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Release Ministries

Aug 15, 2018 12:37PM ● By Sponsored Content

Mission Statement

Release Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization seeking to affect at-risk youth and their families with the life-changing love of Jesus Christ, releasing them to be all God intends them to be—together, safe, healthy, and free.

Wish List

  • Foster care parents
  • Volunteer mentors
  • Monetary donations
  • Banquet participants

Upcoming Events

  • 25-Year Celebration March 30, 2019
  • 21st Annual Bill Ellett Memorial Golf Classic Summer 2019


Twenty-five years ago, two men went to the Douglas County Youth Center (DCYC) with a Bible and a boom box to help the youth incarcerated there find a better way. Today, not only is Release Ministries still there, but the ministry is active throughout the city, seeing youth, their families, and future generations being transformed through a relationship with God and safe, intentional, and loving adults.

Brag Lines

Although Release Ministries has never forgotten its roots, the organization has grown into a multi-pronged movement, serving marginalized youth and children from the time clients are removed from homes until the time they can be reunited with families. In the last year, Release assisted over 1100 youth and children who were at risk of removal or had already been removed from homes, and worked with over 250 families, enabling them to become safe and healthier places to live and receive their children back home.

Pay it Forward

  • There are many ways to support Release:
  •  Come check out the 25-Year Celebration 
  •  Be a foster parent
  •  Be a foster parent supporter
  •  Be a mentor
  •  Join the staff
  • Make a monthly donation:
    •  $10 monthly supports Bible study incentive program for two youth
    •  $20 monthly trains and matches one mentor with a youth for a year

Release Ministries

3223 N. 45th St. Omaha, NE 68104 402-455-0808

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