Omaha ElderCare Resource Handbook:
Health-Related Associations & Support Groups

Check with your local hospital or religious organization for a listing of current disease-related associations and support groups.

GENERAL

American Red Cross – Omaha
www.redcross.org/local/nebraska-iowa
888-890-9569
402-343-7700
American Red Cross – Council Bluffs
www.redcross.org/local/nebraska-iowa
888-890-9569
712-322-4017
Latino Center of the Midlands
(referrals to support groups for Spanish speakers)
www.latinocenterofthemidlands.org
402-733-2720

ADDICTIONS

Al-Anon/Alateen Nebraska
nebr-al-anon-alateen.org
402-553-5033
Alcoholics Anonymous – Nebraska
www.area41.org
877-226-3632
402-556-1880
Alcoholics Anonymous – Iowa
www.aa-iowa.org
712-328-9979
Bets Off
800-238-7633
Debtors Anonymous
www.debtorsanonymous.org
800-421-2383
Gamblers Anonymous
www.gamblersanonymous.org
402-978-7557
Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling
www.nebraskacouncil.com
800-522-4700
Tobacco Free Nebraska Quit Line
www.quitnow.ne.gov
800-784-8669
Watershed Addiction Treatment Hotline
www.thewatershed.com
800-861-1768

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org/nebraska
National Helpline – 800-272-3900
Council Bluffs – 712-322-8840
Omaha  – 402-502-4301

AMYOTHROPIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
(Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

ALS Association – Mid-America Chapter
www.alsa-midamerica.org
Nebraska – 800-878-2062
Iowa – 866-610-2572
402-991-8788
ALS in the Heartland, Inc.
www.alsintheheartland.org
866-789-5512
402-592-2374
Muscular Dystrophy Association
www.mdausa.org
800-572-1717
402-390-2914

APHASIA

National Aphasia Association
www.aphasia.org
800-922-4622

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
National – 800-283-7800
Nebraska – 800-642-5292
Iowa – 866-378-0636
Omaha – 402-330-6130

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Association of Nebraska
www.biane.org
402-890-7126

CANCER

American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org
800-642-8116
402-393-5800
CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Bergan Mercy Professional Center
www.chihealth.com
402-398-6464
CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Immanuel Medical Center
www.chihealth.com
402-572-3366
CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Midwest Cancer Center
www.chihealth.com
402-717-4700
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, The
www.lls.org
National – 800-955-4572
Nebraska – 888-847-4974
402-344-2242
Look Good, Feel Better
(assistance for cancer patients with makeup, wigs, etc.)
www.lookgoodfeelbetter.org
800-395-5665 (800-395-LOOK)
Mesothelioma Center, The
www.asbestos.com
800-615-2270
Methodist Health System
Breast & Prostate Cancer Support
www.bestcare.org
402-354-5890
Methodist Health System
Harper’s Hope
www.bestcare.org
402-354-4673
My Sister’s Keeper
www.mysisterskeepernebr.org
402-681-1696
National Cancer Institute
www.cancer.gov
800-422-6237 (800-4-CANCER)
Nebraska Medicine
Life Renewal Center
www.nebraskamed.com/cancer
800-922-0000
Nebraska Medicine
Support & Education
www.nebraskamed.com/cancer
402-559-4420
Us Too/Man to Man
(for men diagnosed with prostate cancer)
www.ustoo.org
800-808-7866
Wings of Hope
www.wingsofhope.org
712-325-8970

CELIAC

Celiac Sprue Association
www.csaceliacs.org
877-272-4272
402-558-0600

CROHN’S DISEASE

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
www.ccfa.org/chapters/iowanebraska
402-505-9901

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
www.cff.org
800-344-4823 (800-FIGHT CF)
402-330-6164

DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s Association
www.alz.org/nebraska
National Helpline – 800-272-3900
Council Bluffs – 712-322-8840
Omaha  – 402-502-4301
Lewy Body Dementia Association
www.lbda.org
800-539-9767

DENTAL

Delivered Dental Services
www.delivereddentalservices.com
402-740-0562
Dental Care Discount Program
(Douglas County residents)
www.douglascounty-ne.gov/dental-discount-program
877-354-6226
Dentist Referral Service
www.1800dentist.com
800-336-8478 (800-DENTIST)
Omaha District Dental Society
Dentist’s Grievance, Mediation & Information Service
www.omahadistrictds.com
402-896-6461

DEPRESSION

CHI Health Behavioral Care
www.chihealth.com/senior-mental-health-services
402-717-4679 (402-717-HOPE)
Community Alliance
Safe Harbor Peer Services
www.community-alliance.org
402-715-4226
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
www.dbsalliance.org
800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK) (crisis hotline)
 800-826-3632
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Omaha New Hope Chapter
www.omahanewhope.com
402-933-6326
Elderly Persons Disorders Therapists
www.therapists.psychologytoday.com

