Welcome to WELLFest! The local organizations below highlight the eight dimensions of wellness.
A short description of their services is provided, along with website and social media links for more information.
**After exploring these resources, use the form at the bottom of the page to submit your information to be entered to win prizes from various organizations around Omaha.**
Expanding a sense of purpose and meaning in life.
|Creighton Jesuit Community||“In accordance with the Jesuit values that guide our institution, we encourage students to share their gifts, nurture their commitments to justice, and develop themselves academically, mentally, and spirituality.”||Website|
|Creighton Retreat Center||“You are welcome to visit a quiet, prayerful place in which the Spirit of God can touch the heart and move the soul. We are a full-service retreat center with excellent meeting/conference rooms, private direction rooms, overnight facilities, dining hall and a Chapel; please see schedule for Mass times. Our comfortable facilities and hospitable environment are set in 157 acres of wooded area along a river teeming with wildlife, songbirds, hiking trails and an awesome night sky.”||Website|
|St. John’s Parish||“St. John’s parish is a Catholic Ignatian community committed to welcoming all, celebrating Eucharist, and empowering all to serve for the greater honor and glory of God. Our members are attracted by our Jesuit mission whose hallmarks include becoming women and men for and with others, outreach to the poor, commitment to social justice and a desire to deepen one’s faith. Our liturgies are noted for their outstanding music and excellent, thoughtful homilies by Creighton Jesuits.”||Website|
Developing a sense of connection, belonging and a well-developed support system.
|Big Brother and Big Sisters||“For more than 60 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer supported organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 7 through 21, throughout the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area. We develop positive friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.”||Website|
|Salvation Army Kroc Center||“Joan Kroc, wife of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, said that she took a tour of San Diego and it was then that she recognized a community that was in desperate need of a safe gathering place, a place with facilities and trained professionals to nurture children’s social skills, arts appreciation and athletic potential. She described The Kroc Center as being a beacon of light and hope in the community.”||Website|
Good health by occupying pleasant, stimulating environments.
|Habitat for Humanity||No matter who we are or where we come from, we all deserve to have a decent life, to feel strong and stable, and to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. Habitat Omaha supports our neighbors to achieve this strength and independence through homeownership. Every day, we see how quality, affordable housing replaces people’s struggles to keep a sturdy roof over their heads with opportunities to build healthy, prosperous futures.”||Website|
|Lauritzen Gardens||“Lauritzen Gardens is a living museum of unique four-season plant displays, maintained to the highest standards consistent with environmental stewardship. It provides memorable educational and aesthetic experiences for all.”||Website|
|Office of Sustainability Programs||“The Office of Sustainability Programs guides the implementation of sustainable practices and programs on campus and serves as a hub for collaboration among students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumni, our local neighbors, and global partners so we can work together toward a more sustainable present and future in Omaha and afar.”||Website|
Satisfaction with current and future financial situations.
|Creighton Federal Credit Union||“Creighton Federal Credit Union is dedicated to improving the financial well-being of students and helping them become informed consumers. Creighton Federal provides tools and advice to help manage your personal finances, now and after graduation. Find out how Creighton Federal can give you a greater hold on your personal finances, and set you up for a successful future.”||Website|
|Creighton Financial Aid||“Creighton University’s Financial Aid Office coordinates the aid opportunities for all of Creighton’s four undergraduate and five graduate/professional schools/colleges. We help to administer over $200,000,000 in student aid each year from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. Our site gives you helpful information on financial aid news, financial literacy seminars, upcoming changes in Federal Aid policy, FAFSA tips, and a whole host of other happenings.”||Website|
Recognizing creative abilities and finding ways to expand knowledge and skills.
|Creighton EDGE||“The Creighton EDGE Program is designed to provide Creighton students with a holistic approach to pre-professional advising, the pursuit of advanced studies in graduate/professional school, and career planning.”||Website|
|Creighton Libraries||“Creighton University has three libraries: the Reinert-Alumni Memorial Library, Health Sciences Library, and Klutznick Law Library.”||Website|
Recognizing the need for physical activities, healthy foods, and sleep.
