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In less than 48 hours temperatures dropped from the 60s to the teens in Omaha. The blast of arctic air to start the week is causing more people to escape the cold at the Siena Francis House.
A group of veterinarians and volunteers is on a mission to help the most vulnerable pets and owners in the community.
With one of the coldest and longest winters in recent memory, the Siena Francis House is doing its best to keep up.
Hundreds of men and women looked for warm clothes and shelter Sunday.
Monday evening, the Siena Francis House sheltered 89 people in its 40-bed women’s shelter and was nearly at double capacity in its men’s shelter. Officials are anticipating more arrivals throughout the week.
For the past 15 years, the Choi's have served Korean food to guests at the Siena/Francis House.
The shelter sees an influx of people when the temperatures get extremely cold. Thursday night it housed more than 100 men over its capacity.
Sunday’s storm has homeless shelters on high alert. The Siena/Francis house said it is ready for the influx of people but will need help after the storm is over.
As the season of giving begins, Omaha's Siena/Francis House is building something to last far beyond the holidays.
The start of the holiday season is bringing the annual outpouring of support from volunteers.
Construction is underway on a new shelter for homeless people at Siena-Francis House in north downtown Omaha.
The Siena/Francis House did its part Sunday helping veterans facing homelessness in the area by delivering backpacks with daily essentials.
Volunteers from the Omaha Farmers Market took time out of their Saturday night to donate items and serve meals to homeless guests at the Siena/Francis House.
Nearly 300 individuals participated in the 2018 Hope for the Homeless 5K Walk/Run benefiting Siena/Francis House.
Thursday some of Omaha's homeless got a special treat from an area business. Kona Ice brought their truck, from Lincoln to the Siena/Francis House on Nicholas Street to hand out free icy treats.
Linda Twomey, executive director of the Siena-Francis House, thanked Stothert for budgeting $50,000 for her organization.
Esprit Whispering Ridge will hold a Golf Scramble at Miracle Hills Golf Course on Thursday, September 6. All proceeds will benefit Siena/Francis House.
Siena/Francis House is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $198,600 grant from United Way of the Midlands.
Siena/Francis House has received a $25,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of the Emergency Shelter and Meals program.
Heritage Services plans to raise $15 million for the Siena/Francis House.
Yoshua Piescer said he was a little scared the other night when a homeless man waved him over in front of the Siena-Francis House homeless shelter.
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.