A new resource is available to connect members of the Omaha community with support and resources in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Resource Guide, which includes information about access to food and goods, social connections, and health resources, is available digitally via the Huespring website. The guide includes services and resources available throughout the Omaha community for anyone in need, though some resources require certain eligibility criteria to be met.
The guide was compiled and published by Huespring, an innovative leadership program for LGBTQ+ professionals in Nebraska housed within UNO’s College of Education. Aligned with its core value of community capacity building, Huespring released this resource guide to support the community in these challenging times.
"We want people to know that support is available," said Dr. Sofia Jawed-Wessel, Huespring director and associate professor in UNO's School of Health & Kinesiology. "The structure of Huespring has adapted in response to this pandemic, yet the goal has always been and will continue to be to support our constituents and communities in Nebraska."
Updates will be published as additional supportive resources and services are identified to support those in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huespring, designed to foster equity and power through LGBTQ+ leadership cultivation, workforce development, and community building, is a project of the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative, housed at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. For additional information please visit www.huespring.org or email email@example.com. The Huespring project is also supported by the Weitz Family Foundation, University of Nebraska at Omaha, and Cox Communications.
About the Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative
The Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative (MSHRC), is housed in the School of Health and Kinesiology (H&K) under UNO’s College of Education. Through strong collaborations and partnerships, the MSHRC conducts innovative research, provides evidence-based education, mentors students and sexual health professionals, and engages the community in initiatives to support sexual health and wellbeing.