Sunday, July 20

Climb Out of the Darkness
Help raise awareness for Postpartum Progress, a nonprofit focused on supporting pregnant and new moms with mood and anxiety disorders. To register, CLICK HERE.

Resources For Military Veterans & Families

Out With Sprout: Omaha Family Event Calendar
To explore what Omaha has to offer as a family, for a list of daily, weekly and monthly events happening in and around the area, CLICK HERE.

  • Click here to learn more.

    Suicide Awareness & Anti-Bullying

  • Click here to find resources for children battling with bullies & suicidal thoughts.

    For more information about the TeamMates mentoring organization, CLICK HERE.

    The Nebraska Children's Home Society
    Find out more about the organization, including how you can get involved by clicking here.

    Senior Crime Prevention Strategies

  • Click here to find a list of common sense strategies for preventing yourself or your loved ones from becoming a crime victim.

    Has A Permit Been Pulled?
    CLICK HERE to check the status of a project at your home.

    Suicide Prevention Resources:

  • Boys Town Hot Line
  • National Suicide Hopeline
  • American Association of Suicidology
    On the Web:
  • Nebraska State Suicide Prevention Coalition
    On the Web: suicideprevention
  • Nebraska LOSS Team
    On the Web: nelossteam
  • Alegent Creighton Health
    Any age to call for suicide help

    Foster Care
    Click here

    Nebraska's Sex Offender Registry
    Click here

    Call Before You Dig!
    You never know what’s down below your feet, so call the Diggers Hotline before you dig a hole. The number is easy: 811. You can also go online to fill out a form. Click here for Nebraska. Click here for Iowa.

    Foster Grandparent Program
    Click here to learn more about Southwest 8 Senior Services in Council Bluffs and the Foster Grandparent Program.

    Social Security Direct Deposit
    Click here to learn more about Direct Depositing Your Social Security Checks.

    Poison Control Center
    The Poison Control Center can be reached by calling either 402-955-5555 or 800-222-1222. To visit its website, click here.

    Report Deffenbaugh Trash Complaints

    Douglas County Health Department
    Click here for information on disease control and immunization.

    Omaha’s Pot Hole Hotline
    Call 402-444-4919 or click here.

    Unemployment Benefits In Nebraska

    To file by phone, call (402) 458-2500 Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Deaf or hard of hearing, call (402) 471-0016.

  • Saturday, July 19

    Omaha Farmer's Market
    CLICK HERE for info

    Omaha Storm Chasers
    CLICK HERE for ticket and game information.

    Omaha Community Playhouse

  • Click here to learn more about what's on stage at the Omaha Community Playhouse.

    Omaha Children's Museum

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at the Omaha Children's Museum.

    Strategic Air & Space Museum

  • Click here to learn more about what's going on at the Strategic Air & Space Museum.

    Lauritzen Gardens
    Click here to learn more about what's going on at Lauritzen Gardens.

    The Durham Museum
    Click here to learn about what's new at The Durham Museum.

    Joslyn Art Museum
    Click here to learn more.

    Nebraska Family Help Line

    • 1-888-866-8660
    • Trained counselors
    • Children's behavioral issues
    • Parent/child conflict resolution
    • Youth mental health services
  • Friday, July 18

    Sumtur Amphitheater
    There’s a lot going on this summer at the Sumtur Amphitheater in Sarpy County including Open Mic Night, Garage Band Night, and Movies. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Safe Grilling
    According to the Douglas County Health Department, grilled poultry should be reach 165 degrees, ground meats should reach 155 degrees, and beef and pork, steaks, roasts, and chops should reach 145 degrees. For more grilling tips, CLICK HERE.

    Brush Up Nebraska
    This year’s Brush Up Nebraska paint day is August 16th. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Aksarben Village
    There’s a lot going on at Aksarben Village this spring and summer besides the Farmer’s Market on Sundays. CLICK HERE for the calendar of events.

