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FYIS Social Club

Epworth Church on 26th and B in Council Bluffs. Come into the side door.
Those who are wanting to find a place to meet friends, a place where they can feel accepted and be able to build confidence and raise self-esteem through communication and encouragement.

Cathie Keister
Jeff Rohe

Myeloma Education and Support Group

West Omaha
Please call to talk to our local oncology nurse for more information on the education and support group which is attended by patients, family and friends

Tonya Schroeder, RN 344.2242

YWCA - Eliminating Racisim, Empowering Women

The YWCA USA is a women's membership movement nourished by its roots in the Christian faith and sustained by the richness of many beliefs and values. Strengthened by diversity, the YWCA draws together members who strive to create opportunities for women's growth, leadership, and power in order to attain a common vision: peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. The YWCA will thrust its collective power toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary.


Overeaters Anonymous

Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another's anonymity. OA charges no dues or fees; it is self-supporting through member contributions.

Unlike other organizations, OA is not just about weight loss, obesity or diets; it addresses physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. It is not a religious organization and does not promote any particular diet. To address weight loss, OA encourages members to develop a food plan with a health care professional and a sponsor. If you want to stop your compulsive eating, welcome to Overeaters Anonymous.

Overeaters Anonymous

DivorceCare: Weekly Seminar & Support Group.

Sessions are held on Tuesday nights from 7 - 9 p.m. in the library at Southwest Church of Christ, 2600 S. 124th Street (124th & W. Center Rd.), Omaha.
For people who are separated or divorced.

A place where you can be with people who understand what you are feeling, and a place where you can learn valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. Free child care is available upon request.

For more information, call 333-6536 or visit
Southwest Church of Christ

12 Step House

7306 Grant
12 Step Recovery Meetings for alcohol, gambling, co-dependancy, sex addiction, cocaine...The current meeting schedule can be found at
12 Step House

Suzanne Luttig
453-6374 WOWT use only

GriefShare-Grief Recovery Support Group

Celebration Covenant Church in Omaha. The church is located at 16868 Giles Road.
Griefshare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. Seminars include "The Journey of Grief", "When Your Spouse Dies", "The Effects of Grief", "Your Family and Grief", "Why?", and "Stuck in Grief".

For more information, call Dana Bonsell or Celebration Covenant church at 894.9191 -or- 891.7106.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any question or would like more information.

Parents Without Partners.

The organization provides several social opportunities each month. "Single parent" is anyone who is either the natural or adoptive parent of a child and is single as a result of divorce, death, or having never been married. Custody is not an issue. New member orientation is held the first Saturday of the month at 6:30 p.m., and the third Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. The new member orientations are held at Underwood Hills Presbyterian Church, 851 N. 74th Street, Omaha.

Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition.

NDVSAC, 825 "M" Street #404, Lincoln, NE 68508, (402) 476-6256,

Voices for Victims of Problem Gamblers.

A victim advocacy organization that provides education, a wellness program, and counseling by recovered victims and qualified volunteers.

Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Support Group

People diagnosed with MS, their caregivers, or anyone interested in neurological disorders are welcome to attend the monthly meetings. Meetings are held at Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, located on the west side of Council Bluffs. The church occupies the block from S. 33rd to S. 34th Streets and 3rd and 4th Avenues. Meetings are held in the pale green building next to the Education Center, across the parking lot from the Church. For information about the Council Bluffs MS Support Group, call the group facilitators at (712) 482-3412 or (712) 366-9569. Or contact the MS Program Director of the Nebraska/Pottawattamie County Chapter at (402) 572-3190 or (800) FIGHT MS and dialing #1 when the message begins.

The Phoenix House Offers Shelter, Crisis Line, and Other Services.

The Phoenix House is a Catholic Charities domestic violence and sexual abuse program. Services include: confidential shelter, crisis counseling, legal and medical advocacy, rape crisis counseling, child advocacy, community presentations, professional training, education, and support groups. For immediate assistance, call the 24-Hour Crisis Line at 328-0266 or 1-888-612-0266. To contact the Phoenix House, call (712) 256-2059 or email

Vet Centers Provide Counseling for Veterans & Families.

Support for war veterans, National Guard personnel, military reservists, and their families.

The Gardener Homeschool Group.

The Gardener is a networking resource for homeschool families throughout the metro area in Nebraska and Iowa. The group offers a monthly speaker meeting for parents, field trips, a drama program for grades 7-12, and educational tour opportunities overseas. Call (712) 322-7364 for meeting location and further details.

