Formed in 1999, the mission of the South Omaha Community Care Council (SOCCC) is to provide a strategic infrastructure to enhance collaboration, communication, leadership, and services for the empowerment and well-being of the community.  SOCCC addresses the needs of an ever-changing, diverse society through its active partnerships and networking relationships with over 95 human service organizations, medical facilities, neighborhood associations and private businesses.  With its large array of partner agencies, SOCCC serves as an information and referrals source to the South Omaha community.


The South Omaha Community Care Council reaches into the community through specific committees that focus on education, health and government affairs.  The following shows SOCCC’s core committees and the activity goals for each committee.

Education committee

  • Mentorship programs for youth.
  • Youth team building programs.
  • Gang prevention awareness and intervention.
  • Collaboration projects with Omaha Public Schools and after school programs.
  • Youth leadership and scholarship programs.
  • Collaborations with higher learning institutions (Metropolitan Community College, Bellevue University, UNMC College of Public Health, UNO School of Social Work, College of Saint Mary’s, Grace University and Creighton University).
  • GED and ELS adult programs.
  • Foster care and adoption trainings.
  • Youth soccer leagues.

Health Committee

  • Community health fairs, which attracts more than three thousand community participants.
  • Women’s exercise classes.
  • Health education seminars, including teen pregnancy and STI prevention.
  • Health screenings, including STI and HIV screenings.
  • Health Committee Planning Meetings will be held once each month at Christie Heights (member representation includes the following health organizations: Alegent Health, Methodist Health, UNMC, Children’s Hospital, One World Community Health Centers, Boys Town Research Hospital, Creighton University, Charles Drew Health Clinic, Douglas County Health Department and others).
  • Food pantry distribution (collaboration with local pantries).

Government Affairs

  • Voter registration assistance.
  • Nonpartisan information seminars.
  • Immigration service and referral.
  • Domestic violence assistance and referral.
  • Discrimination information.
  • Community violence referral.
  • Collaboration with Omaha Police Department and neighborhood associations.


Mission: To provide a venue to connect, communicate, and collaborate to enhance our community.

Vision: To have an engaged and connected community that proactively addresses changes and improves quality of life in the community.



Meet our Board Members

Katy Cattlett

Board Chair

Supervisor of Dual Language and World Languages

Pat O’Hanlon


Outreach Nurse

index Omaha Public Schools

3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131

(531) 299-9588


Pat_OHanlon One World Community Health Centers

4920 S 30th Street Omaha, NE 68107

(402) 502-8988

Vic Wagner

 Board Co-Treasurer/Advocacy Committee

Elizabeth Chentland

Board Secretary

Associate Director of Programs

 Vic Elizabeth Alzheimer’s Association

1941 S. 42nd Street, Suite 205, Omaha, Nebraska 68105

(402) 502-4301

Yesenia Valenzuela

Health Committee Co-Chair

Patient Support Manager

Christine Jaynes

Board Member

Health Committee

SOCCC_Logo OneWorld Community Health Center

4920 South 30th St Omaha Ne 68107



Beatriz Gonzalez

 Advocacy Committee Chair

Family Program Manager

Javier Rodriguez-Torres

Education Committee Chair

Bilingual Liaison Specialist

Beatriz Completely Kids
2566 St. Mary’s Ave. Omaha, NE 68105(402) 397-5809 x208

Omaha Public Schools

3215 Cuming Street Omaha, NE 68131

(402) 557-2561

Juan Montoya

Board Member

Center for Promoting Health and Health Equity

Mike Kraus

Board Member

Planning Research Assistant

Juan Creighton University
(402) 280-2907

Methodist Health Systems

Alejandra Sinecio

Board Member

Manager of Workforce Performance


Heartland Workforce Solutions, Inc.

(402) 934-2287