Disability Community Leaders of Nebraska
At Hands of Heartland, we strive to help individuals with developmental disabilities live full lives. We offer a variety of services that assist with that goal, and we do everything possible to tailor our programs to each person so that they get the most they can out of all of our services.
Who We Are
We’re an organization that’s committed to providing safe and supportive environments for people with disabilities. We want these individuals to live fulfilling and independent lives. We don’t ignore their struggle. We’re a group of committed, highly-trained, and compassionate people who know how important it is to participate in all facets of life, and we make sure that the people we support can experience everything it has to offer no matter what they have on their plate.
Why We Care
We care because some aspects of life can seem closed off to people living with disabilities. At Hands of Heartland, we simply don’t think that needs to be the case.
We think it’s important for each person we support to experience the many joys of life and get the opportunity to grow. Our programs empower people and their families to branch out and become real members of their community.
How We Help
We support people with developmental disabilities in many ways, including the following services:
Residential services: We can people with developmental disabilities to live more independent lives with our residential services. Our continuous residential services can place up to three people in a home with the support of Hands of Heartland team members. Our independent living services are ideal for pairs of people who can live together with less oversight. We also offer services that can support family members of people with developmental disabilities who live at home.
Supported Employment/Vocational Rehabilitation
People with developmental disabilities can be a productive member of the workforce. It can promote dignity and be a great social outlet for many people. We offer job training/supported employment and other services that can help people build a skill set, learn more about working, and attain a higher degree of independence.
Respite care: We also help caregivers and family members who occasionally need a break from supporting a loved one in the home. Family members can take care of their own personal matters without leaving their family member unattended and in a potentially unsafe situation.
Expanding Our Services
We have been providing these services to people with developmental disabilities and their families in Omaha, but we’re always expanding and seeking to assist as many people as we can. Now we are assisting people throughout Nebraska, in Lincoln, Fremont, Blair, West Point, Grand Island, and surrounding communities, and we’ll hopefully be able to continue growing so that we can reach even more people.
Learn More About What We Do
To learn more about what we do, our vocational services, and everything else that we can provide to people with developmental disabilities, visit our website and blog. Keep an eye on what we’re offering at Hands of Heartland, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have a loved one with a developmental disability who can benefit from what we do.