Heartland Family Service and Holy Name Housing Corporation hosted a grand opening for their newly completed joint project, the North Omaha Intergenerational Human Services Campus, on Thursday, May 12.
Now fully operational, this two-site, $31 million project provides to the neighborhood a bustling network for youth and seniors, as well as supportive housing for families.
The back half of the 9.8 acre-campus, the former site of St. Richard School, at the corner of Fontenelle and Fort Streets houses 44 cottages that make up the Holy Name Housing Corporation Senior Cottages Village. The school building, which was completed in February 2015, houses senior programming at the Heartland Family Service Generations Center, as well as the Youth Links crisis stabilization program for juvenile offenders. Across the street, the old rectory building is now the home to the Holy Name Housing Corporation’s administrative offices and a Charles Drew Health Center.
The final phase of the project was completed in April about a mile to the southwest at 48th and Sahler Streets. The former site of the Park Crest Apartments now houses Heartland Family Service Family Works, a supportive sober housing program with eight residential units for pregnant women and mothers and 16 housing units for families.
“The completion of the North Omaha Intergenerational Human Services Campus is a significant milestone that was possible only with the participation of our many community partners, tax credit investors, and private donors,” said John Jeanetta, President and CEO of Heartland Family Service. “Our vision for the future is a bold one and already we are seeing the fruits of our efforts as the generations come together on our campus to live, learn, and help one another. While we know these interactions are transformational for the people we serve, we also know the cumulative impact of our efforts will serve to strengthen our community as well.”