Resources for UNMC


There are a variety of options available for UNMC employees and students who have been displaced. 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 a current list of Red Cross shelters from the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency.

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

The UNMC Food Pantry, in partnership with UNO’s Maverick Food Pantry, will remain open over Spring Break and requests can be submitted for students in the Omaha area through a simple online form using your UNMC email address.

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, we understand recovery will take time and we will be here to provide support. If you have any questions, please contact Philip Covington, Ed.D., assistant vice chancellor for student success, at, who can engage the resources of specific colleges regardless of campus location.