Omaha Solidarity helps those women and families who are most at risk of being evicted from their homes and forced into homelessness. Omaha Solidarity is the last option for many of these families who have no one else to turn to for support. Rent and utility payments are provided and landlords and companies are worked with to ensure that the funds are properly applied and that the client is protected.
Omaha Solidarity works with seven local agencies including the Omaha Public Schools, Together, Inc., Juan Diego Center, Siena Francis House, Women's Center for Advancement,The Omaha Housing Authority, and Veteran's Administration.
Omaha Solidarity has no paid staff so nearly all of the funds received go to support the women and families. The accessibility of funds and the lack of corporate structure allows Omaha Solidarity to respond quickly in what are most often emergency situations.
Omaha Solidarity, consisting of members of the board of the former McCauley Center for Women and Children, has been utilizing the funds realized from the sale of that property to provide support.
August 8, 2013
Dear Omaha Solidarity & Jim Killips,
I am writing in support of the Omaha Solidarity program. I work as a Services Coordinator through the Early Development Network. I work with families whose children have some sort of developmental delay or disability. Many of the families I work with have multiple needs on top of the daily struggles that come with raising special needs children. My role is connect them to community resources and assist in providing stability for their family.
The Omaha Solidarity group has been an excellent resource for our families that have needed support with housing. Often these families do not have the resources to provide a financial safety net for unexpected situations or emergencies. Many have to take off work for medical appointments or unexpected illnesses which can affect their income as well. Without the
support of the Omaha Solidarity group, many of our families may have been evicted and without independent housing. They provide a non-judgmental, valuable resource to families in crisis. The housing support resources have greatly diminished in Omaha over the years. The Omaha Solidarity group is a valuable resource for those families who have this temporary need for support.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any additional information about the services provided by Omaha Solidarity. I can be reached at (402) 557-2398. I hope the great service that Omaha Solidarity provides can continue to be a resource for the families of Nebraska.
Sincerely,
Mickey Harrington, Services Coordinator
Early Development Network/Omaha Public Schools