About Us

Dignity from day one

When you ask someone about the Heart Ministry Center, most often what you hear is a story about one of the thousands of individuals and families who have at some point been connected to our mission; who have benefited from our food distribution program, healthcare clinic, job placement program or laundromat; who faced daily vulnerability; who once again felt the strength of dignity and respect. 

Through our programs, we guide people along a personal journey that leads to individualized breakthroughs, permanent transformations and dignified change. While the path that leads here is different for everybody, one thing is certain… Heart Ministry Center is extraordinary and brings fundamental change to us all — our families, our volunteers, our supporters and our community. 

Our Impact

  • In 2021, our Choice Food Distribution Program provided more than 5.1 million pounds of fresh and shelf stable food items to 119,745 community members.
  • In 2021, our Monen Healthcare Clinic saw 500 medical and 450 dental patients and had 715 mental health appointments.
  • Nearly 100 women and men have graduated from our Fresh Start Program.
  • Our A Way Forward team provided nearly $500,000 in financial assistance in 2021.
  • Our Fresh Start Laundromat has created 4 full time jobs.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 children in Douglas County is food insecure and doesn’t have regular access to necessary meals to learn, grow, and thrive.
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Our Mission

Providing food, healthcare, and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area.

Our Values

Community Compassion Accountability Excellence

“By being a part of something you believe in, over time you start believing in yourself.”

Mark Dahir, Chief Executive Officer