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Mental Health Support and Referral Assistance

OPE电子竞技官网 Advocacy Counselors are available to discuss your concerns and determine how to best meet your needs. The OPE电子竞技官网 Advocacy counselors can assist with referrals to campus and community resources that would be most beneficial. They can offer support and guidance, identify options, help you make that initial call to schedule your first appointment, and follow up with you to make sure you're getting the help you need.

Use Reach an OPE电子竞技官网 Advocacy Counselor to schedule an appointment.

Additional Mental Health Resources and Information can found at our Be Kind to Your Mind website.

OPE电子竞技官网 Laptop Program

OPE电子竞技官网's Laptop Loaner program has ended. We appreciate all those who have been involved.

Funding your Education

Available funding types are outlined on the Financial Aid website.

Students who are able to complete a FAFSA, are encouraged to file a FAFSA. If you need further information, here are  FAFSA instructions.

If you need assistance with filing a FAFSA, contact the Financial Aid Office at 531-622-2330.

Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office for information on regular funding resources that may be available.

OPE电子竞技官网 Scholarships - All students - prospective and current - apply once per year through one application and will be considered for each eligible scholarship during every scholarship period. Scholarships may be awarded based on financial need, academic progress, program of study or a combination of these factors.

Crisis Hotlines

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis please call, text or chat 24 hours a day:
If this is an emergency, please call 911
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

  • (800) 273-8255
  • (888) 628-9454 (Spanish)
  • (800) 799-4889 (Options for Deaf and Hard of Hearing)

Nebraska Family Helpline

  • 1-888-866-8660 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Crisis Text Line

  • Text HELLO to 741741

National Domestic Violence Hotline

  • (800) 799-7233

Veterans Crisis Line

  • (800) 273-8255

BoysTown Hotline

  • 1-800-448-3000 or text "VOICE" to 20121 (free resource and counseling service)

Women's Center for Advancement Hotline:

  • 402-346-7273 – offers 24/7 support and services for individuals facing domestic or dating violence, and victims of sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking.

Help with housing concerns or homelessness

The City of Omaha's civil rights law specifically prohibits discrimination in housing based on race, nation of origin, religion, disability, familial status, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. If you are facing a discriminatory housing situation, you can contact the City of Omaha's Human Rights and Relations Department:

Additional community resources include:

Together Inc.

This homeless prevention organization works to keep families in their homes and provides navigation services for rapid rehouse, as well as financial, educational and employment assistance. If you’re in crisis and aren't sure where you will live tomorrow or next month, Together Inc. is available to assist you at 402-345-8047.

Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless

The Omaha metro area’s only collective impact homeless services organization.

SNAP and Food Pantry Assistance

We realize food insecurity is real and have compiled a list of pantries located conveniently near each of our campuses in the four-county area. We hope you will review the list and use these options as a source for food options in the future. Additional food pantry locations can be found at:

OPE电子竞技官网 Student Services staff at all locations can assist with completing a Nebraska SNAP application and provide a list of local food pantries.

Food Bank for the Heartland | 1-855-444-5556 |
Food Bank for the Heartland's SNAP Outreach Team can help you find a pantry, walk through the SNAP application process and access additional community resources.

Nebraska SNAP | | (800) 383-4278
Get help by enrolling in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits.

Additional community resources available to you

  • Information regarding community resources in Nebraska can also be found at
  • Kim Foundation - provides education and resources related to mental illness and suicide prevention.
  • Education Quest - provides free college planning services, scholarship program and complete FAFSA applications.
  • Planned Parenthood - provides affordable healthcare and healthy sex education.
  • Heartland Family Services - therapeutic services for mental health and substance abuse issues.
  • Urban League - provides services for empowering youth, career support and finding affordable health services.
  • Friendship Program - offers adult day rehabilitation and community support services.
  • Center for Holistic Development - employment support services for adults with autism in the Omaha area.

Want to support food insecure students attending OPE电子竞技官网?

It’s hard to focus on school when you’re hungry. Supporting food insecure students is possible through donations made to the Student Food Insecurity Fund at the Metropolitan Community College Foundation donation page.

Note: OPE电子竞技官网 COVID-19 supports are not a guarantee of financial aid or tuition adjustments, but OPE电子竞技官网 will make every effort to assist students within institutional policies and federal guidelines from the U.S. Department of Education.