Community Friends Support Group.

The monthly meetings are held at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, Research & Education Area, 5401 South Street, Lincoln, NE.
Community Friends is a self-help program facilitated by qualified volunteers and professionals. This group offers support and networking to promote healthy grieving and recovery for those who have experienced the death of a child. The monthly on-going open-ended meetings are based on the process of sharing experience, seeking information, and offering support. For information about meetings, please call (402) 481-3068 or 470-3203.

The Compassionate Friends, Greater Omaha Chapter.

A safe place to share feelings due to the loss of a child. TCF is a group of men and women who encourage one another to "go on" when facing another day seems impossible. No one is required to talk at meetings. You are asked to listen as other share their stories. TCF has no religious affiliation. Everyone--those with religious beliefts and those without--is welcome. For more information, call (402) 571-4011 or email

Senior Caregiver Support Group.

Free and open to the public. Meetings are held at Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Family Resource Center, Ground Floor, 933 E. Pierce, Council Bluffs, IA. Call 396-4200 for information about the support group.

Council Bluffs/Omaha Young Widows & Widowers

Hosting monthly dinners in Omaha and Council Bluffs. For more information, visit their Web site or email

Parents United of the Midlands Support Group.

The mission of this organization is to "reduce the incidence, trauma, and secrecy of child sexual abuse by providing professionally guided, self-help groups for children who have been sexually abused, adults who were sexually abused as children, and their families." A program of Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Inc. Call or visit the Parents United web site for more information.

Leukemia & Lymphoma Support Group for Adults.

Adult patients, and their family and friends, are welcome to attend the monthly meeting held at 132nd & Center Street in Omaha. Social time is at 6:30 p.m.; meeting is held from 7 - 8 p.m. For specific details, contact The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at (402) 344-2242, or toll-free at 888-847-4974. For more information, visit their web site:

Self-Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH).

At the Dundee Presbyterian Church, 5312 Underwood Ave., Omaha, NE. For information, call (402) 558-6449 or (402) 554-1543 V/TTY. Or visit the SHHH on the web:

Omaha HELP Support Group.

Omaha HELP offers a confidential environment, non-judgmental support, and accurate information. The group meets in Room #234 at Brookside Church, east entrance, 11607 "M" Circle, Omaha, NE 68137. For further details, call (402) 895-1484, email, or visit the Omaha HELP web site at

Nebraska Council on Cumpulsive Gambling.

The Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling is neither for nor against gambling--rather, they are for getting those affected by gambling the help they need to overcome problem gambliing. Here is how to contact the Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling: Write to 119 W. Mission Avenue, Suite G, Bellevue, NE 68005. Or call (402) 292-0061 or 1-800-560-2126. Or visit

The Ollie Webb Center.

The Ollie Webb Center seeks to improve the lives of people with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities. Additionally, the Center provides information, education, and support to their families. For information about programs, training sessions, resources, volunteer opportunities, and more, please call (402) 346-5220. Or visit the Ollie Webb Center's web site:

DAV: Disabled American Veterans.

For information, contact DAV: National Headquarters, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45250-0301, (859) 441-7300, Fax (859) 441-1416, Toll Free (877) 426-2838,

League of Human Dignity.

The League of Human Dignity is a consumer-based nonprofit organization, with the mission to actively promote the full integration of individuals with disabilities into society, by advocating their needs and rights, and by providing quality services to involve these persons in becoming and remaining independent citizens. Contact the League of Human Dignity for information, assistance, to help, or to make a donation. In Omaha: Center for Independent Living and Mobility Options, 5513 Center Street, Omaha, NE, 68106, (402) 595-1256. In Lincoln: Center for Independent Living and Mobility Options, 1701 "P" Street, Lincoln, NE, 68508, (402) 441-7871. In Southwest Iowa: Center for Independent Living, 1417 1/2 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA, 51501 (712) 323-6863. In Norfolk: Center for Independent Living, 400 Elm Avenue, Norfolk, NE, 68701, (402) 371-4475.

C.H.A.D.D. Meetings.

Call 734-0681 for information.

Great Plains Paralyzed Veterans of America.

The Great Plains PVA helps members and their families, and people with disabilities across Nebraska. This organization strives to provide educational, vocational, social, and recreational activities. Please contact the PVA for more information. Call 398-1422 or 1-800-454-7782. Or Email Or visit www url-