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Freezing cold temperatures and biting winds are a problem for anyone outside, but for the Metro's homeless population they're dangerous and possibly deadly.

Linda Twomey has started her job as executive director of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter.

Linda Twomey has assumed responsibilities as the Executive Director of the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter.

In Omaha, living out on the streets this time of year could mean death. That's why local shelters are taking this time to accept more people than what their facilities can handle.

After brutally cold wind-chills this morning, weather conditions were expected to warm up a bit today into the midteens in the Omaha area.

Nebraska’s largest homeless shelter is packed. Tim Sully with the Siena-Francis House in Omaha says they have 392 beds and have been housing more than 500

A special Christmas gift for our community's homeless was delivered on Thursday.

Who says gift-giving should end for the year on Dec. 25? Certainly nobody at Omaha’s Siena/Francis House homeless shelter.

A team of men staying in the Siena-Francis house are serving 350 people for a Christmas brunch.

This year 105 people have died while homeless in the Omaha Metro.

Every other year, the class participates in the Empty Bowls project, using their own handiwork very concretely to tell a story about hunger, about helping and about how students can learn outside the classroom.

The man who prepared a special Thanksgiving meal for the homeless at the Siena Francis House knows all too well what it's like to be on the receiving end of that kindness.

One by one, the veterans stepped to the front of some 450 people gathered for lunch.

Sunday is usually a day off for the stylists in Papillion, but thanks to one boy's noble goal they are working overtime.

With the weather turning colder, it's more important than ever to start to get your closets cleaned out and get those warm clothes to those who need it.

Representatives from the Family Fare on South 108th Street presented a $1,300 check to the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter.

Chris Eynon is the Treatment Coordinator at the Siena/Francis House. Right now, he works for the same program he went through as an addict around 10 years ago.

Mike Saklar, the executive director of the Siena/Francis House, is retiring after 16 years. The board recognized his career in helping the homeless calling him the driving force in the community.

The leader of the Siena/Francis House Homeless Shelter is retiring this week. Mike Saklar has helped transform more than just a few industrial lots in North Downtown Omaha.

Our Impact This Year

  • People Served


  • Nights of Shelter


  • Meals Served


  • People Housed


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