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:

Serving a Meal

Dinner is served 365 days a year with brunch on Sundays and Holidays. Volunteers dish the food on the plates in the food line and then deliver them to our guests who are seated in the dining room.

Time Needed: 4:30 to 7:15pm for dinner (served seven days a week) 8:30 to 11:15am for brunch on Sundays and Holidays

Available To: Individuals, families, and groups of 2 to 15 - minimum age 12

For more information on serving meals at the shelter, contact – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Needs

Sorting: Donations such as toiletries, canned goods, clothing, books, craft items, etc. are often delivered to us in large quantities or with several different items in the same bag. These must be sorted, repackaged and moved to an appropriate storage area.

Projects: Throughout the year we have a variety of projects available such as yard clean-up, painting, decorating for holidays, making toiletry packets, writing thank you notes, and computer inputting.

For more information on special projects at the shelter, contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special Events: Assistance is needed with special events such as the annual and Walk/Run as well as other events.

Time Commitment: 2 hours or as needed for project. Usually Saturdays, some weekdays and evenings

Available to: Individuals, families and groups of 2 to 10 as determined by project

Click here to read more about Special Events



Most of the food, toiletries, linens and supplies used by the shelter are collected from the general public. This is a fun activity for kids of all ages to organize and execute through their school, church, youth group, neighborhood, or scout troop. Adults too can be involved through their office, business, civic and social organizations.

Refer to the "Needs List" for a comprehensive list of items used at the shelter. This activity gives participants a tremendous sense of accomplishment because of the number of lives they are able to touch with their donations.

Time Commitment: At your convenience - we always have a need for items on the "Needs List"

Available to: Individuals, families and groups of all sizes and ages

For more information on gatherings, contact - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can drop off all donation items to the loading dock of our Siena/Francis House Baright Shelter, located at 1111 North 17th Street.  The loading dock is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. every day of the year.  The courteous men staffing the dock – all of whom are in our shelter’s job training program – will give you a receipt at the time you make your donation”



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, please 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.