While our focus is providing treatment for women with behavioral health issues, the women we serve experience a multitude of complex social issues. In addition to treating substance use disorders and mental illness, issues like homelessness, domestic violence and poverty are inextricably intertwined. 92% of the women we serve report having experienced trauma in their lives, many from an early age.
In fiscal year 2017-2018, St. Monica’s served 401 women in one or more of our seven programs. They ranged in age between 17-62 with an average age of 31.
Individuals with behavioral health issues often have a difficult time maintaining employment. With limited or no advanced education, the jobs our women are able to secure pay minimum wage with no benefits. Of the women we served in 2015/2016, 80% were unemployed at admission with 91% earning less than $10,000 annually.
Earning power also impacts access to safe and affordable housing which is demonstrated in the following statistic: 36% of the women we served last year were either homeless, in a shelter, or in a treatment/recovery institution with no permanent housing in place.
How to Give
1. Click here to donate online now.
2. Special Projects
You may designate your gift as an honor, memorial or tribute. If you have an idea of how you'd like to make a special impact on the lives of the women we serve, call our Development Manager, Maggie Montoya, at (402) 441-3768, ext. 107 or Development Assistant, Valerie Murphy, at (402) 441-3768, ext. 111 to discuss the many opportunities available at St. Monica's.
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You may also give with a check made payable to St. Monica's. Please send contributions to the address below. Thank you!
120 Wedgewood Drive
Lincoln, NE 68510-2431