Substance Abuse

Lutheran Family Services

Agency
Lutheran Family Services
2900 "O" St, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-435-2910
489-7792
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.
Contact
Elvis Acic
402-435-2954
Available projects
Impact a Life - Become a Refugee Volunteer - Volunteers are needed to help in the resettlement process of refugees coming to Lincoln. Refugees often come here with their belongings in a couple bags and no knowledge or resources about their new home. You are their resource! Volunteers are needed to provide a variety of services to these individuals. Volunteer responsibilities can range from setting-up their apartment before arrival, welcoming refugees as they get off the airplane and helping tutor them in the English language and basic computer skills. You can help them apply for social security cards and state IDs for employment purposes. You can help them find a job and transport them to medical appointments and interviews. You can also teach them the Lincoln bus system to help them become more independent Potential volunteers must pass a criminal background screen and DMV check. Volunteers are needed any time during business hours of 9:00am-5:00pm Mondays-Thursdays and 9:00am-3:00pm Fridays Contact person for becoming a refugee volunteer: Samantha Cabalka (402) 435-2954 scab01 [at] lfsneb.org Make a Refugee Smile - Furnish Apartment: Work together with Lutheran Family Services staff to collect household supplies. Pick up of the household supply will be provided by Lutheran Family Services (LFS) if volunteer cannot distribute the items to LFS office location or warehouse. Volunteer then will assist staff in furnishing an apartment, placing those donated items in new home. Contact person is Elvis, listed above
Confidentiality
2

The following items are used to set up a household for a refugee family’s first home in the United States. 

* Required items

Kitchen Items: 
Pots & Pans *
Dishes *
Glasses & Cups *
Cooking utensils *
Flatware *
Can opener *
Sharp knives
Mixing bowls *
Plastic storage *
New Trash can*
Bake ware
Cutting Board
Teapot
Rice Cooker
Dishcloths
Dish drainers
Paper towels & napkins
Plastic wrap & foil

New Cleaning Items:
New Broom & dust pan *
New Bucket & mop *
Dish washing soap *
All purpose cleaner *
Plastic trash bags *
New Sponges/cleaning rags*
Laundry detergent 
Scouring pads & powder
Toilet bowl brush & cleaner

Furniture
Dining table/chairs *
New Beds (twin, full or queen)& New Bedding*
New Pillows *
Lamps *
Couch *
Dressers *
Recliners
Coffee & side tables

New to be Toiletries:
Toothpaste/Toothbrush *
Soap *
Shampoo *
Deodorant *
Brush & comb *
Feminine hygiene *
Toilet paper *
Towels & wash cloths *
Lotion
First Aid Kit
Aspirin

Only Clothing Accepted:
New: Winter coats
Gloves, Hats, & Scarf’s
New Shoes and Slippers 







Miscellaneous:
Alarm clock/clock radio*
Energy Efficient Light bulbs *
T.V.
New Rugs
Electric fans 
New Vacuums
Radio/Stereo
Crayons, pens, pencils
Dictionary
Bicycles
Scissors
Iron & Ironing Board
Shower Curtains & Hooks
Telephones 
Answering Machines
Grocery store gift certificates


Due to staff and space limitations, we cannot accept:
Sleeper sofas & recliner sofas
Waterbeds & king size beds
Decorations/knick-knacks
Broken or Incomplete items 
Other clothing items
Please call to schedule pickups for large items. 




Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Gilbreth, Joan
Skirry, Justin
Ethics
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Intercultural Communication
Philosophy 102 Ethics
Social Problems
multicultural, Substance Abuse, ESL, Tutor, Refugees, Immigrants, Family

Mad Dads of Lincoln

Agency
Mad Dads of Lincoln
5610 Seward Ave 68507; PO box 29391, 68528
Lincoln, NE 68507
402-742-0224
Rev. Don Coleman

Mad Dads is an acronym for Men Against Destruction-Defending Against Drugs and Social-Disorder.

