Local Resources


A local list of information and resources to be used both by those interested in peer support, peers, and family members of peers. Please follow up with the contact person listed to ensure that the resource is still active and to confirm the time/location for any group or /meeting. Check back often as additional Nebraska resources will be added on a continual basis.

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The Connection Project

The Connection Project is a peer-run drop-in center located in downtown Norfolk Nebraska. We have coffee and conversation, wellness groups, Intentional Peer Support training, and crisis navigation services.

Contact Tommy Newcombe for more information:


Connection Project Peer Support Warm Line

The Peer Support Warm Line offers 24/7 suppport of a listening ear from someone who’s “been there”. The operators can provide connection to resources in your area. Use the warm line as a way to connect with someone without having to leave your home. The number is:

(877)823-8992 *Toll Free*

Family Run Organizations of Nebraska


The Nebraska Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (NEFFCMH) works towards ensuring that all children and families in Nebraska are emotionally, behaviorally, and mentally strong. Advances the systems of care for children’s behavioral health.

Center for Psychological Services - Region 3

Center for Psychological Services – Region 3

Peer Support for ages high school and older.

For more information: https://www.centerforpsychsrvs.org/


Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic

The Health 360 Integrated Care Clinic integrates mental health, substance use and primary care services to produce the best outcomes for you. Integrated care proves the most effective approach to caring for people with multiple healthcare needs.

Health 360 is a partnership between Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska and Bluestem Health, provides an affordable, holistic approach to care, especially for the most vulnerable.

For more information, go to https://www.lfsneb.org/service/health360clinic/

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska expresses God’s love for all people by providing quality human care services that build and strengthen individual, family and community life. We provide Children Services, Community Services, and Behavioral Health Services.

For more information, go to https://www.lfsneb.org

National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI Nebraska


Improves the quality of life of those with mental illness by providing education and support and advocating on their behalf.

Nebraska Association of Behavioral Health Organization


Promotes substance abuse and mental health services for Nebraskans, and is comprised of representatives from various behavioral health organizations from around the state.

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services – Behavioral Health


Provides individuals, families, and agencies behavioral health resources, such as information about services, laws, and related news.

Nebraska Housing


Assists Nebraskans in locating available housing that best fits their needs either through the website or toll-free number.

Nebraska Family Helpline 1-888-866-8660


Connects children and families in Nebraska to training counselors who can provide counseling and connect families to local behavioral health providers; 24/7.

Nebraska Mental Health


Brings mental health service recipients, professionals, advocates, and concerned citizens together to address all aspects of mental health and illness.

Norfolk NAMI Support Group

Norfolk NAMI Support Group

When:   Meets 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month 7:00 to 8:30 pm

Where:  2700 Norfolk Ave, Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

For more information, go to https://naminebraska.org/norfolk-support-groups/

PAL - Parents of Addicted Loved Ones Support Group

Our PAL Support Group is for parents and others 18 and older with a loved one struggling with substance use disorders. Each group includes an educational component as listed below followed by time for participants to share their stories, seek resources other group members have utilized, and receive support on this recovery journey. Join us on Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 pm at Lincoln City Church located at 5001 South 1st Street. Follow our local Facebook page ‘Parents of Addicted Loved Ones of Nebraska’. Cancellations due to inclement weather, holidays or unforeseen circumstances will be posted here. Contact Brenda Moes at Brenda.moes@doane.edu for additional information.

The following are the 9 basic lessons utilized in PAL meetings. Each meeting will cover one of the following topics. Sometimes, meetings will use various alternative topics. These could include the supplemental lessons listed below, a recovering person sharing their story, or a professional in the community speaking on a topic.

PAL’s 9 Lessons
•Lesson 1. Delayed Emotional Growth
•Lesson 2. Three Promises to a Loved One
•Lesson 3. Helping
•Lesson 4. Enabling Checklist
•Lesson 5. 4 Stages of Growth
•Lesson 6. 13 Family Lessons About Recovery
•Lesson 7. Roles Addict Alcoholic and Family
•Lesson 8. Understanding Re-Entry
•Lesson 9. Healthy Adult Relationships
•Supplemental Six Steps for Families
•Supplemental Respond Rather than React

Peer Support Group - Hosted by OutNebraska

Peer Support Group – Hosted by OutNebraska

A free and confidential peer-led group for LGBTQ folks ages 18+ that attends to build hope, strength and community. Join this free, confidential group facilitated by Certified Peer Support Specialist, Alex Vera, to share experiences and build hope.

When: Every Sunday

Time: 4:00-5:30 pm

Where: The Foundry, Third Floor, Green Room – 211 N 14th, Lincoln, NE  68508

Hosted by OutNebraska

Foundry Contact Info: (402) 277-8778 or hello@thefoundry.com

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare & Youth Voice

A safe place where young adults can connect with one another through shared experiences and develop positive social relationships that will empower recovery. This group is open to young adults, ages 16-24, who have experienced behavioral health challenges and who reside in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties. No registration is necessary. Please contact Karoline at 402-699-2622 with any questions.

Meets Second and fourth Thursday of the month from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Location: 1835 E Military Ave, Suite 129, Fremont, NE 68025

Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families

Staying Connected During Tough Times — Resources for Nebraska Farmers, Ranchers, and Their Families:

If you are feeling stressed, we hope you reach out to one of the following groups. Click here for more information https://cropwatch.unl.edu/staying-connected-during-tough-times.

