The International Center of the Heartland (ICH), a United Way initiative, provides a single location for newly-arrived foreign-born Nebraska residents to find answers, guidance and culturally-appropriate expertise for their needs. Located in mid-Omaha, the ICH is easily accessible. Wrap-around services include acculturation classes, employment preparation, immigration legal services and job search support, as well as direction for health, education and housing needs.

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska (LFS) has built a network of support services to help these new populations in Nebraska become self-sufficient and productive as quickly as possible. LFS accomplishes this, not only through its International Center of the Heartland in Omaha, but also at The Welcome Center in Lexington and through Immigration Legal Services.

Available Services

Special Immigrant Services

For Iraqi and Afghan nationals who worked for the U.S. as a translator or interpreter in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Support to Victims of International Human Trafficking

For victims of human trafficking, LFS provides case management and works with community partners to provide the necessities of life and trauma counseling.

Food Access Site

The Refugee Food Access Site provides culturally appropriate emergency food and hygiene products to refugees in crisis.

Food Access Site Needed Items.

To make a donation, please contact Dekow Sagar at dsagar@LFSneb.org or (402) 536-3500.

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