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Women providing healing, promoting hope

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 25, 2022    in

Continuing with the celebration of the National Women’s History Month theme of "Providing Healing, Promoting Hope", we asked several community leaders to provide their thoughts on their hope for the Omaha metro’s future. According to the National Women’s History Alliance, “The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and recovery.” 


 
CHARITA DAILEY – CHANGE OF OMAHA, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
What is your hope for the Omaha metro area?

Do Good Days: Start planning your acts of good!

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 24, 2022    in
The past two years haven’t been easy. Individuals, families and organizations have all been stretched thin in one way or another. But despite what we often see in movies, where characters become selfish and individualistic in the face of disruption and challenges, we know that’s not the case in our community.

Doing good is valued here.

In addition to the small acts of kindness we see each day, like neighbors checking in and looking out for one another, we also know that, together, we’re capable of incredible collective giving efforts. Last year, when SHARE Omaha asked our community to be a part of the first ever Do Good campaign, you answered our call: $2.5 million was raised through donations to nonprofits, including matching gifts. 1,874 items were donated for Wish List Wednesday. 1,247 people got involved on Volun-Thursday for a combined 2,885 hours.

Women providing healing, promoting hope: Omaha Better Birth Project

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 9, 2022    in

For March’s Women’s History Month, we look to the 2022 theme designated by National Women’s History Alliance. This year’s theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope." Omaha Better Birth Project does just that.

Omaha Better Birth Project (OBBP) works to decrease inequities in childbirth by providing access to doula services, childbirth education, and prenatal & postpartum support for low-income and teen families in the Omaha area. OBBP shares that providing mothers with doulas and childbirth education classes are evidence-based practices that reduce the risk of a traumatic birth or birth complication and lead to better outcomes. However, the cost associated with childbirth education and doula services is often a significant barrier to low-income and teen families.

Women providing healing, promoting hope: Rejuvenating Women

Written by Katie Fourney    on March 1, 2022    in
As we enter March’s Women’s History Month, we look to the 2022 theme designated by National Women’s History Alliance. This year’s theme is "Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope."
 
Rejuvenating Women is a non­profit organization here in the Omaha metro that embodies this theme.  They provide hope and restoration to those who have suffered trauma from human trafficking. They develop long-lasting relationships with “deeply wounded women by loving each and every one right where she is in life.” They raise awareness of both labor and sex trafficking in the community as well as invest in the lives of victims and survivors who are living in their residential home and those participating in the programs.