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The Native Connections for Life Youth Program

If you child would like to join the Youth Program, please click on the Intake & waiver forms below.  Bring them into the office, a light meal will be served and transportation is avilable.  Mike Wolfe at 531-500-7139 for more information.

 Youth Intake Application and Wavier


Clinic With A Heart
Monday, March 5 is the first Monday of the month.  We have a medical and chiropractic clinic at this time.  For this Monday Clinic if you have a client you wish to refer, I will accept a reservation and save them a spot.  We only do this for the first Monday of the month clinic; all our other clinics are first-come, first-serve. Our doors open at 4:00 p.m.  We are located at 1701 S. 17th Street, Suite 4G (lower level).
Also, World Oral Health day will soon be here.  Saturday, March 10.  On that day, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. there will be free dental screenings, oral health education, blood pressure and diabetic screening.  This event takes place at the Malone Community Center, 2032 U Street

 AA Meetings

AA Meetings are held Monday-Friday from 5:15pm-6:15pm (Group name: Happy Hour).

Perishable food distribution
Perishable food distribution is every Thursday at 10:00am.
-Contact Person: Sara 402.438.5231, x131

Food Boxes
Food Boxes are assembled every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 1:00-3:00pm
 -Contact Person:Sara 402.438.5231, x131

Bus Passes
Low Income Star Tran bus passes are $8.00.
-Contact: Joe Bad Moccasin Jr.

Board of Director's Meeting
Every 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Indian Center Inc. Board of Director's Meeting is held at 6pm 
 -Contact Person: Barry Walker 402-438-5231, x9


Barry Walker
Executive Director
402-438-5231, ext 921

Mr. Walker is a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. He holds an AAS in Human Services from Metro Community College, a BS in Human Services/Social Services Administration, and a MS in progress from Bellevue University in Human Services. He has over 25 years working in the Human Services/Social Services field with an emphasis on Behavioral Health the past 20 years. He supervised grants, ancillary, and professional staff associated with the allocated grants. Budgets were completed initially and modified in accordance with the funders requirements, which were also maintained in compliance with regulatory status.
Bobby Robinette
Housing/Finance Director
402-438-5231, 113

Robinette has been hard at work at the Center since 1996 and is enrolled Santee Sioux, raised in Niobrara, NE. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting, which he earned while a single parent (1994).
Rose Fosler
402-438-5231, 111

Rose has been busy as a bee since starting at the Indian Center in March 1996! She received a post-secondary certificate in business and has been in the accounting field longer than most of our clients have been alive.
Sara Zimmer
Commodities Supplimental Food Program Director

Sara is a member of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, currently living in Iowa and attending Iowa Western Community College part-time, working towards a Business Administration degree. As the CSFP Director my goal is to provide supplemental nutrition to clients that fit the income guidelines. Also, maintain a friendly, yet professional client data base.
Cuba Dabney
Omaha WIA Site Director,
5752 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-932-3351, or 402-934-2812
Fax: 402-934-2153

Ms. Dabney began working at the Workforce Investment Act Program Omaha site of November 2008. Ms. Dabney is a member of the Omaha Tribe. She serves on the Heartland Workforce Solutions (HWS) Board in Omaha and also is a member of the HWS Youth Council. She is a member of the Native American Achievement Council and a member of the Re-Entry Table Talk Group of Omaha, Nebraska.
Juanita "Jina" Red Nest
Scottsbluff WIA Site Director & Youth Suicide Prevention Outreach Worker
1603 2nd Ave, Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: 308-632-5100
Fax: 308-632-5145

Ms. Red Nest is Oglala Lakota and Oneida (of Wisconsin) and has been with the Indian Center at the Scottsbluff office since 2004.
Joe Bad Moccasin Jr.
Workforce Innovation & Oppurtinities Act Program Director
Phone: 438-5231, EXT 109
Cell: 402-802-1036
Rose Springer
Native Connections for Life Youth Program Director
402-438-5231, 104

