Omaha Gives 2020 will take place on Wednesday, May 20 this year!

Omaha Gives Day is a 24-hour, online giving event organized annually by the Omaha Community Foundation to grow philanthropy in the metro area (Douglas, Sarpy, and Pottawattamie Counties). The giving day event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The minimum donation is $1 and there is no maximum. Prizes, Challenge Funds, and Incentive Funds amplify charitable donations. The goal is to inspire the community to come together for 24 hours to contribute as many charitable dollars as possible to support the work of local nonprofit organizations.

THIS YEAR, the ENCAP Print Shop was asked to print shirts for this exciting day of community giving! Staying home is bummer, but Omaha Community Foundation has designed a 2020 Omaha Gives shirt to brighten up your selfies and virtual events during the giving day! Show your support, and order your 2020 OMAHA GIVES! shirt today for the special price of just $12! (shipping available through May 1). Don’t miss out!

BONUS: Each t-shirt order will come with a number of free OG! stickers. Stickers are dependent on demand, but we’ll be as generous with the stickers as we can!

Check it out! ORDER YOURS HERE TODAY: OMAHA GIVES! 2020 Shirt order form

Join Our Team! ENCAP is hiring a full-time Service Coordinator

Join Our Team!
We currently hiring a full-time Service Coordinator (see full description HERE):

Please e-mail cover letters and resumes to:
Meredith at:

Essential Functions
1. Answer front desk phone and greet clients and community partners with excellent
customer service when they come in.
2. Answer calls and conduct intakes with new clients to screen for appropriate services.
3. Inform clients of services/programs for which they may be eligible.
4. Enters client data into Clarity database. Supports report creation.
5. Assists Deputy Director with office administrative duties.
6. Coordinate room reservations and maintenance/admin requests for building tenants.

1. Communication Proficiency.
2. Organizational Skills.
3. Technical Capacity.
4. Time Management.
5. Team Player.


Transportation Survey

As part of our 3-year strategic plan, we will be working to increase transportation resources in our service area of Douglas and Sarpy Counties. When we ask the people we serve about barriers to greater independence and self-reliance, transportation is at the top of every list.

We learned this again during our 2018 community needs assessment process. People need reliable transportation. Without it, they lose key opportunities to work, experience new things, and better their lives. We already have a strong team of drivers who do great work transporting children, seniors, and most recently, BHS clients.

To build on this strength and start to fill the transportation gap, we must gather information directly from those we serve about what type of transportation resources are most needed in our community.

  • ​The Community Transportation Needs survey is our tool to gather data about which clients are most affected and the specific challenges they have experienced within the last year.

Click the following link access the confidential survey:

Blind / Visually Impaired:


Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors was deliciously successful!

Thanksgiving Feast for ENCAP seniors brightens up the holiday season for those who are struggling.

(OMAHA, NE) ENCAP’s seniors may smile a little brighter this week. ENCAP is hosting its annual Senior Thanksgiving Feast on Wednesday, November 14. “This is one of our favorite events this time of year” said Aaron Bowen, ENCAP Executive Director. “Seniors currently receiving services through ENCAP will be treated to a full Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings” said Bowen. “It’s a great opportunity for our seniors who may be alone this holiday season to get together and enjoy food and fellowship.”

Census Bureau estimates show that there are more than 5,600 individuals age 65 or older living at or below 100% of the federal poverty level (annual income of $12,140 or less for a single individual) in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. “Seniors represent an especially vulnerable population related to food insecurity” said Bowen. Nearly 25% of those ENCAP serves are 55 years of age or older. Each month approximately 10,000 pounds of food (120,000 pounds of food annually) are distributed to vulnerable seniors in Douglas and Sarpy Counties through ENCAP’s Food and Nutrition Center. “Our hope is that by providing seniors access to nutritious food and support services that they able to remain more independent, feel less isolated, and experience decreased health challenges related to food insecurity.”

ENCAP is a non-profit community based organization that has been providing social and human services to people facing poverty since 1965. Major program areas include: Food and Nutrition Services, Family Development Services, Behavioral Health Services, and Transportation Services.

Holiday Assistance Program Sign-Up is underway!

Each year, the Sarpy County Holiday Assistance Program helps more than 400 families around the holidays. Sign-ups to participate are currently underway. In order to be eligible you must reside in Sarpy County, and income qualify (low-income), and have a child 14 years of age or younger living in the home.

Please click HERE for sign-up dates and locations!

The event will take place Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 8:00 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Location: Bellevue Christian Center | 1400 Harvell Drive | Bellevue, NE 68505

This year’s event is sponsored by:
Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership (ENCAP)
Heartland Family Service
City of Bellevue – Human Services
Bellevue Christian Center
Bellevue Ministerial Association
Sarpy County – Human Services
Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office
St. Columbkille Church – Papillion