Sunday, November 23

Partnership for Youth Program
For more information, CLICK HERE or call 402-934-2241.

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.

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

    Suicide Awareness & Anti-Bullying

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

    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
  • CHI 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.

    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, November 22

    Photos With Santa at Westroads Mall
    Kids, make up your Christmas lists, Santa Claus is at Westroads Mall. CLICK HERE.

    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, November 21

    Apps Graded for Privacy
    Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have studied more than a million apps & rated them in terms of privacy. Apps geared toward children rated some of the worst. To see the ratings, CLICK HERE.

    USB Cable Recall
    Tectronics Int’l is recalling 3-in-1 USB phone chargers. The Made in China products were sold cheap as school fundraisers. They could catch fire. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Aksarben Village
    There’s a lot going on at Aksarben Village. CLICK HERE for the calendar of events.

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

    Links To Privacy Apps


    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, November 20

    Graco Baby Strollers Recalled
    Graco is recalling 11.7 million strollers due to a fingertip amputation hazard. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Airbag Recall
    Ten automakers are recalling certain models of cars due to defective airbags. Those affected are between the model years 200 and 2008. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Omaha Public Library

  • Click here to learn more about the events going on at the Omaha Public Library.

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

    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.

    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, November 19

    Goodwill Work Opportunities Program

  • Click here to learn more or call 402-934-2231 for more information.

    Boys Town National Hotline
    The Hotline number is 1-800-448-3000. Whether it's a crisis, resource or referral -- the number can be used for kids and parents. Boys Town also has ways for you to text and live chat with counselors. For details, CLICK HERE.

    Hope Center For Kids
    The Hope Center is always looking for donations, whether it be funds or items. CLICK HERE for a list of what's needed or to help their mission in north Omaha.

    Coverage To Care Initiative
    Coverage To Care is an online resource to help the newly insured understand what is covered and offered under their healthcare. 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

    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, November 18

    Consumer Reports

  • Click here to learn more about Consumer Reports.

    Helping Hands for the Holidays
    Siena/Francis House

    Siena Francis House
    Accepts donations at its loading dock located at 1111 North 17th Street, just north of the corner of 17th & Nicholas Streets – between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., seven days a week. (Nicholas Street is currently impassable on 17th and 18th Street, due to the sewer-separation project. Detour signs are posted.)

    Monetary donations can be sent to the Siena/Francis House at P.O. Box 217 - DTS – Omaha NE 68101, or by clicking here.

    Open Door Mission
    Open Door Mission

    The Open Door Mission accepts donations ranging from cash to Gifts in Kind (non-financial) to empower people to break the cycle of homelessness. They're looking for donations of no-longer needed items that are still in good condition. The drop-off information follows:

    Open Door Mission’s Receiving Area
    Now located on the east side of the Timberlake Outreach Center, 2105 E Locust St, Omaha, NE.
    • Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
    • Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
    • Sundays from 1:00 p.m until 5:00 p.m.

    There are also a variety of other ways you can help, including volunteering your time.
    • Click here to visit their Web site and explore the opportunities to lend a hand.

    OPS Capital Improvement Plan
    Red Cross Pie Drives
  • Click here to learn more about the American Red Cross pie drives happening during November in the Omaha and Lincoln areas.

    Donate To United Way of the Midlands
    Now the public has a chance to help the United Way of the Midlands reach their fundraising goal, just click the "Donate Today" button at the top of the page: CLICK HERE.

    Omaha Mammoths
    For information about the new FXFL team, CLICK HERE.

    Snow Plow Job Description - Iowa

  • Click here

    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, November 17

    United States Postal Service (USPS)

  • Click here to learn more about the United States Postal Service and holiday shipping dates to remember.

    Baby Wipes Recalled
    Ten brands of baby wipes are being recalled because they may be contaminated with bacteria. For more details, including a list of affected products, CLICK HERE.

    NHTSA's Vehicle Recall Search Tool

  • Click here to find out if your car has been recalled and whether it has been repaired.

    VNA Flu Clinics

  • Click here to learn more about the VNA's Flu Clinics. VNA offers flu immunizations at public and workplace clinics throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs and the surrounding communities, including:
  • VNA’s Omaha office at 12565 West Center Road from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
  • VNA’s Council Bluffs office at 822 South Main Street, Suite 102 on November 25th from 5 – 8 p.m. by appointment. Call 712-328-3990 to schedule.
  • Given by a trained VNA nurse, VNA flu immunizations are available to children as young as six months. The traditional flu vaccine shot, available for $25, is made to protect against three different flu viruses.

  • 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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