Nic received a standing ovation from the crowd (and his number one fan!) to celebrate an impressive eleven years of sobriety.

Breaking the Silence 2021

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on October 19, 2021

Take it one day at a time – or even just one hour at a time – and it will get better. These are wise words about mental illness and addiction from author, journalist, and devoted father, David Sheff. David and his son Nic are the real-life father and son whose journey to recovery is […]

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Local Agency First in Omaha to Seek Certification for Innovative Mental Health Care Model

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on September 20, 2021

A grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has been awarded to Community Alliance to support implementation of a best-practice care model designed to increase access and improve coordination of mental health services across the lifespan. OMAHA, NE: Community Alliance has been awarded a grant that will support the organization’s efforts […]

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Community Alliance – Reflecting on 40 Years

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on September 20, 2021

“One of the benefits of celebrating anniversaries, especially a milestone anniversary, is the opportunity to reflect on where you’ve been and where you’re going,” said Carole Boye, Community Alliance CEO.  That’s exactly what we asked her and Community Alliance’s Chief Operating Officer Aileen Brady to do in a recent interview about the agency’s 40th Anniversary. […]

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Visual Logo of 40th Anniversary

Celebrating 40 Years of Staying True to our Vision, Values and Purpose

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on August 10, 2021

Forty years ago, she was sitting around the kitchen table with the five people who founded Community Alliance, recalls Carole Boye, Chief Executive Officer. “All five were parents of adult children who had a serious mental illness. Each parent spoke of the heartache and frustration they felt as their children faced a revolving door of hospitalization […]

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Photo of Mary Ahern, Peer Support Supervisor

Making Peer Support a Virtual Experience

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on August 10, 2021

Loneliness and isolation and its impact on clients has been a key concern for the team at Community Alliance throughout the pandemic.  “We know that the very measures needed to protect physical health during this time – things like social distancing, wearing masks and limiting face-to-face contact – can negatively impact mental health,” Aileen Brady, […]

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Psychiatric services are being expanded by Community Alliance with the help of technology.

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on July 5, 2021

Community Alliance has welcomed two new psychiatric providers since the beginning of the year – both experienced nurse practitioners and both experienced in providing services via telehealth. We’ve Expanded How We Serve Clients. “Before the pandemic, we had all in-office prescribers,” said Aileen Brady, Community Alliance chief operating officer. “Then, when the pandemic hit, we […]

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Housing Insecurity – A Crisis Within a Crisis for Many

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on July 5, 2021

COVID-19 is said to have provoked a crisis within a crisis for many who were on the brink of housing instability even before the pandemic. Thousands of renters and homeowners in Omaha and across the State were unable to make rent or mortgage payments due to job furlough or layoff, a cut in hours or […]

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Tree leaf branches with the words "Its okay not to be okay!" on top with "Let's talk about it" at the bottom

Breaking the Silence is More Important than Ever

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on June 8, 2021

Mental illness is among the most common health conditions in the United States. A recent survey by the CDC estimates that 11.2% of all American adults reported regularly feeling worry and anxiety. And 4.7% reported frequently experiencing sadness or symptoms of depression. In fact, more than 50% of American adults will need treatment for a mental […]

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A Year of Rethinking Education and Training

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on June 8, 2021

Staying open, staying open minded  For Stacy Ring, Community Alliance’s Manager of Behavioral Health Education and Training, developing a program for student interns in the middle of a pandemic represented a challenge unlike any she had faced before, but one that she confronted with an open mind and creativity. “We actually never discontinued any onsite […]

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Safe Harbor - Jon Thomsen on the left and Casey Lopez on the right

From Agents of Chaos to Agents of Recovery

Publisher : Community Alliance Staff
Submitted on May 6, 2021

Peer support workers at Safe Harbor are people who have been successful in the recovery process and are dedicated to supporting others through similar circumstances. Through shared understanding, respect and mutual empowerment, peer support specialists can help those in need stay engaged in the recovery process and reduce the likelihood of relapse. In their own […]

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