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RELEASE INC

Safe, Together, Healthy, Free

aka Release   |   Omaha, NE   |  www.releaseinc.org

Mission

To affect at-risk youth and their families with the love of Jesus Christ releasing them to be all God intended them to be -- safe, together, healthy, and free.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

David Wininger

Main address

4185 S. 107th Avenue

Omaha, NE 68127 USA

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Formerly known as

Release Ministries

EIN

39-1900136

NTEE code info

Residential, Custodial Care (Group Home) (P70)

Foster Care (P32)

Christian (X20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Over 3,000 youth are arrested each year in the greater Omaha metropolitan

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring Program

Mentoring is an effective way to provide a life-long impact on the lives of youth. Since 1999, Release has matched and supported 880 community mentor pairs. During 2021, 86 matches were active. In July 2021, we initiated group mentoring due to the number of youth waiting for a mentor. Over 200 youth have attended our group mentoring sessions. We also have 3 chaplains reaching out to over 1,100 youth within Douglas County Youth Center and Sarpy County Youth Center, who also coordinate group mentoring opportunities within these facilities.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people
Adolescents
Preteens
Economically disadvantaged people

Release staff works with families to educate and connect them with resources. Families learn how to be safe
and receive individualized support navigating the complicated process of coming back together. In 2021, Release social workers supported more than 200 families.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults
Incarcerated people
Economically disadvantaged people
Victims of crime and abuse

Release trains and supports foster parents as they care for youth that must
temporarily live apart from their families. Youth in foster care need an extraordinary level of compassion and caring – and so do families caring for them. Release has support available 24/7 for our foster homes. We also offer monthly gatherings for training and community building to replenish foster parents and increase the length of time families provide foster care.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims of crime and abuse
Children and youth

Release employs a team of qualified clinicians who work diligently to meet the ever-growing mental health needs of the Omaha area. While Release as an organization specializes in the needs of youth and their families, Release's mental health division serves clients of all ages, backgrounds, and presenting problems in addition to working with youth and families involved in the child welfare system.
At times everyone needs encouragement and someone who will listen. We are all on a journey with a desire to be safe, together, healthy, and free! Reach out to us via email to determine if Release Mental Health is the right fit for you and your desires.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Families

The Release Care Closet is a resource for children and families involved in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Our goal is to provide tangible help to families including, but not limited to, clothing, toiletries, diapers, books, blankets, toys, furniture, and more as needs are presented.

Population(s) Served
Families

Where we work

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RELEASE INC

Board of directors
as of 06/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dave Martin

Farm Credit Services of America

Term: 2018 - 2020

David Raymond

Trane, Inc

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No