Enrolled member of the Omaha Nation, Rose has lived in Lincoln since 1995. Rose Joined the Indian Center Inc. in 2005 as an Americorps Youth Worker for the youth program. In 2006 she was hired as the Nebraska Indian Healthy Marriage Project Office Assistant, in 2008 she advanced to the Project Trainer. Unfortunately, the project sucessfully ended after 5 years, Rose decided to continue her education and completed Business Classes at Bellevue University. Currently, Rose attends the Southeast Community College with a goal to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree.
Greg Donovan, M.P.A
Society of Care Project Director
402-438-5231, 135

Mr. Donovan rejoined the Indian Center in the spring of 2015 to lead the Society of Care project providing mental health services to youth and families. Previously he held management, fund development, and community relations positions with community action agencies, state government, United Way, and the Indian Center. He holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit leadership.
Lucinda Mesteth
Society of Care Assistant Director
402-438-5231, 130

Lucinda Mesteth is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Oyate. She originally reigns from Kyle, SD home of the mighty Mustangs. She grew up in Medicine Root District, Three Mile Creek and American Horse Creek running cattle with her many cousins. Lucinda is a veteran and proudly served her country in the Army during the Gulf War. After a long career in warehouse management, she returned to school to attain an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Southeast Community College. Currently, she is studying at University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeking dual matriculation in Business Management and Spanish Language. Lucinda has worked in various positions with the Indian Center over the last 5 years (i.e. AmeriCorps, Youth Coalition under the COC grant, Project/Administration Assistant, CSFP and Facilities Director and most recently Society of Care Assistant Director). She also participated as a member of the Indian Parent Advisory Council with Lincoln Public Schools.
Edison Red Nest III
Society of Care Navigator, Alliance area
308-430-5661 or 402-438-5231, Ext. 129

Mr. Red Nest III is a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe from Pine Ridge, South Dakota. He has a passion for cultural teachings that he learned from his brothers. He enjoys teaching Native American values and traditions to Native American youth. He is also the owner of Native Futures in Alliance, NE, a for-profit, drug and alcohol recovery and support business.
Dr. Anitra Warrior
Society of Care Mental Health Counselor, MorningStar Counseling
Phone: 402-405-2182

Anitra Warrior is an enrolled member of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma. She was raised in White Eagle, OK and returns home regularly for cultural and family events. Ms.Warrior is a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner who has devoted her clinical work to serving the American Indian population. She continues to employ culturally appropriate methods for service delivery and strives to create a system of care that promotes holistic healing for the people she serves. Ms. Warrior graduated from Little Priest Tribal College in Winnebago, NE with an Asssociate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts. She then transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in August 2015.
Willie Austin, BS PLADC
Society of Care Navigator
5752 Ames Avenue Omaha, NE 68104
Phone: 402-452-0102

Willie holds an Associate's Degree in Chemical Dependency Counseling and a Bachelor 's Degree in Behavioral Science. He has worked as a Residential Addiction Counselor for Catholic Charities in the last 5-years and is an Iraq Veteran who retired with over 20 years of service.
Brittany Parker, BSW

Brittany is an enrolled member of the Omaha Tribe. Her passion is working with children and families and helping to make a difference in their lives. She has been working in the social work field since 2006 (CPS, CFS, Social Services) and in June 2011, Parker became a recipient for the Siouxland Indian Child Welfare Traineeship Project (SICWTP) at Briar Cliff University. She graduated from BCU with a Bachelors in Social Work degree in May 2014. Ms. Parker came on board with the Indian Center as the Social Service Navigator for Society of Care in August 2015.
Grace Johnson, PMLHP, PLADAC
Society of Care Mental Health Counselor, Omaha
Phone: 402-708-0237

Married with two children, Mrs. Johnson is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Nation, having grown up on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. After graduating high school, she attended Creighton University in Omaha where she studied Psychology. After college she worked in the Omaha Public Schools office of Native American Indian education and as an outreach worker for the Ponca Tribe of Nebraska. After this experience, she decided to become a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. More recently she worked as a Family Support worker with Better Living Counseling Services in Fremont, NE. She received her Master's Degree in Counseling at Bellevue University. Currently, she is a dual-licensed Mental Health Therapist and Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Her focus is on Historical Trauma issues facing Native American families and communities.