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New Visions Homeless Services

Aug 15, 2018 12:50PM ● By Sponsored Content

Mission Statement

Feed the hungry, heal the hurting, and touch the lives of those in need.

Wish List

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Diapers
  • Disinfectant cleaners
  • Hamburger
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Household goods
  • Laundry soap
  • MAT bus tickets
  • Monetary donations
  • Paper towels
  • Razors
  • Salt, pepper, and other seasonings
  • Socks and underwear
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Turkeys
  • Washcloths
  • Household goods

Upcoming Events

New Visions Community Wide Christmas Celebration Dec. 18, 2018


New Visions Homeless Services was founded in 1995 in Council Bluffs as MOHM’S Place to provide meals to the hungry. In September 2008, the New Visions Complex in Council Bluffs was built. This facility houses southwest Iowa’s only emergency men’s shelter, community meal site, and permanent supportive housing. In 2012, New Visions Omaha Campus was built to address the specific needs of veterans that are experiencing homelessness. These services include 40 fully furnished apartments to street-level veterans, transportation, daily meals, and access to on-site mental health and substance abuse therapists. 

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In 2017, New Visions provided 42,340 nights of shelter to 805 men; served over 100,000 meals to 2,500 hungry men, women, and children; provided 14,600 nights of housing to 32 chronically homeless men and women; and provided 9,490 nights of safe housing to 62 veterans that were experiencing homelessness on the streets of the Omaha metro. All New Visions services are related to addressing basic needs and helping to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in our community.

Pay it Forward

New Visions depends upon the community’s generosity and are grateful for all who pay it forward, and invest in those who are experiencing homelessness and hunger. People can partner with New Visions to provide over 100,000 meals a year to the hungry; hope to over 800 seeking a safe place of refuge from the harsh conditions of the streets; a home to 94 men, women, and veterans who found safe housing in one of New Visions’ apartments, and Christmas gifts to over 2,000 children in the Metro Area.

New Visions Homeless Services

1435 N. 15th St. Council Bluffs, IA 51501

The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.