Member Agencies

Mental Health Association of Nebraska

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

MHA is a peer operated and participant driven organization serving and providing alternative programs to those who struggle with mental health and/or substance use issues.
 

HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $5 buys toilet paper for a participant.
  • $8 buys bus transportation for a day.
  • $17 buys a WRAP guide/workbook for an 8 week class.
  • $100 funds an hour session of MHA’s Wellness Recovery Action Planning.
  • $150 buys clothing/shoes/necessities for a participant for their first ever real job.
     

A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

My name is Teresa. I was incarcerated from 2010 to 2019 after being convicted of accessory to murder of my husband. Over the course of a 21-year abusive relationship, my husband took everything from me. I was no longer the woman I once was. I thought that by staying by his side that things would change and get better, but they didn’t.

I moved to the work release center in 2017, where I learned about Honu. I was excited to be accepted into the program when I released to Parole in 2019. I spent 6 months at Honu where I was able to get support from peers 24/7. I tried to work two jobs, but my anxiety convinced me that I couldn’t. Prior to being incarcerated, I held two jobs for over 8 years each. I felt defeated.

Upon leaving Honu I decided to apply to be a volunteer. To my surprise, I was offered a full-time position. I finally feel like I have found my purpose in life. Prison taught me who I really am and what I wanted to do with my life, but Honu Home has challenged me to become a confident, stronger, more passionate person. Here, I feel capable of anything. Here, I have found my best self.

 

CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:

Campaign Code: 6066

(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)

State of Nebraska: 708AI

ADDRESS/PHONE:

1645 N Street
Lincoln, NE  68508

402-441-4371

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