Resources for UNMC


There are a variety of options available for UNMC employees and students who have been displaced by a disaster. If you are in need of housing, contact Aileen Warren at, and she can direct you to options. UNMC also has corporate rates for many Omaha area hotels and motels and some in other Nebraska cities. View resources and find shelters available from the American Red Cross for Nebraska and Southwest Iowa

Counseling services

If you're experiencing feelings of concern or distress, confidential services for employees and their family members are offered through UNMC's Employee Assistance Program, which works with Arbor Family Counseling. Appointments can be made by calling a live-answered local (402-330-0960) or toll-free number (1-800-922-7379) or by visiting the Arbor Family Counseling website. HIPAA-compliant WebEx sessions also can be scheduled via phone or the website. Arbor Family Counseling has locations in Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff and Norfolk.

If you’re experiencing any feelings of concern or distress, please contact UNMC’s Counseling and Student Development Center at 402-559-7276 during regular office hours. Services are free and confidential and remain open during spring break. For immediate crisis assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, call the Boys Town National Hotline, 800-448-3000.

Food pantry

Students may use their UNMC email addresses to complete an online form requesting assistance from the UNMC Food Pantry, in partnership with UNO’s Maverick Food Pantry.

Help for colleagues/students

We encourage all of our students to connect, take care and get help when they need it. For those who are most impacted by a disaster, we understand recovery will take time and we will be here to provide support. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Covington, EdD, assistant vice chancellor for student success, at, who can engage the resources of specific colleges regardless of campus location.