Without the assistance of these organizations RAN would not be successful.
Prairie Gold Homes, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 that, in conjunction with the Nebraska Department of Corrections, helps inmates gain job skills and become productive citizens while building affordable, energy-efficient housing for our communities. Students are
trained in basic carpentry skills, safe power tool use and much more. They receive certified OSHA, First Aid and AED training. They build a single-family home from the ground-up. After construction training, they attend a 2-week Life Skills class, where they learn the basics of creating resumes, interviewing, etc.
Bridges to Hope is a non-profit 501(c)3 that is a resource agency for the formerly incarcerated or soon to be released. We seek to accompany former offenders while they are moving out of correctional institutions and into the community. B2H has a 4800 sq. foot warehouse with essential items to set up a home after release from incarceration including clothing, hygiene products, household goods, kitchen items, furniture, bedding and towels that are provided at no cost to former offenders.
Alternatives To Violence Project
AVP (Alternatives to Violence Project) Nebraska, an affiliate of a volunteer-based international organization, offers 18-hour experiential workshops on conflict resolution focusing on positive transformation of anger. Weekend workshops, which are voluntary, are held in prisons (Omaha & Lincoln) and the community (Lincoln). The national project began in the mid 1970’s when a group of incarcerated men reached out in an effort to stem the violence in their prison. The project has been active in NE since 1997.
Visit https://avpnebraska.wordpress.com/ for additional information.
Released and Restored provides inmates and ex-offenders in Nebraska with the tools and support systems needed to learn how to live productive, moral, ethical and legal lives in our communities. Our goal is to prepare individuals for their release, restore family relationships that were harmed or broken by incarceration and to renew lives.
The Mental Health Association of Nebraska (MHA-NE) is a consumer-run, voluntary not-for-profit statewide association with Chapters located in communities throughout Nebraska. MHA-NE brings together service recipients, families, professionals, advocates and concerned citizens to address all aspects of mental health and mental illness.
The Center For People In Need provides comprehensive services and opportunities to support low-income, high needs families and individuals as they strive to lift themselves out of poverty and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska is a statewide ecumenical agency that provides planning and program support to cooperating denominations in Nebraska. IMN was designed for Christian communions in Nebraska, in order that churches might come together for worship, teaching, service, and common witness to the faith.
Nebraska Aftercare In Action is a non-profit 501(c)3 that trains and supports teams of 4 – 6 caring, interested community members to work with people recently released from incarceration to help them become reintegrated to society. The teams provide support in finding housing, employment, transportation and other needs as the released person works to become a productive contributing member or society.
A part of Our Savior Lutheran Church, the FEAST ministry – Friends Eating and Singing and Studying and Sharing Together brings people serving time at the Community Correction Center of Lincoln Work Release center and other ex-offenders and their families into the church for worship, a Sunday meal, Bible studies and fellowship.
Through our Prison Ministry, The Evangelical Lutheran Church reaches out to help prisoners in the Nebraska State Penitentiary system to know the transformational love of Jesus Christ. The Synod’s prison ministry has touched countless lives and helped provide much needed spiritual support to those who have participated, particularly those who transition back from prison life to society at large.
The vision of New Visions Community Churches: Through the unconditional love and acceptance of Jesus Christ, the New Visions Community changes lives. Our Mission: as individuals and as a community, New Visions Community focuses on the needs of the world.
The Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice fulfills a leadership role in the statewide coordination of the criminal justice system. As the state’s justice advocate, the Commission:
- develops comprehensive plans
- facilitates the improvement of criminal and juvenile justice administration
- provides a forum for discussion and problem solving among state, federal, local, and private
he Community Justice Center (CJC) is a not-for-profit, public safety organization addressing the needs of crime victims, correctional institutions, offenders and communities. View our brochure.
The vision of Christian Heritage is Families Restored, Children Filled with Hope and Prepared for Life. Our mission is to improve the lives of children by equipping families, promoting responsible fatherhood and improving marriages because we believe every child deserves a family. We are faith-based, strengths-focused and family-centered.