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The Salvation Army to Dedicate New Facility "Heritage Place"





Heritage Place, the new facility in The Salvation Army’s Renaissance Village, will be dedicated in a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 27, at 3612 Cuming St.

The dedication, which starts at 10 a.m., will feature special guests Commissioners Brad and Heidi Bailey, Salvation Army Central Territory Leaders; Majors Greg and Lee Ann Thompson, Western Division Leaders; and Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. Parking is available on site.

Construction of Heritage Place began June 2015 and was completed in March 2017. The dedication of Heritage Place marks the end of The Salvation Army’s Building Hope Capital Campaign.

Heritage Place at Renaissance Village replaces the old Lied Renaissance Center, previously Methodist Midtown Hospital, which was demolished this summer. Though less than half the size of the Renaissance Center, the new facility is a better and more efficient space for residents and Salvation Army staff.

“We are so grateful to all of our community partners whose generous donations helped to make this building a reality,” said Salvation Army Western Division Leader Major Lee Ann Thompson.  “We look forward to seeing people walk through the front door, find hope for the future, and leave transformed.”

The Heritage Place will primarily serve the community as home to various Salvation Army housing and behavioral health programs. These programs include Renaissance Housing, a 33-apartment transitional housing unit; Mental Health Respite, a 16-apartment transitional housing unit; Early Head Start, a program for kids from birth to age three; Wellspring, a program that helps people escape prostitution; a community counseling center; Community Support programs; and Veterans Affairs programs.
 
Other buildings located in Renaissance Village include the Omaha Citadel Corps Community Center, Dora Bingel Senior Center, Durham Booth Manor, and Lyle Apartments.