Contact
Rev. Don Coleman or Dave Green
402-742-0224
Available projects

Bicycle Repair Volunteers: Kids need bikes. MAD Dads has them...but they need work. Help renovate used bicycles for needy children in Lincoln. You are not a mechanic? No problem; training provided. Mon-Sat am and pm . Office Volunteers: Work in the office performing normal office duties such as answering phone, computer entry/communications, copying.

Previous experience in bike mechanics or office work is not needed.
Classification
Fall 2012
Gilbreth, Joan
Perry, James
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
LAS: North Amer Culture
Social Problems
Substance Abuse, Youth, Adolescents, prevention, repair, mechanic, office

People's City Mission

Agency
People's City Mission
110 "Q" Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-1303
402-475-7238
Pastor Tom Barber
Michele Orth – Shelter; Nora Ragon- Homeless Prevention Center

To be a witness for Christ among the poor and homeless, serve their needs, and advocate their cause to the community at large.

Contact
Michele Orth
402-817-0818
Available projects

Serving meals, organizing at the HPC, seasonal projects

ability to stand for 2+ hours, lift 20+ #’s
2.5 hours per visit, typically
minimum – one, maximum – 7 for serving a meal, 15 for a group at the HPC
one or more days, if shifts are available
On-site training.
Just signing in will be fine.

we love having the students come, and look forward to working with them at any of our 3 campuses!

Classification
Fall 2013
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Pettit, Pat
ANTHR-151-01 Cultural Anthropology
ANTHR-151-02 Cultural Anthropology
ANTHR-154-01 Native American Culture
ANTHR-163-01 Anthropology of Religion
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
IDS 001
Race Relations
Substance Abuse, Children, Homeless, multi-cultural

Lincoln Council on Alcoholism & Drugs

Agency
Lincoln Council on Alcoholism & Drugs
914 "L" Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-2694
402-475-2699
Darryl Fisher
To promote an environment free from the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.
Contact
Sara
402-475-2694
Available projects
No specific opportunitites but they do have events that come up that they need volunteers for. Contact Sara
Flexible
2
Short, informal
Phone interview
Classification
Education, Substance Abuse, Drugs, Youth, Teen, Adolescent, alcohol

El Centro de las Americas

Agency
El Centro de las Americas
210 O Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-474-3950
Roger Garcia
Roy Rivera
English as a Second Language, cultural programs, children's classes, educational outreach program and tutoring, mentoring, drug and alcohol prevention programs, translation/interpretation, Spanish classes, mental health referral, WIC program.
Contact
Roy Rivera
(402) 474-3950
Available projects
English Classes The courses are led by instructors trained and given materials by the Lincoln Literacy Council, but students can serve as assistants and tutors in the class. Classes are held weekday evenings. Spanish language skills are not required. The class can accommodate 3-5 NWU students throughout the week. Tutoring Hub During the GED and English classes offered at El Centro, there is also a tutoring group for Elementary-High School students. Programming is weekday evenings. Spanish language skills are not required. The hub can accommodate 3-5 NWU students throughout the week. Citizenship Tutoring El Centro offers citizenship test tutoring now, but it is available whenever a client asks - there is no set schedule. If students/classes are interested in this project, we could establish a set time each week to offer tutoring. This could coordinate with the other tutoring times on weekday evenings. Bilingual English/Spanish students will benefit most from this project. Tutoring can accommodate 3 NWU students. Golden Warriors El Centro began a program primarily for youth males in the juvenile justice system. It is based on cultural identity and empowerment. It is conducted in English and could use up to three volunteers on Fridays from 6-9pm. Students interested in this program would need to commit to the entire semester. State Aid Applications El Centro asked specifically for students with Social Work backgrounds who could assist clients in filing State aid (SNAP, Medicaid, etc.) applications. Students assisting with aid applications must be bilingual English/Spanish. Clerical Assistance Two students with backgrounds in Business or Accounting could gain experience working in the office at El Centro. Spanish language skills are not required. Others: Programs still being developed include an Independence Festival in September and a health screening in the fall. Spanish language skills are not required.
Spanish speaking ability required for some projects
M-F 9-5, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6-9 pm
30 minutes introductory meeting with additional orientation provided by the program coordinator
Students can also email us directly Roy@elcentrone.org, Liz@elcentrone.org, Erik@elcentrone.org
Classification
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Click, Kane
Droogsma, Rachel
Dubas, Ellen
Gilbreth, Joan
Kelen, Sarah
Pettit, Pat
Shambaugh-Miller, Mike
Cultural Geography
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
HHP 103 Understanding Sexuality
Intercultural Communication
Race Relations
Social Problems
Education, Substance Abuse, Minority, ESL, Tutor, Mentor, Youth, Teens, Spanish, Cultural, Internship! Immigrant

