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Community Resources

Immigrant and Refugee Services

Southern Sudan Community Association

3610 Dodge Street Suite 100 - 554-0759:  Assistance and support for refugees from any country. Services and programs include resettlement and placement, case management, cultural orientation, ESL, interpretation services, legal assistance, money management and budgeting, employment assistance, transportation training and driver education.


Douglas County Health Department - Birth and Death Certificates

1819 Farnam - 444-7204:  Birth and death certificates of individuals born in Douglas County. $12 for birth certificates, $11 for death certificates.

Together, Inc.

812 South 24th Street - (402) 345-8047: Together issues vouchers for state identification cards and certified birth certificates needed for employment, housing, banking, school, and benefits.  Lists of the documentation needed to receive identification assistance are available at

Legal Assistance

Concord Mediation Center

4225 North 90th Street - (402) 345-1131: Mediation for families in conflict over issues related to children.  Services offered on sliding scale fee basis.

Creighton University - Milton R. Abrahams Legal Clinic

2500 California Plaza - (402) 280-3068:  Free legal assistance on civil matters for low income residents of Douglas County. Civil matters may include child support and child custody, divorce, wills and trusts, and landlord/tenant issues.

Iowa Legal Aid

(800) 532-1275 - Older Iowans (age 60 and over) (800) 992-8161: Iowa Legal Aid is a nonprofit organization providing critical legal assistance in civil matters to low-income and vulnerable Iowans who have nowhere else to turn.  Along with volunteer lawyers throughout the state, Iowa Legal Aid helps the legal system work for those who cannot afford help with legal issues.  Services may be available in areas of child support, custody, visitation, divorce, domestic violence, guardianship, landlord/tenant issues, foreclosure, home ownership, discrimination, sexual harassment, consumer issues, public benefits, aging issues, taxes, disability, disaster relief, health, individual rights, veterans' issues, retirement, and resources for new Iowans.

Legal Aid of Nebraska

209 South 19th Street, Suite 200 - (402) 348-1069 - Outside of Douglas County (877) 250-2016 - Elder Access Line (age 60 and over) (800) 527-7249 - Native American Access Line (800) 729-9908: Legal Aid of Nebraska provides assistance to low-income and elderly people in civil matters. Eligibility for assistance may be based on income and assets of all members of the household and the legal problem.  Legal Aid of Nebraska does not handle criminal matters in state or federal court, personal injury or workers’ compensation cases. Legal Aid of Nebraska’s legal services are free; however, clients may be responsible for court costs.  Legal Aid may be able to assist in the in the areas of divorce, custody, child support, protection orders, guardianship, bankruptcy, collections, garnishments, landlord/tenant rights, foreclosure, home ownership, SSDI, SSI, public benefits, unemployment benefits, Medicaid, Medicare, and wills.

Legal Aid of Nebraska-Access to Justice (A2J) Self Help Center

209 South 19th Street, 2nd Floor - A2J-Omaha is a store-front office open each afternoon between the hours of 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. A person must be eligible for Legal Aid services to get assistance through the walk-in center. The goal of the walk-in center is to answer legal questions for people who are caught up in or want to pursue a court case or legal proceeding. An attorney and paralegal are on staff each afternoon to answer legal questions and help people sort out problems.

The A2J Center conducts clinics to “assist” people in representing themselves in three specific areas:            

  • Changing the amount of a child support order, if the legal requirements for making that change have been met; and
  • Helping non-custodial parents get court-ordered visitation with their children.
  • Helping people establish paternity, custody, child support and parenting time.

Nebraska State Bar Association - Volunteer Lawyers Project

(800)-742-3005:  Free or reduced rate legal assistance on civil matters for low income individuals living in Nebraska.

Medical - Basic Screening and Immunizations

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services - Every Woman Matters

(800) 532-2227: Every Woman Matters is a program that can help you pay for your health check-up. The program is for women between the ages of 40 and 74 who meet income eligibilty guidelines.  Services include clinical breast exams, mammograms, pap tests, pelvic exams, blood pressure checks, height/weight checks, lipids/triglycerides checks, and glucose tests.  Call or go online to apply.

Planned Parenthood

3105 North 93rd Street - (402) 496-0489: Offers free and reduced cost pregnancy testing, pregnancy planning services, abortion services and referrals, adoption services and referrals, STD testing, treatments, and vaccines, HIV testing, birth control and emergency contraception, LGBT services, men's and women's reproductive healthcare, and women's routine physicals.

Medical - Clinics

All Care Health Center

902 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs - (712) 325-1990: Formerly Council Bluffs Community Health Center.  Provides comprehensive medical services, radiology services, mental health services, and prenatal care on a sliding scale fee basis.  Also provides pharmacy services and access to medication assistance programs for Center patients.  Call to schedule an appointment.

