Heartland Family Service events give you an enjoyable, fun way to help others in the community. Each event either supports a variety of services or one specific program. Consider attending one of our events with friends and family. Investing in these events through donations, sponsorships, and volunteerism greatly assists Heartland Family Service in helping hundreds of people throughout eastern Nebraska and southwest Iowa.

Signature Events

“Carnival of Love” Gala |  Saturday, February 18, 2023
Our largest fundraiser is a community favorite! The “Carnival of Love” Gala provides the opportunity to see how our programs help individuals and families create their own path toward healing and sustainability while sharing their stories of success. This event is hosted by the Heartland Family Service Friends Guild.

For more information, sponsorship opportunities or to become a member of the Friends Guild, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Strike A Chord” Gala | June 10, 2022 | Mid-America Center, Council Bluffs, IA
Join us for the Heartland Family Service “Strike a Chord Gala

All proceeds from the Heartland Family Service “Strike a Chord” Gala will benefit Heartland Family Service programs in southwest Iowa, including our K-12 Therapeutic School for students with major mental health diagnoses; housing and support services for families experiencing homelessness; professional mental health counseling for children and their parents; and prevention, education, and treatment for those struggling with substance use and problem gambling.

For more information, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Safe Haven Golf Tournament | Friday, August 26, 2022 | Eagle Hills Golf Course, Papillion, NE
For this annual fundraiser, the public is invited to come play golf in support of our Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program, including the Safe Haven concealed shelter for women and children who are fleeing a violent home.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Salute to Families | Thursday, November 10, 2022 | Happy Hollow Country Club, Omaha, NE
Dating back to 1981, this program honors four Nebraska families for their strong family life and community service. In addition, a Family Advocate Award is presented to an individual or group who has demonstrated direct action in services or issues that strengthen families. Each spring we ask the community for nominations. Selected families are then recognized at our annual recognition dinner in November.

For more information or to sponsor this event, contact or (402) 552-7424.

Community Events

Good Works 101 | Monthly Dates
You’re invited to attend Good Works 101 Lunch and Learn! Join us for a bite to eat and learn how Heartland Family Service programs and services impact our community from John Jeanetta, Heartland Family Service President and CEO. 

For more information or to RSVP for the next Good Works 101, contact or (402) 552-7475.

Do Good Days | May 17-19, 2022 | Omaha metro
This multi day, online fundraising event is organized by Share Omaha to raise support for nonprofits in Douglas and Sarpy counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa. For more information on how you can help, contact

View more information about our programs

Child & Family

Counseling & Prevention

Housing & Financial Stability