2022-24 Charity

About Stephen Center

Located in south Omaha, Stephen Center has served homeless and low-income individuals since 1984. Founders Sharon and Dick McNeil’s goal was simple: provide food, shelter and safety to those in need. They bought an old bar in south Omaha, laid mattresses on the floor, and found resources for meals. Since then, Stephen Center has expanded its mission and services to serve over 1,200 men, women and children annually.

Our Mission

Stephen Center partners with the community, individuals and families to overcome homelessness, addiction and poverty.

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What We Do

Stephen Center accomplishes its mission through three programs:

  1. The Pettigrew Emergency Shelter provides food, shelter, clothing and case management to men, women and children experiencing homelessness.
  2. The HERO Program is a state-licensed substance abuse treatment program providing residential and non-residential treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental illness.
  3. Permanent Supportive Housing Apartments provide housing and supportive services for formerly homeless people.

Our Impact

83% of individuals exit emergency shelter to positive housing destinations.
Over 200,000 meals are served annually.
Mental health and addiction services provided to shelter clients free of charge.

Stephen Center is the only substance-free homeless shelter in the metro, providing a safe environment for individuals and families. Clients meet with a case manager within 72 hours of arrival to define barriers and set goals. Volunteers provided over 30,000 service hours at Stephen Center last year. All Stephen Center programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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