At the heart of Restoring Dignity is our belief that someone needs to hear the cries of refugees in our community and then something needs to be done.

What We Do

We provide three core services to Omaha refugees:

Action

We provide struggling refugee families with much needed household items, cleaning and organization education, and other home essentials.

Education

Our community educators go into the homes of local refugees and teach them basic cleaning skills, including education on which cleaning products to use.

Advocacy

We provide critical housing advocacy for refugees who are struggling with substandard living conditions.

“By exposing people to more fortunate events, you provide more opportunities for hidden talent to emerge in society.”

-Andrea Rapisarda

Donate Home Items

We are in constant need of any and all home items (ie. couches, tables, chairs, lamps, kitchen items, toiletries, decorations, beds). All items brought to our storage facility are then distributed to local refugee families.

Donate Financially

Our financial donors keep our doors open! As Restoring Dignity continues to grow, so do our operating expenses. We pay monthly rent and utilities for our storage facility. Additionally, we have several employees who do the critical work of housing advocacy, long term casework, volunteer project coordination and cleaning education.

Sponsor a family

Did you know that in Nebraska 1 out of every 20 people is a refugee? Due to many factory jobs and the low cost of living, many refugees live in the Omaha/Lincoln area. Living in a new country with foreign rules, expectations, and ways of doing things can be very overwhelming to many families. One way to help our refugee friends is to become a welcoming “neighbor.” Someone to help them navigate life in America. If you are interested in sponsoring a family, please contact us.

Volunteer

There are so many ways to serve our refugee friends! Want to transform a family’s home in just two hours? Sign-up for one of our make-over projects. Great at organizing? Come help sort donations at our storage facility. Are you good with tools? Sign-up as a “handy person” volunteer. Are you a natural teacher? Volunteer to teach cleaning skills to local families. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization!