Center for Transgender Equality. Resources for the Transgender community and allies.
Chaplain Royal will officiate a legal wedding ceremony at no charge for couples when one ore more are hospitalized, and/or in hospice.