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org
888-342-2383
402-571-1101
CHI Health Diabetes Education
www.chihealth.com
800-253-4368
Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands
www.diabetes-education.com
800-779-3374
402-399-0777
Methodist Center for Diabetes & Nutritional Health
www.bestcare.org
800-577-3307
402-354-8797
Nebraska Medicine
The Diabetes Center
www.nebraskamed.com
402-559-8700

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Association of North/Central Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska
www.epilepsyheartland.org
800-221-2689
402-850-7680

FIBROMYALGIA

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
www.fmcpaware.org

GRIEF

Many funeral homes and hospices offer bereavement support.
Archdiocese of Omaha Family Life Office
(offers various bereavement programs)
www.archomaha.org
402-551-9003
Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine
www.centering.org
866-218-0101
402-553-1200
Compassionate Friends for Bereaved Parents
www.compassionatefriends.org
877-969-0010
402-571-4011
Grief Recovery Group
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory
www.heafeyheafey.com
402-391-3900
GriefShare
www.griefshare.org
Paws to Angels
www.pawstoangels.net
402-507-0585
THEOS (They Help Each Other Spiritually)
(for widowed persons)
402-399-0759
402-393-3052

HEARING

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
www.atp.ne.gov
877-201-4141
402-595-1923
Boys Town National Research Hospital
www.boystownhospital.org
800-448-3000
402-498-6543 (TTY)
402-498-6520
Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
www.humanrights.iowa.gov
888-221-3724
Iowa Association of the Deaf
www.iowadeaf.com
402-206-2413
Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
www.ncdhh.ne.gov
800-545-6244
402-471-3593
Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired
Nebraska Relay
www.nebraskarelay.com
800-833-0920 (voice)
711 (instant access)
Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired
Iowa Relay
www.relayiowa.com
800-735-2943 (voice)
711 (instant access)

HEART

American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org
800-642-8400
402-346-0771

HOARDING

Hoarding Cleanup
www.hoardingcleanup.com/nebraska
International OCD Foundation Hoarding Center
www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding

KIDNEY

National Kidney Foundation
www.kidney.org
800-596-7943
515-222-2264
Nebraska Kidney Association
www.kidneyne.org
800-642-1255
402-932-7200

LUNG

American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest
(respiratory equipment & medications may be available for low– or noincome individuals)
www.lung.org
800-586-4872
402-502-4950
Methodist Pulmonary Partners
www.bestcare.org
402-354-4190

LUPUS

Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org
National – 800-558-0121
Iowa – 888-279-3048

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
www.nationalmssociety.org
800-344-4867

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

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

OSTEOPOROSIS

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org
800-231-4222
Osteoporosis Research Center
osteoporosis.creighton.edu
800-368-5097
402-280-4470

PARKINSON’S

American Parkinson Disease Association
www.apdaparkinson.org
800-223-2732
American Parkinson Disease Association – Iowa
www.apdaiowa.org
877-872-6386
515-241-6379
Nebraska Medicine
Movement Disorders Program
www.nebraskamed.com/neuro/movement-disorders
800-922-0000
Nebraska Medicine
Parkinson’s Information & Referral
www.nebraskamed.com
402-559-8839
Parkinson’s Center of Nebraska
medschool.creighton.edu/neurology/pirc
866-626-7347
402-449-5364

POLIO

Nebraska Polio Survivors Association
www.ne-polio.org
402-932-5426

STROKE

American Stroke Association
www.strokeassociation.org
888-478-7653 (888-4-STROKE)
Nebraska State Stroke Association
www.nebraskastroke.org
888-808-5678
402-484-8131

TINNITUS

American Tinnitus Association
www.ata.org
800-634-8978

VISUAL

Accessibility dot Net
www.accessibility.net
866-539-4357
402-491-3191
American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
www.acbnebraska.org
402-699-2363
American Foundation for the Blind
www.afb.org
800-232-5463
Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
www.atp.ne.gov
877-201-4141
402-595-1923
Association for Macular Diseases
www.macula.org
212-605-3719
EyeCare America
Seniors EyeCare Program
www.eyecareamerica.org
800-222-3937 (800-222-EYES)
Iowa Department for the Blind
www.idbonline.org
800-362-2587
National Federation of the Blind
www.nfb.org
410-659-9314
Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
www.ncbvi.nebraska.gov
402-595-2041
Nebraska Library Commission
Talking Books and Braille Services
www.nlc.nebraska.gov/tbbs
800-742-7691
Omaha Association of the Blind
www.omahaassociationoftheblind.org
402-341-3017
Outlook Nebraska, Inc.
www.outlooknebraska.org
402-614-3331
Prevent Blindness
www.preventblindness.org
800-331-2020
Radio Talking Book Service
(including Omaha World-Herald & Council Bluffs Nonpareil)
www.rtbs.org
800-729-7826
402-572-3003
Senior Vision Services
www.seniorvisionservices.com
888-840-3032
402-898-3232
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation
www.unmc.edu/lowvision
402-559-2463

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