    Claims Against City of Omaha
    For details on how to file, CLICK HERE.

    Cornhusker State Games
    The 30th annual Cornhusker State Games are on through July 27th. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Papillion Race Series
    The 2014 Papillion Race Series involves five events which run through September. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Links To Privacy Apps


    Crash Avoidance Tests
    For the first time, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has tested crash avoidance systems offered by automakers. To see the results of the study, CLICK HERE.

    Habitat for Humanity
    Make a difference in a family's life by helping them build a home. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. For more information on volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, click here.

    Lost A Pet?
    The Nebraska Humane Society's Web site has pictures of pets that have been turned in, but cannot be identified.

  • Thursday, July 17

    Days of Action: Get Involved, Become a Mentor

  • Click here to learn more about how you can help support a child's academic and life achievements by being a volunteer reader, tutor or mentor.

    Joslyn Art Museum
    Enjoy the temporary exhibit Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithigraphs of Thomas Moran at the Joslyn Art Museum. CLICK HERE for details.

    24/7Sexual Assault Hotline
    Call (402) 354-8899

    Coffee With A Cop

  • Click here to learn more about the Omaha Police Department's community outreach. Or you can check out the website at To learn more you can also email here:

    Home Visits 101: Nebraska Alliance of Child Advocacy Centers

  • Click here

    Website for Family Activities
    An Omaha mom developed a website to help families navigate family events that are going on in the metro. For information, CLICK HERE

    Big Brothers Big Sisters

  • Click here to learn how to volunteer.

    NE Daycare License Search
    The Department of Health and Human Services allows the public to search for daycare license information. We found the search works best using the city you're interesting in finding the business, and then cycling through the list after clicking Child Care Center or Family Child Care Home. To go to the website, click here.

    BBB Senior Hotline
    The Better Business Bureau has set up a Senior Line, a dedicated toll-free number for seniors, their care givers, family members, or concerned adults to receive reliable information on businesses, scams and frauds. The number is 1-877-637-3334.

    Nebraska Family Support Network
    For families of children with mental health issues or behavioral problems

    • 3568 Dodge St.
    • (402) 345-0791
    • Click here to learn more about assistance and/or support group meetings.

    Becoming A Foster Or Adoptive Parent
    Click here for more info.

    Stranger Danger Advice For Parents
    Click here for suggestions from the FBI.

    Protect Your Identity
    Click here for tips from the BBB on how long we should hold onto various records before shredding them.

    Addiction Hotline
    If you think you might have a sign of addiction, call the Alegent Health Mental Health Services hotline at (402) 717-HOPE..

  • Wednesday, July 16

    Safe Vehicles For Teens
    The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety has released its list of safest vehicles for teenage drivers.

  • Click Here.

    Keeping Kids Out Of Gangs: Resources For Parents

  • Impact One
  • Urban League of Nebraska
  • Compassion In Action
  • Family First
  • Omaha Police
  • Omaha Housing Authority
  • Omaha/Douglas County

    Boys Town Hall of History
    Take a tour to learn more about the history of Boys Town programs, athletics and to see an Oscar. For tour information, CLICK HERE.

    DMV Website
    CLICK HERE to access Nebraska's DMV website.

    Women's Center For Advancement
    Click here for help in protecting yourself from domestic violence.

    Fontenelle Forest Nature Center

  • Click here to learn about what's going at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue.

    Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

  • Click here to learn about what's going on at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

    Help For Victims Of Domestic Violence

    Be An Organ Donor
    Do Not Call
    Click here to register your cell phone or any phone number with the Do Not Call Registry.

    Better Business Bureau
    Poison Information
    The Nebraska Regional Poison Center: 955-5555 (in Omaha area)
  • Tuesday, July 15

    OPS Survey

  • The Student Assignment Plan

    Nebraska Office of Highway Safety Citizen Exam Report
    To report a medically impaired or unsafe driver, the State of Nebraska has a form to fill out so examiners can investigate. CLICK HERE.

