Lincoln ElderCare Resource Handbook
Health-Related Associations, Information & Support Groups

Hospitals and religious organizations often have a current listing of support groups.

ADDICTIONS

Alcoholics Anonymous
www.lincaa.org
402-438-5214
Bryan Health Independence Center
(online alcohol screening available)
www.bryanhealth.com
800-742-7845 ext. 15268
402-481-5268
CenterPointe
www.centerpointe.org
402-475-6695 (24-hour crisis line)
402-475-8717
Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org
800-426-2537
402-473-7933
Nebraska Drug and Alcohol Information Line
800-648-4444
Overeaters Anonymous
www.oa.org
402-473-1952
VA Nebraska/Western Iowa Health Care System
(Veterans and their families only)
www.nebraska.va.gov
800-273-8255 ext. 1 (Veteran’s crisis line)
402-489-3802

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association
(information and numerous support groups)
www.alz.org/nebraska
1500 S. 70th Street, Suite 201
Lincoln, NE 68506
800-272-3900
402-420-2540
Bryan Health Memory Disorders Center
www.bryanhealth.com
2300 S. 16th Street
Lincoln, NE 68502
402-481-5105

AMYOTHROPIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS
(Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

ALS Association Mid-America Chapter
www.alsa-midamerica.org
800-878-2062
402-991-8788
ALS in the Heartland
www.alsintheheartland.org
866-789-5512
402-592-2374

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region
www.arthritis.org/nebraska
800-642-5292
Bryan Health LifePointe
www.bryanhealth.com/arthritistherapy
402-481-6300

BARIATRICS

Bryan Health LifePointe
www.bryanhealth.com/bryanlifepointe
402-481-6300
CHI Health – St. Elizabeth Bariatric Program
www.chihealthstelizabeth.com
402-219-7638

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of Nebraska
www.biane.org
402-423-2463
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
www.madonna.org
402-413-3554
402-413-3778

CANCER

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
5733 S. 34th Street, Suite 500
Lincoln, NE 68516
800-227-2345 (24-hour hotline)
877-232-4787
402-423-4888
Asbestos.com
www.asbestos.com
844-274-6045
Bryan Health Medical Center
LifeSpring Cancer Recovery Program
www.bryanhealth.com/lifespring
402-481-6300
Cancer HelpLine
800-999-5465
CHI Health – St. Elizabeth Cancer Institute
www.chihealthstelizabeth.com
402-219-5000
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
www.lls.org
800-955-4572
Maid to Please
Aiding Angels
www.aidingangels.com
402-434-2472
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service
www.cancer.gov
800-422-6237
Nebraska Cancer Research Center, The
www.necancerresearch.org
800-487-8786
402-483-2827
Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center
www.leadingcancercare.com
201 S. 68th Street Place, Suite 200
Lincoln, NE 68510
402-420-7000
Southeast Nebraska Cancer Center
www.leadingcancercare.com
3901 Pine Lake Rd, Suite 111
Lincoln, NE 68516
402-481-6090

CELIAC

Celiac Sprue Association
www.csaceliacs.org
402-558-0600
Lincoln Celiac Disease Support Group
www.lincolnceliacs.org
402-441-9621

DENTAL

Clinic with a Heart
www.clinicwithaheart.org
402-421-2924
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
Dental Health Clinic
www.lincoln.ne.gov
402-441-8015
1-800-Dentist Patient Referral Services
www.1800dentist.com
800-336-8478

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
800-DIABETES (800-342-2383)
Bryan Health LifePointe Diabetes Center
www.bryanhealth.com/diabetescenter
402-481-6305
CHI Health – St. Elizabeth
Diabetes Education Center
www.chihealthstelizabeth.com
402-219-8777
Diabetic Outreach
www.diabeticoutreach.com
402-477-1110

GRIEF

Many funeral homes, churches and hospices also offer bereavement support.
Catholic Social Services
Immaculate Heart Counseling Center
www.cssisus.org
800-961-6277
402-489-1834
Grief Recovery Method, The
www.griefrecoverymethod.com
800-334-7606
402-430-5144
GriefShare
www.griefshare.org
800-395-5755
Healing Hearts Grief Outreach
www.lincolndiocese.org
402-488-2040
Mourning Hope
www.mourninghope.org
402-488-8989

HEARING

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
www.atp.ne.gov
888-806-6287
402-471-0734
Cap Tel (Captioned Telephone)
www.captel.com
888-269-7477
ENT Nebraska
www.entnebraska.com
575 S. 70th Street, Suite 440
Lincoln, NE 68510
866-492-5500
402-484-5500
Hearing Loss Association of America
www.hearingloss.org
301-657-2248
International Hearing Society
Hearing Aid Helpline
www.ihsinfo.org
800-521-5247
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
www.ncdhh.ne.gov
4600 Valley Road, Suite 420
Lincoln, NE 68510
800-545-6244
402-471-3593
Nebraska Relay Service
800-322-5299 (customer service)
800-833-7352
Dial 711 to make a relay call
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Barkley Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
www.unl.edu/barkley
402-472-2071

HEART

American Heart Association
www.heart.org
800-242-8721
402-489-5115
Bryan HeartAware
(online screening available; no phone access)
www.bryanhealth.com
402-483-3333

KIDNEY

Nebraska Kidney Association
www.kidneyne.org
800-642-1255

LUNG

American Lung Association in Nebraska
www.lung.org/associations/states/nebraska
800-586-4872

LUPUS

Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org
800-558-0121

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nationalmssociety.org
800-755-3959

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mdausa.org
800-572-1717
402-390-2914

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

American Parkinson’s Disease Association
www.parkinsonsne.org
800-223-2732
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Parkinson’s Support Group
www.madonna.org
402-435-8946

STROKE

American Stroke Association
www.strokeassociation.org
888-478-7653
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
www.madonna.org
402-413-3886
National Stroke Association
www.stroke.org
800-787-6537
Nebraska State Stroke Association
www.nebraskastroke.org
888-808-5678
402-484-8131

VISION

American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
www.acb.org/nebraska
402-441-9566
American Foundation for the Blind
www.afb.org
800-232-5463
Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
www.atp.ne.gov
888-806-6287
402-471-0734
AudioBooksForFree.com
www.audiobooksforfree.com
Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital TherapyPlus
www.madonna.org
402-483-9534
National Federation of the Blind of Nebraska
www.nfb.org
866-504-7300 (Newsline)
402-477-7711
Nebraska Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
www.ncbvi.ne.gov
877-809-2419
402-471-2891
Talking Books – Nebraska Library Commission
www.nlc.nebraska.gov/tbbs
800-742-7691
402-471-4038
Verkaro.org
(free audio books)
www.verkaro.net

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