Rural Response Hotline — 800-464-0258

The hotline offers access to attorneys, financial advisors, professional counselors, mediators, clergy, and others. There are 167 behavioral health professionals working with the Rural Response Hotline. Ask about no-cost vouchers for counseling services.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline — 800-273-8255

A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Crisis Text Line — Text GO to 741741

Free, 24/7 support for those in crisis, connecting people in crisis to trained Crisis Counselors.

Veterans Crisis Line — 800-273-8255, press 1 or text to 838255

Connect with this resource to reach caring, qualified responders within the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Negotiations Program — 800-446-4071

Mediation services for agricultural borrowers, creditors, and USDA program participants.  Free one-on-one education on agricultural financial and legal matters.

The Boys Town National Hotline — 800-448-3000

Not just for boys, but for all teens and their parents, this hotline is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, with specially trained counselors. A TDD line is available (1-800-448-1833), allowing counselors to communicate with speech-impaired and deaf callers.

Nebraska Family Helpline — 800-866-8660

Resource for parents with any issue.

SAMHSA National Helpline — 800-662-HELP (4357)

Free, confidential, 24/7, 365-days-a-year treatment referral in English and Spanish for individuals and families experiencing issues with alcohol, prescription drug, or other substance abuse.

Nebraska LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Teams

Trained professionals acting as volunteers, bringing immediate support to those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Visit NElossteam.nebraska.edu for a map with phone numbers of LOSS teams across the state or see the recent CropWatch story, Local Teams Help Family, Friends Cope After a Suicide.

You are not alone. We care about you!


Sober Coaching

Sober Coaching

We offer access to the industries best sober coaches, sober transporters, sober companions, life coaches, personal trainers, nutrition coaches, health coaches, as well as valuable resources to help individuals with substance abuse issues break the cycle of addiction. Our passionate team is dedicated to helping you look, feel, and be your best. For more information go to https://sobercoaching.com/

Contact Aaron Barnes at gethelp@sobercoaching.com

Transitional Age Independent Living Classes

Region 6 Independent Living Class provides resources, skills and education to transition aged youth 16-26 who have experienced mental health or substance use challenges with the County’s of Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington. Monthly, on the third Tuesday of the month from 4:30-6 pm at Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare, 4715 South 132nd Street, Omaha, NE 68137.

Variety of topics include: Employment, Education, Financial Responsibility, Housing, Health and Wellness, Relationships and Social Skills. And More!

The classes are free of charge. A current class schedule and registration information can be located at www.regionsix.com or contact us at khovorka@regionsix.com.

Transitional Resources for Youth (TRY) Consultation Team

The Transitional Resources for Youth (TRY) Team is a case consultation team that assists young adults in developing a plan and addressing challenges they face as they transition into adulthood. The TRY Team addresses any challenges a young adult ages 16-26 who’s facing behavioral healthcare challenges residing in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy or Washington counties. Click here for information.

Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 3 to 5 pm at Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare. 4715 South 132nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68137

Representatives of the TRY Team include community providers who offer a wide range of services for young adults. Each member brings valuable knowledge and expertise to the TRY Team. Participating agencies are listed on the left.

Anyone interested in making a referral should contact the TRY Coordinator at Region 6 (khovorka@regionsix.com). The referring party will be asked to complete a short referral form. The guardian and/or young adult will be asked to complete an authorization to disclose information granting permission for their information to be shared at the meeting. The TRY Coordinator will contact the referring party to coordinate a date and time to attend the TRY Team meeting based on availability.

Each young adult is assigned a 20 minute block of time during the meeting. During this time, the young adult or referring party will be asked to share historical information with the TRY Team and to identify the young adult’s goals. The team will provide suggestions for existing services and resources available in the community to assist the young adult with their transition plan. A copy of the transition plan and recommendations will be provided to the young adult and referring party at the conclusion of the staffing.


Safe Harbor Peer Crisis Services

Safe Harbor is a peer run crisis diversion center that offers two services to individuals in crisis. The warmline is available for individuals wanting to reach out for support on the phone. For those individuals who would like to connect in person, we offer guest services where peers in crisis can work one on one with a peer support specialist. Our services are available to individuals residing in the Region 6 area, are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are completely free to use. Our goal is to meet individuals where they are at and to walk with them in recovery as we learn and grow together. Our warmline number is available at the webpage.

Safe Harbor Peer Crisis Services

Statewide Co-Reflection by Wellbeing Initiative, Inc.

WBI will be providing a Statewide Open Co-Reflection for all Peer Support Specialists across Nebraska. Any Agency or Peer Support Specialist is Welcome. There will be a FB event set up with the zoom link. Please share with your communities and we hope to see you there!

This occurs Every Other Friday from 2pm-3pm beginning August 28th, 2020. 

Coming dates:

9/11 9/25 10/9 10/23 11/6 11/20 12/4 12/18 **BREAK for the holidays**

The Healing Path to C-PTSD Recovery - Online Support Group

The Healing Path to C-PTSD Recovery – Online support group on Facebook. Over 15,000 members, entirely peer-run. Members have ranges of mental illnesses, Complex PTSD has so many symptoms and co-morbid diagnoses. Find Out More – http://www.facebook.com/groups/CPTSDRecovery

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