Omaha Public Radio News
Mon February 4, 2008
Social service campus proposed to fight homelessness
By Katie Knapp
Omaha, NE – Mayor Mike Fahey called for the creation of a social service campus, involving the efforts of the private sector, city, social service agencies, and advocates for the homeless. Siena-Francis House Executive Director Mike Saklar says such a campus could provide a wide range of services. The homeless could receive medical assistance, legal help, job training, and other services in one location. Saklar says there are two basic needs in Omaha to fight homelessness. The first is a safe, warm shelter where the city's homeless can take refuge at night. The second is a service component that seeks to find permanent solutions.