    Adult Swim Classes

  • Click here to find an Adult Swim Class near you; the classes by the American Red Cross.

    Free Outdoor Exercise Classes
    The Downtown Improvement District and downtown YMCA are hosting free outdoor exercises classes from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday in August and September at Lewis & Clark Landing.

    Join The Organ Donor Registry
    For information about the Nebraska Organ Recovery, click here.

    Red Cross Blood Donation
    Click here or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

    Police Warrant Search

  • Click here to find a list of Omaha residents with outstanding warrants.

    Report Suspicious Activity

  • Click here to report suspicious activity to the Nebraska Information Analysis Center.

    Schemes & Rip-Offs

  • Click here to review a contractor before getting roof and storm damage repaired by a contractor. Or call the Better Business Bureau Senior Line at 877-637-3334.

  • Click here for the National Do Not Call List.

  • Click here to get on the Do Not Mail List and opt out of credit offers and insurance offers.

  • Click here to go to the Nebraska Attorney General's website. There is lots of good information about consumer protection, including a section dedicated to senior fraud.

  • Click here for the FBI site with information on computer-generated scams and email scams.

  • Click here to get your credit report, for free, one time per year from each of the three credit bureaus.

    ID Theft Hotlines
    If you fear your identity has been stolen, call these numbers right away: Equifax at 800-685-1111, Experian at 888-397-3742, TransUnion at 800-916-8800 and the Federal Trade Commission at 877-ID-THEFT

    Find A Recycling Center Near You
    Click here to find a recycling center near you.

    Protect Seniors From Fraud
    Click here to learn more. To get a Senior Fraud Protection Kit or more information call Home Instead Senior Care at 402-498-3444.

    Sarpy County Crime Stoppers

    Omaha Fire Department Arson Hotline
    Click here for the Omaha Fire Department. Arson Hotline: 402-444-FIRE.

    Child Car Seat Safety Checks

    • Nebraska State Patrol
    • 4411 South 108th Street
    • Omaha
    • Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    • To make an appointment call: 331-3333

  • Monday, July 14

    Hope in the Heartland
    The American Cancer Society & WOWT NBC Omaha present the “Hope in the Heartland” event on Friday, July 25th at Stinson Park. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Alzheimer's Prevention Clinical Trial: Solanezumab Versus Placebo

  • Click here to learn more about the National Institutes of Health and Ely Lilly clinical trials to test a medicine that might help prevent Alzheimer's Disease. For more call: 1-877-CTLILLY (1-877-285-4559, 1-317-615-4559) Mon - Fri from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or speak with your personal physician.

    Woodmen of the World FalconCam

  • Click here to see the Peregrine Falcon chicks and learn more.

    Free Financial Tool Booklet
    The federal government has created a free financial tool kit to help get a reader’s finances in order. You can view it online or order a booklet for free. Just CLICK HERE.

    Suicide Prevention Resources

    Nebraska Humane Society

  • Click here To learn more about how you can find your next pet through adoption from the Nebraska Humane Society. Location, hours and adoption information.

    EducationQuest Foundation FAFSA Help
    Free assistance for college-bound students and their parents to complete their FAFSA application for financial assistance...CLICK HERE.

    Boys Town Parenting Tips

  • Click here for general parenting tips and guides.
  • Call the national hotline for help with specific situations. That number is 1-800-448-3000.

    Midlands Mentoring Partnership

  • Click here to learn more about the Midlands Mentoring Partnership.

    Domestic Violence Help

    • To reach the WCA's 24/7 Crisis Hotline Call: (402) 345-7273
    • Spanish Line: (402) 672-7118

    • National Safety Council - Nebraska

      • Visit for pedestrian safety strategies, and downloadable information on distracted driving.
      • Click Here for a printable coloring book for school children.

      NE Department of Labor - Veterans' Services
      • Click here to learn about training opportunities through Career Centers.

      Child Identification Kit

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