Charles Drew Health Center

MAIN CLINIC: 2915 Grant Street - (402) 451-3553: Offers sliding scale medical services including family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, radiology, ophthalmology, minor surgery, behavioral health, nutrition, cardiology, and podiatry.  Low cost and free medications available for patients without prescription drug coverage.

BENSON COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: 5420 Northwest Radial Highway - (402) 558-9242: Offers primary health care services for infants and toddlers, adolescents, adults, and seniors.  They also offer pregnancy care, immunizations, back to school and sports physicals, HIV/STI testing, and chronic disease management.  Call for an appointment.

PUBLIC HOUSING CLINICS: (402) 457-1240 - Crown Tower: 5904 Henninger Avenue - Florence Tower: 5100 Florence Boulevard - Evans Tower: 3600 North 24th Street - Jackson Tower: 600 South 27th Street: Provides health care services to residents and to individuals and families living near Public Housing Health Centers.  Services are available by appointment including pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric care, behavioral health support, and STD and HIV/AIDS testing, counseling, and treatment.

HOMELESS CLINICS: Omaha Campus for Hope - 1490 North 16th Street - 402-345-9860 or Siena Francis House Baright Shelter - 1111 North 17th Street - 402-346-8401: Offers free medical services to individuals with documentation of homeless status.  Appointments are required.

Creighton University Magis Clinic

Located in the Siena Francis House Baright Center, 1111 North 17th Street - (888) 218-4692: The Magis Clinic offers services to anyone in need.  Medical care and medications are provided free of charge.  The clinic is staffed by Creighton medical students and volunteer physicians.  Acute care is provided on a first come first served basis every Saturday from 2:00PM to 6:00PM.  Sexual health clinics are offered twice a month, women's health clinics (by appointment ONLY) once a month, and diabetes education sessions once a month.  More information is available online at

Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center

2602 J Street - Clinic (402) 733-3612 or General Information (402) 734-5275: The Fred LeRoy Health and Wellness Center provides medical, dental, behavioral health, and public health services to American Indians and others eligible for Indian Health Services, including adolescent health care, Certified Diabetes Education, Elder Care, Family Planning, Lead Screening, Lab Services, Midwife Services, Newborn and Well Child Clinics, Outpatient Medical, Physical Therapy, Women Infants and Children Program (WIC), Transportation, Public Health Nursing, Mental Health, Social Services, Substance Abuse Counseling, Youth Services, Dental, and Pharmacy. is the portal to sign up for helathcare through the Affordable Care Act.  Complete an application, view insurance plan options, purchase coverage, and find more information on the new healthcare law.

Heart Ministry Center

2222 Binney Street - 451-2321:  Walk in clinic available on Wednesdays from 9:00AM-1:00PM. A nurse practitioner from Creighton University is available to treat acute health care problems at no cost.

Methodist Health System - Renaissance Health Clinic

3612 Cuming Street (In the Salvation Army Lied Renaissance Center) - (402) 354-3198: Nurse practitioners available by appointment or on a first come, first served basis to provide health care services for men, women, and adolescents including physical exams, treatment of minor and chronic health problems, pap smears, breast and pelvic exams, pregnancy testing, menopause, PMS, and osteoporosis treatment and counseling, health education, family planning services, adolescent routine care, STD testing and treatment, school, sports, and camp physicals, and treatment for victims of domestic abuse.  Some services may require a $25 copay.  Sliding scale fees available for individuals without insurance.  Open Monday through Friday.

One World Community Health Center

MAIN CLINIC: 4920 South 30th Street - (402) 734-4110: Provides annual physicals, primary medical care, education, treatment for chronic diseases, and STD testing and treatment.  Open Monday through Friday. Call for an appointment.

QUICK SICK CLINIC: 4920 South 30th Street, 1st Floor - (402) 502-8859: Provides care for minor illnesses on a first come, first served basis.  No appointment necessary.  Open Monday through Saturday.

NORTHWEST OMAHA CLINIC: 4229 North 90th Street – (402) 401-6000: Offers medical, dental, and behavioral health services for both children and adults.  Walk ins are welcome.

WEST OMAHA CLINIC: 4101 South 120th Street - (402) 505-3907: Offers services for adult medicine, family medicine, pediatrics & adolescent care, women’s health and prenatal services, dental, behavioral health, and access to affordable medications in both English and Spanish. Call for an appointment.

The Healing Gift Free Clinic

2650 Farnam Street - (402) 341-7761: The Healing Gift Clinic operates out of Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church.  Appointments are REQUIRED.  The clinic offers patient's basic services, including treatment for diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, rheumatoid arthritis, stable coronary artery disease and osteoarthritis are being provided. Also, therapy and evaluation is provided for upper respiratory infections, urinary tract infections and related conditions, gastrointestinal disorders, acute sprains, acute dental problems, ear disorders and small lacerations.