Programs and Services

Choice Food Pantry

The Heart Ministry Center offers a “choice” food pantry. Pantry clients can choose from a variety of bread, meat, produce, and canned or boxed items. Clients are able to use the pantry once every 30 days.

Tuesday: Seniors (55+) 10:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesdays: 10:00am – 1:00pm   

Thursdays: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Friday: 11:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 11:00am

Porto Urgent Care Clinic

The Porto Urgent Care Clinic provides free basic medical care on a walk-in basis. Creighton University nurse practitioners can treat everyday health problems like the flu, sore throat or infections. Basic screenings for diabetes and blood pressure, as well as flu shots are available.

Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am – 11:30am

Fresh Start Job Placement Program

Fresh Start provides an opportunity for participants to learn job skills, effective workplace communication and customer service skills while helping to serve others in the community. The Center provides employment placement assistance for graduates of the program.

Contact us to learn more about taking part in the Fresh Start program

Gary L. Maag Dental Clinic

Volunteer dentists provide free dental care to clients at the Heart Ministry Center. Dental services are focused on pain alleviation through teeth extractions and cavity fillings.

Services are by appointment only

Case Management

The Heart Ministry Center may be able to help with more than just food, medical care and other basic necessities. Center social workers and case managers can meet with clients individually to discuss assistance or referrals to other resources for SNAP, housing, finances, transportation, parenting, and other areas of need.

Client Volunteer Program

The Center food pantry could not operate without a committed group of volunteers. The Center invites all clients to volunteer and give back to the community. 

Holidays and Special Events

Throughout the year, the Center offers various special events to better meet the needs of clients. These special events may include holidaypantries, back-to-school events, health screenings or block parties. Check the Center calendar or contact the Center to ask about upcoming events.

Additional Services

The Heart Ministry Center offers other services and programs on a weekly or monthly basis. Attorneys provide free legal advice on civil matters related to family law, employment and landlord-tenant disputes.