The Ryan Foundation donated $250,000 to the Heart Ministry Center of Omaha, Nebraska in January 2022.
The Heart Ministry Center’s mission is to provide food, healthcare, and a way forward to people severely affected by poverty in the Omaha area. The Center’s core values are community, compassion, accountability, and excellence. In their immediate service area, there are disproportionately high rates of crime, substance abuse, gang involvement, domestic violence, hunger and food insecurity, homelessness, low academic attainment, and other poverty related challenges. The Center has various programs and services in place to help address generational poverty including a Choice Food Distribution program; Monen Healthcare Clinic which (offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and mental health services); A Way Forward social work/case management program; Fresh Start job placement program; and the social enterprise laundromat.
Dr. and Mrs. Ryan believed in helping the less fortunate and providing whatever is needed for individuals to move forward in life through education and support.
To learn more about the Heart Ministry Center, please visit their website.