National Social Work Month

Mar 22, 2022

Today we conclude our series commemorating National Social Work Month by shining the spotlight on some of the dedicated staff members and directors who serve in our various social services programs in Omaha and beyond.

The Salvation Army offers seven behavioral health programs in the Omaha-metro with the capacity to serve 400 individuals monthly. In addition, we also offer permanent and transitional housing programs and veterans services.

Salvation Army social workers provide numerous support services, from connecting clients to community resources—including behavioral health support, substance abuse counseling and employment placement—to helping clients manage their medications, apply for Medicare or Medicaid and secure permanent housing. Above all, social workers offer a safe, supportive space and a listening ear for their clients to talk honestly about the challenges they are facing.

The Salvation Army and those we serve are deeply grateful for our social services staff across our three-state division for their resilience, their commitment to people in need and for the countless ways they have offered their skills, support and service, particularly over the last two difficult years.

We offer a heartfelt thanks to the following individuals whose commitment and compassion helps to improve the lives of so many on a daily basis:


Tricia Theirolf
Divisional Social Services Coordinator

Sharlene Mengel
Director of Omaha Social Services

Alisha Nixon
Clinical Program Director
Emergency Community Support and VA programs

Tara Huber
Social Worker
Team Lead for the Intensive Community Services, Community Support Mental Health and VA Community Assistance Support Services programs.  

Frances Holeton

Rachel Smith


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