Issue Cafes in November

IPL partners with OTOC to provide Issue Cafes to educate the public around current events, the work of OTOC Action Teams, and ways people can become engaged on issues important to them.

All events are at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson Street in the Old Market. There is parking in the lot across the street for $2

All events are at 6:45-8 pm

Upcoming Events:

  • Nov. 5: Mental Health Emergency Services Panel
  • Nov. 14: Rental Housing- Where are we now?
  • Nov. 19: Immigration and the Intersection of Climate Change
  • Nov. 26: Payday Lending Reform Ballot Initiative

The Puzzle of Emergency Mental Health Services — Who do you call when you need them?

November 5, 6:45 to 8 pm

A panel of speakers will talk about emergency mental health services currently available in the Omaha Metro area and new ones being planned. Speakers will include Douglas County Commissioner Mary Ann Borgeson; Region 6 Administrator: Patty Jurjevich; Director of Criminal Justice/BH initiatives: Vicki Maca; Omaha Police Department Mental Health Coordinator: Lindsay Kroll LIMHP; NAMI Omaha President: Gary Hering: Nebraska Medicine Director of Behavioral Health: Dr. David Cates; and Nursing Director Lasting Hope Recovery Center: Kerri Geyer .

Services discussed will include CIT trained officers, Mobile Crisis Teams, Co-Responders, Safe Harbor, NAMI Omaha Education and Support Services, Lasting Hope Recovery Center, and the new Psychiatric Emergency Services being planned.

Come, ask questions, learn new information!