Carole Boye, Community Alliance’s CEO, said mental health challenges were apparent in the community before the COVID-19 pandemic. But the pandemic has increased the number of people experiencing mental health challenges and spotlighted the area’s lack of capacity and access to behavioral health care.
Omaha’s Community Alliance to build new headquarters at 71st Street and Mercy Road
by Julie Anderson – Omaha World Herald
Community Alliance, an Omaha nonprofit that has served Nebraskans with mental illness for 40 years, has announced plans to expand services and build a 120,000-square-foot headquarters at 71st Street and Mercy Road.
“Our goal — and we’re not there yet — is if somebody walks in, we can say, ‘How can we help you today?’” Boye said. “Not make an appointment for a month or two from now.”
Community Alliance, now located at 41st and Leavenworth Streets, serves between 3,300 and 3,500 people a year, she said. Over the next five years, the organization envisions serving about 10,000 people a year.
To accomplish that goal, Boye said, Community Alliance has begun hiring staff, tapping four federal grants it has received over roughly the past two years.
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