Catholic Charities Unveils New Northwest Omaha Campus


Catholic Charities of Omaha on Thursday unveiled its new Northwest Omaha campus and headquarters building.

The organization moved from its previous headquarters building to the new facility near 60th and Maple Streets, north of 90th and Maple Streets.

The 36,000-square-foot campus will allow the organization to expand services to a new part of the community as well as house administrative offices.

Rev. Mike Eckley said, “This ribbon cutting of our new campus helps us live in a new community, continues to grow our programs in another part of Omaha and it also sets us up for continued growth in the future. Is.” Executive Director.

During a ceremony on Thursday, officials unveiled the site’s new name – St. Teresa of Calcutta Complex.

Ackley said he chose the saint, also known as Mother Teresa, because her name is synonymous with helping the poor.

“It is entirely appropriate that we look to him as an example of how we are to serve and cope with each of our brothers and sisters,” he said.

Attendees also heard from Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and Mike Moylan, a member of the Catholic Charities of Omaha Foundation Board.

Omaha Archbishop George Lucas blessed the grounds and building after the ceremony.

Moylan said the project took about two years to complete. He said the design of the organization’s previous building was inefficient.

The new space includes a food pantry, offices and a community engagement room. The campus will also assist in food distribution for those who are from home or for mobile pantries. Outpatient mental health services, school therapists and domestic violence advocates are also on site.

In the past year, Catholic Charities has served more than 300,000 Nebraskans and distributed over 2.8 million pounds of food.

The organization provides behavioral health services, family strengthening services, immigration legal services and domestic violence services, among others.

Catholic Charities will continue to serve North Omaha at the St. Martin de Porres Center and South Omaha at the St. Juan Diego Center.

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