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

GENERAL

American Red Cross
RedCross.org/local/nebraska-iowa
888-890-9569
402-343-7700 (Omaha)
712-322-4017 (Council Bluffs)

Latino Center of the Midlands
Referrals to Support Groups for Spanish Speakers
LatinoCenteroftheMidlands.org
402-733-2720

ADDICTIONS

Al-Anon/Alateen Nebraska
Nebr-Al-Anon-Alateen.org
402-553-5033

Alcoholics Anonymous – Nebraska
Area41.org
877-226-3632
402-556-1880

Alcoholics Anonymous – Iowa
AA-Iowa.org
712-328-9979

Bets Off
800-238-7633

Debtors Anonymous
DebtorsAnonymous.org
800-421-2383

Gamblers Anonymous
GamblersAnonymous.org
402-978-7557

Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling
NebraskaCouncil.com
800-522-4700

Tobacco Free Nebraska Quit Line
QuitNow.ne.gov
800-784-8669

ALZHEIMER’S

Alzheimer’s Association
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
ALSA-MidAmerica.org
Nebraska – 800-878-2062
Iowa – 866-610-2572
402-991-8788

ALS in the Heartland, Inc.
ALSintheHeartland.org
866-789-5512
402-592-2374

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

APHASIA

National Aphasia Association
Aphasia.org
800-922-4622

ARTHRITIS

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

BRAIN INJURY

Brain Injury Alliance Nebraska
BIANE.org
402-890-7126

CANCER

American Cancer Society
Cancer.org
800-642-8116
402-393-5800

CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Bergan Mercy Professional Center
CHIHealth.com
402-398-6464

CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Immanuel Medical Center
CHIHealth.com
402-572-3366

CHI Health Image Recovery Center
Midwest Cancer Center
CHIHealth.com
402-717-4700

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
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.
LookGoodFeelBetter.org
800-395-5665

The Mesothelioma Center
Asbestos.com
800-615-2270

Methodist Health System
Breast & Prostate Cancer Support
Bestcare.org
402-354-5890

Methodist Health System
Harper’s Hope
Bestcare.org
402-354-4673

My Sister’s Keeper
for Black Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer
MSKneb.org
402-681-1696

National Cancer Institute
Cancer.gov
800-422-6237 (800-4-CANCER)

Nebraska Medicine
NebraskaMed.com/cancer
Life Renewal Center
800-922-0000

Nebraska Medicine
Support & Education

NebraskaMed.com/cancer
402-559-4420

Us Too/Man to Man
for Men Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer
UsToo.org
800-808-7866

Wings of Hope
WingsofHope.org
712-325-8970

CELIAC

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

CROHN’S DISEASE

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

CYSTIC FIBROSIS

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

DEMENTIA

Alzheimer’s Association
Alz.org/nebraska
National Helpline: 800-272-3900
Nebraska Chapter: 402-502-4300
Council Bluffs: 712-322-8840

Lewy Body Dementia Association
LBDA.org
800-539-9767

DENTAL

Delivered Dental Services
DeliveredDentalServices.com
402-740-0562

Dental Care Discount Program
Douglas County Residents
DouglasCounty-NE.Gov/Dental-Discount-Program
877-354-6226

Dentist Referral Service
1800Dentist.com
800-336-8478 (800-DENTIST)

Omaha District Dental Society
Dentist’s Grievance, Mediation & Information Service
OmahaDistrictDS.com
402-896-6461

DEPRESSION

CHI Health Behavioral Care
CHIHealth.com/senior-mental-health-services
402-717-4679 (402-717-HOPE)

Community Alliance
Safe Harbor Peer Services
Community-Alliance.org
402-715-4226

Depression and Bipolar
Support Alliance

800-273-8255 (800-273-TALK) (Crisis Hotline)

National
DBSAlliance.org
800-826-3632

Omaha New Hope Chapter
402-933-6326

Elderly Persons Disorders Therapists
PsychologyToday.com

DIABETES

American Diabetes Association
Diabetes.org
888-342-2383
402-571-1101

CHI Health Diabetes Education
CHIHealth.com
402-717-3422

Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands
Diabetes-Education.com
800-779-3374
402-399-0777

Methodist Center for Diabetes & Nutritional Health
Bestcare.org
800-577-3307
402-354-8797

Nebraska Medicine
The Diabetes Center
NebraskaMed.com/diabetes
402-559-8700

EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Foundation of North/Central Illinois, Iowa & Nebraska
EpilepsyHeartland.org
800-221-2689
402-850-7680

FIBROMYALGIA

National Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Association
FMCPAware.org

GRIEF

Many funeral homes and hospices offer bereavement support.

