Gangs & Gang Violence

When you’re a teen, wanting to belong to a group with your friends is natural. Sometimes teens become involved with groups they decide aren’t good for them. One example is a gang. If you are being pressured to join a gang or if you have already become involved with a gang, the following agencies or groups may be able to help you.

Heartland Family Service

Youthnet Counseling

Individual and family counseling for middle school-age youth involved in high risk behavior, including truancy, substance abuse, gang involvement, pregnancy, etc. Counseling also includes siblings. Counseling services may be provided in the home, at school or at the Family Service locations. Counseling services available at various locations.


HFS: Central Office

Address 2101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM-8PM; Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM


HFS: South Office

Address 4007 Harrison St
Omaha, NE 68147
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-6 PM; Thursday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM


HFS: North Office

Address 6720 N 30th St
Omaha, NE 68112
Phone (402) 553-3000


HFS: West Office

Address 614 N 108th Court
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM-6 PM


HFS: Papillion Office

Address 1246 Golden Gate Dr, Suite 2
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone (402) 553-3000


HFS: Council Bluffs

Address 515 E Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday & Thursday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Lutheran Family Services Of Nebraska

All locations offer individual, couple, and family counseling for a variety of emotional and mental health problems. Specialized groups in some locations. Accepts most insurance. Sliding fee available based on eligibility. Bi-lingual and hearing impaired services available at the Bellevue office. Confidential


For more information contact 24 hr. answering service: (402) 342-7007


LFS Main Office

Address 124 S 24th St, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone (402) 342-7007
Hours 24-hr answering service


Omaha Police Gang Unit

Assists youth that need information about and alternatives to involvement with problems such as drugs or gangs. You may use this hot line number to share information about graffiti or drug activity.


Address 505 S 15th St
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone (402) 444-5990
Hours Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM

Urban League of Nebraska

This program is designed to engage High-risk, in and out-of-school youth and young adults who face barriers to staying in school, who may sometimes suffer or perpetrate acts of violence or negative behaviors, who are not achieving at age and grade appropriate academic levels.

The Urban League offers a variety of programs and services focused on empowering Nebraska’s youth, providing career support, finding affordable health care services and creating safer communities. The Urban League of Nebraska also invests in community leaders, connecting individuals and organizations to volunteer and leadership opportunities.

The mission of the Urban League of Nebraska is to be an empowering voice in the community advocating for economic self-reliance, parity, power, civil rights and equal opportunity for all.


Help Line 8 AM-4:30 PM (402) 453-9730


Address 3040 Lake Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Phone (402) 453-9730
Hours 8 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Print | Sitemap
© NCJW Omaha Section