Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
JohnCarl Benzion Emet Denkovich, BA, MPA
Primary Contact Name
JohnCarl Denkovich
Main Address

Financial Office
2101 S 42nd Street
c/o Heartland Family Service
Omaha, NE 68105
United States

What We Do

IT TAKES A DREAM, knowledge, and passion to fix what has long been broken for LGBTQ+ communities. Most importantly, it takes people like YOU - people who will join us to DREAM BIG! We can do anything. DREAMS ARE ONLY PLANS THAT HAVEN'T HAPPENED YET. They become reality when we chase them, TOGETHER!

WE HAVE A LOCATION! And we are goaled to open to the public in June 2023, just in time for LGBTQ+ Pride month. Will you help us ensure that we are ready for the immense need for staffing and services in our community? Find out how...

Omaha ForUs believes when LGBTQ+ individuals are empowered & informed, we can best bridge gaps in care, culture, community, and service to one another. Through place-based community development, we create intentional community and equitable space, because there can be 'nothing about us, without us,'

Establish physical space, enriching programming, and comprehensive networks of care in service to LGBTQ+ individuals & families of eastern Nebraska, western Iowa.

Chip in through our SHARE Omaha platform, visit our website anytime at, Send a donation easily through Vemo @OmahaForUs, or mail a check to our financial office. You can even rock Omaha ForUs gear for purchase by visiting our online store at: - powered by Bonfire.

Interesting Info
  • Omaha is one of only seven of the United States' Top 50 cities without an LGBTQ+ center.
  • Two Nebraska studies show pervasive mental health concerns (80%), considering suicide (50%) and/or experiencing homelessness (25%), far more than non-LGBTQ+.
  • A 2019 study shows strong desire for “inclusive, all-ages LGBTQ+ gathering space, not centered around alcohol,” of which none currently exist.
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