Siena/Francis HouseOmaha, Nebraska
Siena/Francis House is Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter. Its Emergency Shelter Program cares for the poorest members of Omaha’s community and helps get them back on the path to self-sufficiency.
Providing purpose and meaning
What started 40 years ago as a response for a secure emergency shelter for homeless women and children has expanded to serve more than 3,600 men, women and children each year. Siena/Francis House emergency shelter services now include a health care clinic, permanent supportive housing, chemical addiction residential treatment, employment training, re-housing, reintegration services and a daytime shelter. The shelter’s goal is to help people acquire affordable and appropriate housing in the city.
Siena/Francis House’s mission extends beyond merely answering physical needs to accepting and affirming each person, which creates an atmosphere of hospitality and provides purpose and meaning for people who struggle for survival.
Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter is Nebraska's largest shelter, providing hope to the homeless for over 40 years.
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