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This will be a drive-thru for the safety of our team and YOU. PLEASE stay in your vehicle and follow the flow of traffic.

Some items that will be available include:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables
  • Meat
  • Bread
  • Canned fruit and vegetables
  • Soup
  • Boxed goods
  • Other supplemental food items
  • Diapers
  • Shampoo
  • Bars of soap

Current clients who are elderly or have compromised immune systems can have a caseworker, friend or family pick up their
food box IF they send the person with their photo ID and a letter giving the person permission to pick up their food.

  • Do not come early. For your protection, it is best to minimize contact with others.

  • Have your ID pulled out and ready to show a staff member (and your pantry card, if you have one)

  • Do NOT bring your children unless it is necessary. As much as possible, it is good to minimize your children’s contact with others at this time.

Please be patient with us as we try our best to serve you each with respect and dignity through this COVID -19 Pandemic.

Emergency Shelters - Open 24 Hours a Day


Lydia House / Women & Families

2809 N 20th St E
Omaha, NE 68110

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 Transitional Shelter are taken by individual appointment by contacting Ronda Nelson at 402-829-1545 or  

Garland Thompson Men’s Center

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

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.

(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. Two and three bedroom apartment rentals for 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

Unfortunately, in an effort to keep our guests, visitors, and staff safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Open Door Mission’s campus will not be open to visitors for hot meals. Please stay tuned for updates.


Hot Lunch
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Hot Dinner
6:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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


Due to COVID-19, our shuttle schedule has been limited to 3 suttles a day, as follows

Van departs Open Door Mission:  Monday – Friday 12:00 p.m.

7 Days a week:  4:30  p.m. and 7:30 p.m. pick-ups at 14th & Douglas

For a current schedule call (402) 829-1571

Homeless Prevention Programs

Until further notice, the Open Door Mission’s 3 Outreach Centers (Timberlake, Elkhorn, and Council Bluffs) are closed.

The health, wellness, and safety of the food-insecure communities that Open Door Mission serves, as well as our employees, partners, agencies and volunteers is of prime focus to us each and every day. As we prepare for the anticipated spread of COVID-19 throughout the Heartland, Open Door Mission takes seriously our mission to continue to provide food resources to those most in need, conducting food distribution, food collection, and food supplies management upholding the safest and most sanitized and efficient best practices.

See above for information regarding our upcoming drive-thru service days for food pantries. Please call 402-422-1111 for updates.

Call (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 three Outreach Centers. To receive assistance, bring a current photo ID, proof of address, social security cards for your household. **This institution is an equal opportunity provider: 

Timberlake Outreach Center & Council Bluffs Outreach Center Services
2107 E Locust St • Omaha, NE 68110

Until further notice, the Open Door Mission’s 3 Outreach Centers (Timberlake, Elkhorn, and Council Bluffs) are closed.

Tuesday – Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday 9:30 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

Call for instructions and available items: (402) 829-1560

Only at: 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

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