Archdiocese of Omaha
Family Life Office

Offers Various Bereavement Programs
ArchOmaha.org
402-551-9003

Centering Corporation and Grief Digest Magazine
Centering.org
866-218-0101
402-553-1200

Compassionate Friends for Bereaved Parents
CompassionateFriends.org
877-969-0010
402-571-4011

Grief’s Journey
GriefsJourney.org
402-502-2773

Grief Recovery Group
HeafeyHeafey.com
402-391-3900

GriefShare
Heafey Hoffmann Dworak Cutler Mortuaries & Crematory
GriefShare.org

Paws to Angels
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)
ATP.NE.gov
877-201-4141
402-595-1923

Boys Town National Research Hospital
BoysTownHospital.org
800-448-3000
402-498-6543 (TTY)
402-498-6520

Clear Captions, LLC
Free Captioning Products for the Hard of Hearing
ClearCaptions.com
888-868-8685

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
HumanRights.Iowa.gov
888-221-3724

Hear Now, Mobile Hearing Solutions
HearNowSolutions.com
402-880-3938

Iowa Association of the Deaf
IowaDeaf.com
402-206-2413

Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
NCDHH.ne.gov
800-545-6244
402-471-3593

Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired
Nebraska Relay
NebraskaRelay.com
800-833-0920 (Voice)
711 (Instant Access)

Relay Services for the Hearing Impaired
Iowa Relay
RelayIowa.com
800-735-2943 (Voice)
711 (Instant Access)

HEART

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

HOARDING

Hoarding Cleanup
HoardingCleanup.com/nebraska
800-462-7337

International OCD Foundation Hoarding Center
www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding

KIDNEY

National Kidney Foundation
Kidney.org
800-596-7943
515-222-2264

Nebraska Kidney Association
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 No-Income Individuals
Lung.org
800-586-4872
402-502-4950

Methodist Pulmonary Partners
Bestcare.org
402-354-4190

LUPUS

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

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
NationalMSSociety.org
800-344-4867

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

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

OSTEOPOROSIS

National Osteoporosis Foundation
NOF.org
800-231-4222

Osteoporosis Research Center
Osteoporosis.Creighton.edu
800-368-5097
402-280-4470

PARKINSON’S

American Parkinson Disease Association
National
APDAParkinson.org
800-223-2732

Iowa
APDAIowa.org
877-872-6386
515-241-6379

Nebraska Medicine
Movement Disorders Program
NebraskaMed.com/neuro/movement-disorders
402-559-8600

Parkinson’s Information & Referral
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
NE-Polio.org
402-932-5426

STROKE

American Stroke Association
StrokeAssociation.org
888-478-7653 (888-4-STROKE)

Nebraska State Stroke Association
NebraskaStroke.org
888-808-5678
402-484-8131

TINNITUS

American Tinnitus Association
ATA.org
800-634-8978

VISUAL

Accessibility dot Net
Accessibility.net
866-539-4357
402-491-3191

American Council of the Blind of Nebraska
ACBNebraska.org
402-699-2363

American Foundation for the Blind
AFB.org
800-232-5463

Assistive Technology Partnership (ATP)
ATP.NE.gov
877-201-4141
402-595-1923

Association for Macular Diseases
Macular.org
888-622-8527

EyeCare America
Seniors EyeCare Program
EyeCareAmerica.org
800-222-3937 (800-222-EYES)

Iowa Department for the Blind
IDBonline.org
800-362-2587

National Federation of the Blind
NFB.org
410-659-9314

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
NCBVI.Nebraska.gov
402-595-2041

Nebraska Library Commission Talking Books and Braille Services
NLC.Nebraska.gov/tbbs
800-742-7691
402-471-2045

Omaha Association of the Blind
OmahaAssociationoftheBlind.org
402-341-3017

Outlook Nebraska, Inc.
OutlookNE.org
402-614-3331

Prevent Blindness
PreventBlindness.org
800-331-2020

Radio Talking Book Service
including Omaha World-Herald & Council Bluffs Nonpareil
RTBS.org
319-527-3993
402-572-3003

Senior Vision Services
SeniorVisionServices.com
888-840-3032
402-898-3232

University of Nebraska Medical Center Weigel Williamson Center for Visual Rehabilitation
UNMC.edu/LowVision
704 South 38th Avenue
Omaha, NE 68198
402-559-2463