Catholic Charities Omaha

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mrs. Denise Bartels, Executive Director
Mr. Dave Vankat, Chief Community Engagement Officer
Mrs. Jacque LaPlant, MHA, Chief Officer of Community Wellbeing and Resources
Primary Contact Name
Dave Vankat
Main Address

St. Teresa of Calcutta Campus
9223 Bedford Ave
Omaha, NE 68134
United States

St. Martin de Porres Center
2111 Emmet St
Omaha, NE 68110
United States

St. Juan Diego Center
5211 S 31st St
Omaha, NE 68107
United States

What We Do

For nearly a century, Catholic Charities has been the first responders serving on the frontlines of everyday crisis: providing food to the hungry, safety to the endangered, and support to the suffering. We provide life-changing -- and often life-saving -- services to our neighbors in need. Catholic Charities reaches over 280,000 people every year through services available to all regardless of race, religion, creed, or socioeconomic status. Our goal is to minister to the greatest and most fundamental needs of our community. We provide resources, support and guidance through our programs and services; Behavioral Health Services, Domestic Violence Services, Emergency & Supportive Food Services, Seniors, Immigration Legal Services and a Microbusiness & Asset Development Program. Our work can only happen with the support from donors, volunteers and staff! That is THE POWER OF COMMUNITY!

Interesting Info
  • We serve over 280,000 people annually
  • We are in 23 counties in Nebraska
  • In 2021, we provided over 2.6 million lbs of food to people in need in our community
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Pantry Helpers at St. Juan Diego Center
Repeats weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 8:30am
Weekly at 3:30pm
Flexible Timing

Community Garden Support at St. Martin de Porres
Repeats daily on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 9:00am
Duration of 1 hour

Pantry Helpers at St. Teresa of Calcutta Campus
Repeats weekly on Monday and Thursday at 11:00am
Weekly at 2:30pm
Flexible Timing

Mobile Pantry Volunteer at the Omaha Indian Reservation
Repeats monthly on the first Tuesday at 8:00am
Duration of 9 hours


32nd Annual Irish Fest
Duration of 5 hours
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