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OTOC News from September 2015

  • Ask Mayor and Council to support revised Vacant Prop. Ord on Tues. Nov 17

    Contact your City Council member to let them know you support the  revised proposed Vacant Property Registration Ordinance at the November 17 City Council Meeting. The ordinance requires certain property owners to register their vacant and abandoned properties. Join OTOC leaders that day to show support.  To see the contact info for your City Council […]

  • 40 OTOC and community leaders meet to improve behavioral health care

    Over 40 OTOC and Community leaders met with Christine Johnson of the Behavioral Health Foundation on October 29. The lively meeting gave Christine the opportunity to report on the work of 9 Committees of behavioral health professionals who are examining how to “fill the gaps” in 9 different areas that were identified in a comprehensive […]

  • OTOC with First UMC and others gathered for inspiring Prayer for the Planet Sat Sept 19

    Muslims, and Catholics and Unitarians, Oh, my. Those faiths, and United Methodists, UCCs, Buddhists, Lutherans, Jewish, some with no faith tradition, and more came together on a beautiful fall Saturday morning to “Pray for the Planet,” an interfaith service. Clergy, women religious and lay people read prayers and positions that their denominations and religions have […]

  • OTOC leaders discuss mental health issues with Sen Bob Krist

    A dozen leaders of the OTOC Mental Health Action Team met on Tuesday, September 8 with Senator Bob Krist (Dt. 10—North Central Omaha) to discuss their concerns about the mental health systems in Nebraska and especially about the behavioral health care available to persons who are incarcerated in our jails or prisons. Sen. Krist has […]

  • OTOC leaders learn how to hold a “listening campaign” at their organization

                    Nearly 40 OTOC leaders participated in a training session on Monday, September 14 to learn how to organize an  OTOC “Listening Campaign” at their institution. OTOC leaders Carol Beaty and Kevin Graham organized and led the session that was attended by leaders from 16 congregations and community […]