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The following nonprofits have identified that they are working within the broad area of Health. Browse through this list to understand how each is working to address local health challenges. You can use this resource to learn more about a specific nonprofit, to connect directly with them, or make a donation to support their work.
A Monster's Mission Fund
A Monster's Mission Fund supports the needs of families who have had children diagnosed with cancer including, but not limited to, medical expenses, monthly bills, groceries, education and awareness.
A Time to Heal
A Time to Heal is a holistic rehabilitation program to help cancer survivors and caregivers regain their physical, emotional, and spiritual health after cancer treatment. So that cancer survivors and their caregivers may create their best lives, we provide support, education and empowerment. Our values are: Compassion for all touched by cancer; Deep respect for every person's potential for wellness; Commitment to proven strategies; and Collaboration with the healthcare community
Abortion Access Fund, Inc.
Ensuring access, respecting women (and everyone with a uterus), and protecting reproductive rights since 2000. Abortion Access Fund, Inc., (AAF), is a small clinic-based fund in Bellevue, NE. Our mission is to increase access to abortion care throughout the Midwest with financial and practical assistance. We raise funds by individual donations from supporters of choice!
Adult & Teen Challenge of the Midlands
Teen Challenge is a faith based solution to the drug epidemic. We exist to be a catalyst for 180 degree life transformation. We serve both men, women, and adolescents who struggle with life controlling issues.
All Care Health Center
All Care Health Center's mission is to provide affordable, comprehensive, high quality healthcare to the entire community. All Care strives to provide holistic care to patients from all walks of life, including the local, under-served homeless community in Council Bluffs, IA. All Care tries to remove any existing barriers between patients and quality healthcare by providing transportation and a one-stop-shop for their medical, dental, pharmaceutical, mental health, and enrollment needs.
AllPlay Miracle Baseball League
The AllPlay Miracle Baseball League (ML) for children with disabilities believes: "Every child deserves the chance to play baseball!" AllPlay lets children with disabilities have an ideal baseball experience and play for free! Miracle League games are non-competitive games where every player gets uniforms, awards, and weekly treats. Player's may have any physical or intellectual disability. In 2018 over 400 players are playing on 26 teams in 14 games supported by hundreds of volunteers.
ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
As the preeminent ALS organization, The Association leads the way in research, local care services, public education, and public policy - giving help and hope to those facing the disease. The mission of The ALS Association is to lead the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy, while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig's Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.
ALS in the Heartland
ALS in the Heartland is a non-profit organization that offers unique services to ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) patients, their families, and caregivers residing in all of Nebraska and western Iowa. ALS, which is more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease, is a motor neuron disease with no current definitive explanation of the cause, no known treatment, and no recognized cure. Upon diagnosis, ALS patients are typically given 2-5 years to live.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's®.
American Cancer Society
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has been the leader in all things cancer. Together, we are fighting back by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back. In 2016, it is estimated that 9,740 Nebraskans will be diagnosed with cancer. ACS is here every minute of every day and night to offer free information, programs, services, and community referrals to patients, survivors, and caregivers through every step of a cancer experience .
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association of Nebraska is committed to STOP DIABETES. Our mission is to prevent & cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by Type 1, Type 2, and gestational diabetes through research, advocacy, and education.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke - America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers. We team with millions of volunteers throughout the country to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. In support of this goal, the AHA has contributed more than $1 billion to cardiovascular research since 1949 and funded $2.3 million in Nebraska in 2015.
American Lung Association in Nebraska
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more than 110 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it's searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Angels Among Us
Angels Among Us is a Nebraska nonprofit that financially supports families battling a pediatric cancer diagnosis. Our mission is to reduce financial burdens on the family as much as possible so that they can focus on their child. In our twelve-year history we have assisted over 360 families with $1.5 million in support. Additionally, Angels Among Us pays bills directly to the company the family owes so that you can be sure that your donations are used responsibly.
Since 1948, the Arthritis Foundation has remained committed to leading groundbreaking research for better treatments and a cure; fighting for patients' access to affordable and effective health care; and providing trusted information and resources to the more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children living with the disease.
Assure Women's Center
Assure Women's Center exists to be the FIRST STEP for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, transforming their fear into confidence by addressing their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs and equipping them to make healthy, life-affirming decisions.
