More than 40 Programs Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty

Emergency Shelter – Open 24 Hours a Day
Lydia House / Women & Families

Emergency and transitional services for single women & families in need of assistance. Food, shelter, clothing, and other basic needs are provided. Case managers guide women & families through opportunities for life change – the first steps toward preventing future homelessness. Special services provided for children, domestic violence, and family reunification.

Call (402) 829-1531 for shelter availability. Ask for staff on duty.

Applications for the Lydia House are also accepted at 1:00 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday, except holidays and Omaha Public School weather closure days. Individual appointments may also be arranged by contacting Ronda Nelson at (402) 829-1545 or

2809 N 20th St E
Omaha, NE 68110

Garland Thompson Men’s Center 

Provides emergency services for men in need of immediate assistance. Food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs are provided and each man is offered an opportunity for life change through resource case management, which provides the first steps toward preventing future homelessness. Special services provided for Veterans.

Walk-ins accepted
2705 N 20th St E
Omaha, NE 68110

(402) 829-1500 ext. 2100 (ask for staff on duty

Life-Changing Programs
New Life Recovery Program

This Bible-based 12-step residential program is committed to providing men, women, and families with the tools needed to become self-sufficient community members.

Families and Single Women Contact
Steve Frazee: (402) 829-1534

Single Men Contact
Pat: (402) 829-1555

Journey to Work Program

Residential Work program focused on personal development, money management, job training, and educational skills.

Families and Single Women Contact
Steve Frazee: (402) 829-1534

Single Men Contact
Pat: (402) 829-1555

Rental Housing
Permanent Supportive Apartments

Waitlist available for families and single women.  Two and three bedroom apartment rentals for women and families desiring to live independently in an affordable, stable, supportive, sober-living community.

For more information, please contact Ronda at (402) 829-1545 or

Single Room Occupancy Rentals

Waitlist available for single men & male Veterans.  Independent-affordable-long term rentals located in a stable, supportive, sober-living community focused on the needs of single men and Veterans.

For more information, please contact Ronda at (402) 829-1545 or

Free Hot, Nutritious Meals for the Hungry and Homeless Prevention Programs for the Poor and Needy
Hot Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hot Dinner
6:15 – 7:00 p.m.

Garland Thompson Men’s Center
2705 N 20th St E
Omaha, NE 68110

For a current schedule call
(402) 829-1571

Van departs Open Door Mission:

Monday – Friday:
Continual service between ODM and 14th & Douglas from 11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Monday – Sunday:
4:00 p.m., 4:30  p.m., 7:30 p.m.

pick-ups at 14th & Douglas

Homeless Prevention Programs
(402) 829-1510
Free clothing, shoes, toys, household items, diapers and food pantries. Some USDA foods are used in food pantries.  (USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.)  Resources are provided once every 30 days throughout all four Outreach Centers.

To receive assistance, bring a current photo ID, proof of address, social security cards for your household.

Timberlake Outreach Center Receiving Area
2107 E Locust St • Omaha, NE 68110
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday – Monday Closed

All Other Centers’ Hours for Providing Services:
Tuesday – Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday – Monday Closed

We have chosen to close on Sunday, the day most widely recognized as a day of rest, in order to allow our employees more time for worship and family.

Elkhorn Family Outreach/Donation Center
1620 N 203rd St • Elkhorn, NE 68022

Council Bluffs Family Outreach/Donation Center
1612 Avenue D • Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Furniture & Appliance Assistance

(402) 829-1560

Call for instructions and available items.

Only at the
Timberlake Outreach Center
2107 E Locust St
Omaha, NE 68110

WorkNet/GED Program

Innovative and free classes for successful career development and employment.

Daniel: (402) 829-1552

Open Door Mission