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There are a number of services available in person at the Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center, but many of the tools you need can be easily accessed or researched online.

This resource library presents all the services and tools we have available to you. If you don’t have an internet-connected device, we have desktops available at our location.

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211 Helpline

Nebraska 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. If you’re experiencing obstacles such as finding a food pantry, paying for a utility bill, accessing safe housing, receiving counseling services or anything else, call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or email ne211@uwmidlands.org.

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America Works

America Works equips each individual with the right tools so that they are able to provide for themselves and their loved ones and find meaningful employment. Their proven methods, services and experienced staff offer the right combination for success. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Tori Conley at 402-658-7795 or tconley@americaworks.com for assistance.

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Career Fairs

View fairs and events hosted by Heartland Workforce Solutions, our partner organizations and others across the Omaha Metro community.

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Career Readiness to Eliminate Disparities (CRED)

CRED is a City of Omaha grant for people experiencing employment hurdles while residing in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. If you are a career seeker or employed worker that would benefit by paid, short-term trainings, courses or credentials, click “learn more” to see available training and funding.

Click here to apply for the CRED grant

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Department of Health and Human Services

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), emergency assistance applications, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and more. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Vickie Adams at 402-934-2876 / vickie.adams@nebraska.gov for Medicaid assistance or Zoanne Keene at 402-934-2674 / zoanne.keene@nebraska.gov for economic assistance.

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Department of Labor

The Nebraska Department of Labor provides services for many employment related activities. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Tim Jefferson at 402-934-2392 or  timothy.jefferson@nebraska.gov for assistance.

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Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)

ENCAP is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency responsible for providing social and human services to people facing poverty in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

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Equus Workforce Solutions

Equus Workforce Solutions is a comprehensive provider of workforce development services. Equus services provide a full continuum of solutions focused on increasing opportunities for individuals and families through client-centered approaches, committed team members and robust business and community partnerships. Contact Brenda Weiland at 402-763-6735.

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Generation Diamond

Immediate services such as food, clothing hygiene and housing, transportation to appointments, medical and dental care.

Laser tattoo removal may also be available.

generationdiamondcorp@gmail.com

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Goodwill YouthBuild

Goodwill Omaha’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program is a national pre-apprenticeship educational, leadership, development and occupational skills-training program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. This program provides job training and educational opportunities for youth who previously struggled with and/or dropped out of high school. Contact Norman Barnes at402-522-7231 Ext 7231 or nbarnes@goodwillomaha.org for assistance.

Click here to view the Goodwill Training Center Course Catalog

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Heart Ministry Fresh Start

The Fresh Start Job Program provides assistance with mental and physical health, money and household management, workplace communication, and job skills. Participants transition through personal development, job preparation and placement, and even beyond the first six months of employment and independent living. Heart Ministries also offers Fresh Start Laundromat, which is a facility that includes 20 washers and 24 dryers operated by a user-friendly app. The Fresh Start Laundromat offers free and reduced laundry based on need. The Laundromat partners with nearly 30 community organizations to provide laundry services. Heart Ministry also provides food, healthcare and emergency assistance to those in need.

* Heart Ministry receives a portion of their food from the USDA through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP. No ID or additional information is required to receive TEFAP food(s) as long as you are under the monthly gross income guidelines and a Nebraska resident.

Contact Information:
2222 Binney Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone: (402) 451-2321
Fax: (402) 502- 3568
Contact@HeartMinistryCenter.org

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Learning for ALL

Free Adult Basic Education – GED and ESL classes and assistance.

https://golearnall.org/

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Local Libraries

Check out job search resources and books to help with writing your resume or offer interviewing tips. If you do not have access to computer at home, area libraries also offer computer labs where you can do internet job searches, complete online applications or work on your resume.

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Metro 180 Re-entry Assistance Program

Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides services and support to incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities and treatment centers so they can make a successful transition and achieve their education and employment goals.

The Re-entry Center is based out of MCC’s main campus – Fort Omaha Campus – north end of campus in building #8.

 

THE 180 RAP MAINLINE IS 531-622-7368 OR 531-MCC-RENT.

Re-entry Center hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday:  8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday & Friday:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday:  8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Services Include:

  • Skills and interest assessments
  • Career and educational goal setting
  • Work readiness and life skills training (credit and noncredit classes)
  • Registration assistance, financial aid and scholarship application support
  • Continuous coaching, tutoring and mentoring
  • Employment support: resume creation, job referrals, ongoing support
  • Transition support for individuals leaving jail, prison, treatment facilities
  • Wraparound support referrals to MCC resources and community partners
  • Access to the Re-entry Pantry & Resource Center:  basic needs including food, hygiene, clothing, SNAP application assistance, birth certificate and ID acquisition, special needs, etc.
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Metro Community College (GAP and Adult Basic Education)

GAP Program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term credit and non-credit training programs that are in high-need fields. Gap assistance may be right for you if you are un- or under employed or are looking to up-skill to achieve career advancement.

