The Salvation Army Has Been Awarded a $200,201 Grant From the United Way of the Midlands.

Jul 24, 2019

The Salvation Army has been awarded a $200,201 grant from United Way of the Midlands to support behavioral health, material assistance, food, and housing programs in the Omaha metro and Council Bluffs.

The grant will support local food pantries and feeding programs such as Winter Night Watch – which provides hot meals and winter outerwear to the homeless and near-homeless during the coldest months of the year – as well as residential housing programs.

The funding will also support the Community Counseling Center – which offers trauma-informed counseling to those in the Omaha metro who are homeless, low-income, or uninsured – and Wellspring, which helps men and women recover from the severely damaging effects of commercial sexual exploitation.

These programs have a direct and measurable impact on individuals in the metro area who are struggling with mental illness, homelessness, hunger and other challenges.  For example, transitional housing and additional support services recently enabled one client to achieve mental health stability, increase his income, and open his first checking account at 60 years old.  He is now living in his very first apartment.

“We greatly appreciate United Way’s support of The Salvation Army, which helps us make a lasting impact on the lives of thousands here in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro,” said Jeff Beckman, executive director of development for The Salvation Army Western Division.

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