Annual Highlights & Outcomes
Community Alliance provided multiple services for persons with serious mental illness within 12 distinct program areas during 2015, including services designed to end homelessness, create jobs, teach important personal and community living skills, improve physical and mental health and wellness, and providing both peer and family support. Among the year’s outcomes and highlights:
2,606 men and women were served agency-wide at 4 program sites and 16 residential sites located throughout the metro Omaha area and in Fremont, Nebraska.
151,874 visits were made by Community Alliance staff to individuals living in the community to foster wellness, provide encouragement and teaching, and support recovery.
87% of all persons served remained out of the hospital for the entire year.
93% of clients responding said they were satisfied with Community Alliance services and that these services had positively impacted their quality of life.
94% of surveyed stakeholders, including family members, referral sources, employers and others were satisfied with Community Alliance services and collaboration.
96% of the 333 adults experiencing homelessness assisted by Community Alliance’s street outreach and transitional case management teams were linked to psychiatric evaluation or other mental health services; 64% were helped to obtain housing outside the shelter system.
477 people made 6,016 visits to the agency’s integrated health center providing psychiatric and primary health care. Among participants, 58% showed significant improvements in mental health, 49% in cholesterol levels, and 56% in blood glucose or diabetes management. Decreases in weight, BMI and cigarette smoking were also noted.
242 persons were provided housing in Community Alliance’s group residential and apartment facilities totaling 67,611 community housing days.
102 persons were helped to secure competitive jobs in their field of choice and continued to receive ongoing employment supports.
60% of all initial Social Security disability applications submitted by the SOAR team were approved at initial application; another 17% were approved at reconsideration.
96% of the 425 guests receiving services at Safe Harbor peer run crisis diversion center reported that the services received there averted an emergency room or hospital visit; in addition, the center responded to 10,777 warm line calls.
120 persons participated in peer facilitated recovery classes including Wellness Recovery Action Planning, Whole Health Action Management, Living Well, and RentWise.
40 friends and family members completed the 12 week Family-to-Family class offered by Community Alliance in collaboration with NAMI-Nebraska.
604 students and residents from 8 academic institutions and representing 11 disciplines were hosted at Community Alliance during the year.