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Our Programs

Dignity From Day One

Located at the corner of 24th and Binney Streets, it’s a crossroads in many ways. A pin in the map for those experiencing a critical time in their lives. Just follow the hundreds of cars on food distribution days. Visit our healthcare clinic and have your medical, dental, vision, and mental health needs met. Get your family’s laundry done. Put a plan together with our A Way Forward team. Prepare for job placement on the path to self-sufficiency. The Heart Ministry Center is always a place of welcome and above all, dignity. 

Front Desk

Our Community Calendar

Check out our calendar for a full list of free events, classes, programs, clinic hours, and more! 

So Many Reasons to Visit Us

For some families, a trip to the Heart Ministry Center can include medical, dental or vision visits, case management or social work services, and even a chance for legal advice, tax preparation, financial workshops and job placement – offered in multiple languages. We’re blessed with many volunteers who offer their services to help others in need – regardless of what that need may be.

Monen Healthcare Clinic

Located on-site, the Monen Healthcare Clinic offers free, comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health care to individuals and families.

Choice Food Distribution

Nebraska’s largest food pantry, our grocery-store style Choice Food Distribution Program offers families a variety of fresh and shelf-stable items. On average, 10,000 community members are served monthly.

Willing Partner

Based on a “together” concept for moving toward self-sufficiency, A Way Forward works to empower families to find job training and gainful employment, to connect with financial educators to learn budgeting and credit repair, to access family and parenting support, and to break the cycle of poverty in a sustainable way.

Fresh Start Job Training

Fresh Start is an intensive, holistic 15-20 week program that provides participants with essential job skills and life skills while helping to serve others in the community. The Center provides employment placement assistance for graduates of the program.

Fresh Start Laundromat

Open daily and offering affordable or free laundry service with a full range of high-tech washing machines and dryers in various sizes and capacities. The Fresh Start Laundromat provides job training and employment opportunities for Fresh Start participants and graduates.

"We've all taken different paths here, but this place opens its arms to everyone — with no judgement."

Dom Rahn, Chief Resource Officer, and Tim McTaggart, Chief Sustainability Officer