At Ease USA
At Ease USA is committed to providing confidential trauma treatment and therapeutic support to active military, veterans and their loved ones. No one is turned away based upon an inability to pay. AEU serves as a complement to existing services offered by military and veterans organizations, with a focus on the elimination of barriers to treatment for those suffering from the effects of deployment and the uncertainty of war.
Autism Center of Nebraska, Inc.
ACN provides services and supports to nearly 200 individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Emphasis is placed on respectful interaction, choice, and individualized supports. The Art Garden, a retail boutique showcasing the creativity of persons with Autism, expands ACN's vocational services. Residential services, respite and transitional educational services are also provided.
Autism Society of Nebraska
Autism Society of Nebraska's mission is to support and advocate for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Members are eligible for grants and have access to local events and support networks. Since 1975, we have been committed to helping families and individuals by supporting local legislation, publishing a parents resource book, and helping plan the annual statewide Autism Conference. Please consider helping us make a difference in the lives of individuals with autism.
Bethany Lutheran Home and Bethany Heights
Our mission is to provide for the spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of our senior residents. Our intention to provide this care based on need regardless of race, creed, national or ethnic origin. Our goals are to assist each resident attain their highest potential through individualized and holistic care; a positive, caring and safe environment; spiritual and social programming; to enhance the dignity of each resident; and to work with other social and community health care agencies.
Birthright of Council Bluffs
Birthright of Council Bluffs supports anyone experiencing an unintended pregnancy and helps them make plans for parenting or adoption. Providing help to women (and men) in Council Bluffs and the surrounding area for over 24 years. Our office is open 3-5 hours a day Monday - Saturday and we have a 24 hour Helpline 1-800-550-4900. Birthright services are always free, safe, caring, and confidential. We offer pregnancy tests, practical help, love, support, and hope.
Bountiful Harvest is the first food co-op of it's kind in the Midwest. We are an agency of the Food Bank for the Heartland. Our co-op has members that do all the work-hold their own meetings twice a month. We have transient members that may have just lost their job and need help until they get back on their feet, to others that have handicaps, and will be members for the long term. Won't you help us help them help themselves?
The mission of BPR-CPR, Inc. (Benson Plant Rescue / Community Produce Rescue) is community improvement by rescuing plant goods and produce, facilitating all types of recycling, and promoting urban agriculture, horticulture, and floriculture. BPR-CPR proceeds assist the Omaha Public Library through the acquisition of children's books, iPads, and iMacs and help fund reclamation of fresh produce with redistribution to nonprofits, shelters, food pantries and low income clients.
Bridge 2 Health Clinic
Our mission is to provide free, holistic restoration of sexual health to our community. Our primary vision is to serve with compassion and dignity, following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ. We are presently thriving on volunteers from the local medical community in Omaha and surrounding communities. Our clinics are staffed by volunteers from all backgrounds, we are financially supported by local churches & private donors, and our testing supplies provided by DCHD.
The Cady Anne Reynolds (C.A.R.) Alliance for Safer Teen Driving was formed in 2008 to educate teens and adults about the disastrous and lethal effects of distracted driving. We speak at schools, businesses and safety events to both educate and to put a human face to this completely preventable cause of death and injury on the roadways.
Camp Quality Heartland
Camp Quality Heartland is a free summer camp for kids diagnosed with cancer AND their siblings. We provide year-round programs, experiences, and companionship, at no cost. Camp Quality promotes hope and inspiration while helping children foster life skills and develop their full potential. Camp Quality Heartland is 100% volunteer run and community driven.
Cancer Alliance of Nebraska
The Cancer Alliance of Nebraska (CAN), based in Omaha, Nebraska, ensures cancer patients have access to clinical trials in their communities by partnering with volunteer physicians, hospitals, and clinics across the state of Nebraska.
Canku Luta Inc. is a not for profit corporation that is located in Omaha Nebraska. The Purpose of Canku Luta is to provide holistic prevention programs for the Native American community in the Omaha urban area using traditional and culturally sensitive strategies. We provide emergency assistance to those in need of food and shelter.
Care and Share House, Inc.
Care and Share House, Inc. is a free food pantry and free store with two locations in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The mission of Care & Share House, Inc. is "To feed and clothe the people in need within our community while treating them with dignity and respect."