Our History


Specialized team-based re-entry services for justice-involved individuals with mental health needs launched.

Community Alliance adds levels of substance use treatment options including assessment, outpatient, and intensive outpatient modalities.

Construction begins on new program headquarters, designed to offer a full range of treatment, rehabilitation, and recovery support services accessible in one location and fully integrated with primary health care, a health and wellness center and comprehensive care coordination.


Community Alliance first in Omaha, and third in State to adopt new national framework for organization and delivery of community mental health services, meeting initial standards for designaton as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC).

The agency closes on building purchase and prepares for launch of capital campaign for new program facilities to meet client growth and expand service offerings.


Community Alliance responds to pandemic by instituting comprehensive educational and safety measures and rapidly standing up telehealth services and other alternative means to maintain engagement and direct service delivery to clientele.

In partnership with Nebraska Health and Human Services and Public Health Division, receive 5 year federal SAMHSA grant to expand services and develop a replicable model of integrated health service delivery for adults with serious mental illness.

At year end and in collaboration with Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare and Nebraska Division of Behavioral Health Services, pilot a revitalized First Episode Psychosis program, utilizing this best practice model to provide psychiatric, counseling, and supported education and employment services to adolescents and young adults age 14 to 35.


Community Alliance’s Peers in Shelters program receives “Most Inspiring Practice” award from Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, recognizing the positive impact of peers in mitigating crisis and confusion along with providing hope and an added layer of practical support among those experiencing mental illness in area’s emergency shelters.


Community Alliance receives the 2018 Integrity Award, given by the Better Business Bureau to organizations that demonstrate a sustained commitment to ethical business practices and going above and beyond in serving their stakeholders and their community.

With addition of a full-time primary healthcare provider and nurse care coordinator, agency’s integrated health care clinic is open on a full-time basis, with walk-in hours and same day access.


Community Alliance affirms commitment to best practices in its business operations and governance by joining the ‘Best Practices Partnership’ disseminated by the Nonprofit Association of the Midlands. Process includes a self-assessment of legal compliance and recommended practices in 12 major areas of nonprofit management.

SOAR program expands with the support of local foundation.

Innovative pilot program developed between United Way of the Midlands, homeless shelters, and Community Alliance, placing trained peer support teams inside emergency shelters to help alleviate frequent crisis situations experienced by individuals with mental health concerns.


SAMHSA integrated care demonstration grant ends; Community Alliance hires primary care provider and obtains health clinic license in support of decision to directly provide primary healthcare and sustain these services for clients.

Two Community Alliance programs receive local United Way funding for first time.


SOAR team receives first “Most Inspiring Award” from Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless, recognizing the positive outcomes achieved among the most vulnerable of community’s homeless when utilizing the national, best practice SOAR model.


Community Alliance receives the 2014 ‘Recovery Award’, given by the state’s Director of Behavioral Health Services to an agency that improves behavioral health in Nebraska and furthers individual recovery.

Outpatient psychiatric services expanded to full-time.


The agency initiates outpatient psychiatric and therapy services as part of continued expansion of integrated primary and behavioral health services and to help meet an identified shortage of such services.

Achieved third perfect accreditation review and record fourth out of the past five site surveys conducted since 2001; peer run crisis diversion services, accredited for first time, cited as an exemplary service by national accreditation body.


The agency establishes an innovative peer-run crisis diversion service, offering on-site support for up to 24 hours as well as telephone “warm” line services.

Community Alliance awarded one of 33 federal SAMHSA grants nationwide, and first in the Midwest (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri) to develop integrated physical and behavioral health service model; partner with OneWorld Community Health Centers to offer primary healthcare on-site at Community Alliance.


SOAR program, a national best-practices model assisting individuals with the complex application process for Social Security disability, integrated within Community Alliance’s array of services.

Community Alliance celebrates the 15th anniversary of ‘Breaking the Silence’ and its 30th anniversary as an organization.