Child Guidance Center

Agency
Child Guidance Center
2444 "O" Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
402-475-7666
402-476-9623
Judy Gibson

Child Guidance Center is a private non-profit agency which provides mental healthcare services to children, adolescents, and their families. Outpatient mental health clinic for children, adolescents and their families, including individual, family, and group therapy. Groups available for incest/sexual abuse victims and their families, anger control, self-esteem, pre-treatment for adolescent drug/alcohol abuse, and adolescents who have sexually offended. Other services provided are home based therapy, residential treatment for adolescents with sexual abuse problems and Day Treatment for children ages 6-12.

Contact
Katy Pickel
402-475-7666
Available projects

Must be over 21. Work with Residential Treatment Program for adolescent sex offenders. No short-term volunteer opportunities.

Internship
Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Classification
Substance Abuse, Children, Teens, Abuse, Internship, Mental Health, Sexual Abuse

CenterPointe, Inc.

Agency
CenterPointe, Inc.
2633 P Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
402-475-8717
475-6728
Christopher (Topher) Hansen

CenterPointe's mission is to help people with substance use and mental health problems attain healthier, more productive lives.

Contact
Abbigail Swatsworth
(402) 475-8717 x133
Available projects
Birthday Crew: You can be a part of making Birthdays brighter. Women, men and teens celebrating a birthday while they are in treatment receive 1-2 balloons and a birthday card from Birthday Crew members. CenterPointe will contact you 1 week in advance by email and you deliver balloons and cards to our administrative offices.

Work in outpatient facility in an office setting doing clerical work - filing, reception, etc.

semester or 20 hrs.
3-Feb
flexible
flexible
Training provided relevant to position
Application & interview

Due to changes in Medicaid, internship positions are limited, and are often not available for undergrads. We are happy to orient students to other fields of work within behavioral health, through office based
internships/volunteer positions.

Classification
Fall 2012
Pettit, Pat
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Mental Illness, Treatment, Substance Abuse, Internship, Health and Human Services

Antlers Center, Inc.

Agency
Antlers Center, Inc.
2501 South Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-434-3965
434-3972
Paige Namuth

A private faith-based residential treatment program for chemically addicted adult males. Outpatient programs for men and women. Antler's counseling center specializes in 12-step treatment for alcohol and drug addiction. Individuals coming to Antlers are accepted into a community that values spiritual growth, personal development, and creativity. Since 1962, we have been part of the recovery movement, helping people turn their lives around. See also www.PartnersInRecovery.Info

Contact
Paige Namuth
402-434-3965
Available projects

Saturday nights 7:00-8:45 Children's Group: Take care of children while their parents take a class to help them recover from their alcohol/drug addiction.

Non-judgmental & caring individual, confidentiality
Semester
1-2 hrs.
1 hr.
Available upon request
Classification
Pettit, Pat
HHP 100 Drugs in Modern Society
Adults, Treatment, Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse, Drugs