Siena/Francis House
Homeless Shelter

The region's largest shelter providing food, shelter,
clothing and hope to homeless men, women and children











How You Can Help !!

Here's how YOU can get involved:

Volunteers make a HUGE difference at our shelter daily! YOU can help in a variety of ways. You could serve a meal, volunteer for one of our special projects during your free time or commit to an ongoing volunteer position.

You could also share your talents or skills by offering your time to help us in a more professional capacity.


We are always looking for volunteers who may possess – and be able to share their – expertise, skills & talents in a variety of areas, such as;

  • Educators
  • Nutritionists
  • Artists
  • Musicians
  • Computer Coaching (job description)
  • Beauticians/Barbers
  • Exercise Instructors
  • Meal Server/Preparers (job description

Not sure what you want to do click HERE and tell us more about your availability, interests and ask questions.

Click HERE for FAQ about volunteering at the Siena/Francis House.


How do I get started?

Click HERE and tell us more about yourself.

Email Stephanie Beister, Volunteer Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 402-341-1821 ext 1216 and speak with Stephanie directly.

Check out Siena/Francis House on Facebook & Twitter (@siena_francis) also for upcoming volunteer opportunities and news on how you can get involved!


Click HERE to read the latest issue of Volunteer News.

You can also check out JustServe.org for updated listings! Click HERE.





Wanting to donate items to help our shelter guests? Most of the food, toiletries, linens and supplies used by the shelter are collected from the general public. Collecting items for donation can be a fun activity for all ages!


Looking for more information on what our most urgent needs are? Check out our NEEDS LIST. Items can be donated to our Siena/Francis House Baright Shelter dock, located at 1111 North 17th Street from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm daily. Need help unloading those heavy boxes, we have staff that are there to assist you in unloading your items. Receipts are provided at time of donation.


For more information or questions on how to get started email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



As a charitable organization, the Siena/Francis House looks to the generosity of the community for our physical needs as well as for our financial ones. Fundraising can start as simple as children saving their nickels and dimes from a lemonade stand and donating them to our shelter.

Other ideas include:

  • Businesses promoting a Friday “jeans” day, where employees pay a couple of dollars for the privilege of wearing jeans for a day
  • Some businesses allow a percentage of sales on a given day to go toward supporting our program.
  • Schools hold fundraising dances
  • Churches may take up special collections on behalf of our shelter

If you are interested in partnering with Siena Francis House in a fundraising effort, contact Tim Sully

  • at 402-341-1821 or
  • by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Donating a Vehicle

Do you have an old car, truck, or van that you’re not sure what to do with? You may wish to consider donating it to the Siena/Francis House.

Through this donation, you will provide a “hand up” to a person in our addiction recovery program who is graduating and moving out of the House and onto his or her own. Besides the satisfaction you will get for helping this graduate to become a contributing member of our community, you will also receive a letter of receipt, allowing you to claim a fair market value deduction for this vehicle donation on your taxes. Please call Siena/Francis House Development Director, Tim Sully, at 341-1821 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions regarding making a vehicle donation.

On behalf of the graduate who will greatly benefit from your donation, thank you, in advance, for your thoughtful consideration.


Monetary Donations

The main source of financial support of the Siena/Francis House is from personal donations from individuals and households in our community. In general, donors make personal charitable contributions to our shelter because they value our mission of providing food, shelter, and clothing to the poorest of our community.

Other donors make more lasting gifts to support the poor and homeless of our community by including the Siena/Francis House in their estates, as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or as a beneficiary of a retirement account. These types of “legacy” gifts go a long way in helping our organization provide food, shelter, and clothing services that so many in our community desperately need.

Please donate now by clicking HERE.

Or you can make checks payable to:

Siena/Francis House

And send to:

P.O. Box 217 DTS
Omaha, NE  68101


Click Here for the Donor Bill of Rights

Click Here for Estate Planning

Click Here for Financial Information

If you wish to have your donation automatically withdrawn from your bank account, this option is now available by filling out our online donation form, or you may print and fill out the Direct Deposit form and return to Siena/Francis House.  Call Debbie Clemons or Tim Sully, 402-341-1821, for questions or information on this donation opportunity.