Programs Offered:

  • Code School
  • Medical Services Representative
  • Pharmacy Technician Training
  • Sheet Metal Training
  • Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
  • Fiber Optics Technician
  • Phlebotomy Technician Training
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Workplace Technology

Complete interest form for GAP

Adult Education: Adult Education offers noncredit instruction to students in the Omaha metro area who are seeking to increase their basic skill level, earn a GED or increase their literacy as a non-English speaker.Adult Education office: 531-MCC-4060 or adultedu@mccneb.edu

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Metropolitan Community College

Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service public community college. Its purpose is to provide high quality educational programs and services, primarily in career preparation and general education, to people of all ages and educational backgrounds. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Josie Culpepper at 402-934-2812 or jculpepper@mccneb.edu for assistance.

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National Able Network

National Able Network gives personalized career support that integrates career coaching, specialized training and direct connections to the job market. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Alejandra Sinecio at 402-934-2231 / asinecio@nationalable.org or Vickie Gregorio at 402-934-2241 / vgregorio@nationalable.org for assistance.

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Nebraska VR

Nebraska VR is an employment program for people who experience a disability. Everything Nebraska VR does and all of the services we provide are for the purpose of helping people with disabilities prepare for, find and/or keep a job. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Frankie Charles at 402-934-2868 or frankie.charles@nebraska.gov for assistance.

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Omaha Housing Authority

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) contracts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and stable housing through rent subsidies. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.

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Operation Hope

Operation Hope equips young people and adults with the financial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges and facilitating their journey to financial independence. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Yolanda Butler at 925-567-4907 or yolanda.butler@operationhope.org for assistance.

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Ponca Tribe WIOA

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act-Indian and Native American Program can assist eligible adult Native Americans living in Nebraska and actively seeking employment, education, or training (must be enrolled in a tribe, or eligible for Ponca Health Services). Contact Colleen Plasek
at 402-315-2765 or cplasek@poncatribe-ne.org for assistance.

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Project Reset

Project Reset mentors justice involved individuals into careers in the skilled trades and labor industry. Services include one-on-one mentorship, resume building, employment assistance and placement, incentives, and supportive services. Project Reset has partnered with local Unions, Employers, and Federally Registered Apprenticeships to provide entry into paid skilled labor jobs with benefits for Nebraska’s re-entry population. It is Project Reset’s vision to provide tools and support to redirect an individual’s path through education and skill development which will lead to employment in the skilled trades and labor industry.

Eligibility:

-Adults (18+) who are currently justice involved at the felony level or have been in the last 18 months.

-Adults (18+) with past or current gang involvement

*Ability to assist individuals outside of these parameters will depend on available funding

Contact Information:

Fill out intake form online: https://linktr.ee/projectreset402 click “Enroll Now”

or

Contact Program Coordinator:
Phone: 531-239-2406
Email: christine@nebraskaworkforce.org

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Proteus

Proteus provides agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance and job training.

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RISE

RISE is a Nebraska based non-profit organization whose mission is to break generational cycles of incarceration.  RISE provides a 6-month program in 5 Nebraska Department of Corrections facilities focused on character development, job readiness and entrepreneurship. Once someone has graduated from the in-prison program, they are able to receive reentry services.  RISE reentry then provides reentry planning, case management, peer support, housing support, referrals for mental and physical health, substance use support, transportation assistance, family reunification, and employment assistance.

RISE also aims to create and promote self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship, and economic growth through the RISE Business Academy, which is a 12-week program focused on developing a positive business in the community for those having lived experience within the criminal justice system. Unlike reentry services, The RISE Family Program and Business Academy are open to anyone in the community who has been impacted by the criminal justice system.

Contact Information:
3555 Farnam Street, Suite 222
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
Phone (402) 999-8063
Info@SeeUsRise.org

https://www.seeusrise.org/

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The International Council for Refugees and Immigrants

The International Council for Refugees and Immigrants is an emerging and vibrant organization with a unique vision of becoming a model for the national in services delivery and advocacy. ICRI work is rooted in advocacy, comprehensive case management, collaboration with research institutions, and youth programming.

To find out more, please send an email to language@icrius.org or call 402.301.9096

Click here for more information about INTERPRETATION SERVICES

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Transition Assistance Program

The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) gives employment and training information to armed forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement.

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TriO Educational Opportunity Center

Offers adult basic education courses and provides college enrollment assistance to individuals who express a desire to begin or continue their post-secondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the college admission process. They also help you get your GED and offer tutoring.

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