|Advance Dental Sleep Treatment Center||“We are a one-stop-shop for sleep. If you or someone you know snores, doesn’t sleep well, is always tired, or has a CPAP but does not wear it every night, we can help! We are in-network with medical insurance, including Medicare and Tricare.”||Website|
|American Heart Association||“Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Our size and scope let us have real impact. We have invested more than $4.5 billion in research, more than any U.S. nonprofit organization.”||Website|
|American Red Cross||“Each day, thousands of people – people just like you – provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world. We roll up our sleeves and donate time, money and blood. We learn or teach life-saving skills so our communities can be better prepared when the need arises.”||Website|
|Athlos Chiro||“We are a chiropractic clinic that specializes in sports and overuse injuries. We are conveniently located near 84th and Center and accessible from both the Interstate (84th street exit) and Center. We work on athletes of all ages and our goal is to keep you moving and functioning at a high level so you can enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Our office provides the best in manual therapies with specialty certifications in ART (Active Release Technique), Graston Technique, Dry Needling, and Rock Tape. If you desire care that is tailored to your individual needs and treatment plans unique to you then we are here to help!”||Website|
|ATI Physical Therapy||“With exceptional, patient-centered care, trusted expertise and remarkable outcomes, our goal is to exceed customers’ expectations—every day, in every clinic. ATI is a nationally-recognized rehabilitation provider, specializing in research-based physical therapy, workers’ compensation rehab, employer worksite solutions, sports medicine, home health, and a variety of specialty therapies.”||Website|
|Awaken Chiropractic||“At Awaken Chiropractic, we exist to lead you in your journey to optimal health through specific scientific neurologically-based chiropractic care. We are driven to educate and empower each individual and family in the Greater Omaha Area to make well-informed decisions about their health, gain freedom over their health burdens, and AWAKEN every man, woman and child’s infinite potential so they can lead drug free lives that contribute to a cause greater than themselves.”||Website|
|Body Basics||“Body Basics Specializes in residential and commercial fitness and rehabilitation equipment. We have been locally owned for 34 years and are accredited with the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. We have been voted “#1 Best of Omaha” for fitness equipment and service for 14 consecutive years! Whatever your need is; strength, cardio or flexibility we’ve got you covered!”||Website|
|Costco||“Costco has one of the most loyal member bases in all of retail. We are committed to providing quality and value on the products we sell with a risk-free 100% satisfaction guarantee on both your membership and merchandise. Limited exceptions apply. See return policy for more information. Visit Costco.com for more details.”||Website|
|Creighton Dental School||“Since its founding in 1905, Creighton University School of Dentistry has prepared more than 5,000 dentists for lives of professional excellence, community leadership and compassionate service. Through both our School and our Dental Clinic, we demonstrate a commitment to improving the health of our community.”||Website|
|Creighton Dining||“At Creighton, we’re proud that our variety of choices, sustainable strategies, mindful eating programs, and grab-and-go options landed us a ranking as one of the 50 best college dining experiences in the nation. With two dining halls on campus and several other places to grab food, you’ll be able to fuel your body and brain for optimal success.”||Website|
|Creighton Massage Therapy||“Creighton’s massage therapists provide relaxation and physical healing, conveniently located on-campus in the WellNest, inside the Kiewit Fitness Center.”||Website|
|Creighton Recreation and Wellness||“We strive to develop students, build community, encourage holistic wellness, and provide quality facilities. Our programs promote leadership, community, and wellness education. We offer sports and fitness opportunities and wellness programming to provide healthy engagement for students, faculty, and staff.”||Website|
|Douglas County Health Department||“Imagine a place where people from across the community have an opportunity to grow healthy and succeed. A place where place doesn’t matter and everyone’s human potential is realized.”||Website|
|Downtown Nutrition||“Our focus is on bringing a healthy alternative to the community. We do meal replacement shakes that are all at least 24g of protein, have 21 of your daily vitamins and minerals, and all are under 250 calories. Additionally, we do healthy energy teas that give you a good boost without the caffeine crash and they have no sugar! We also do protein coffees that have 15g of protein per serving, only 100 calories, and 2g of sugar!”||Website|
|DTO Crossfit||“DTO CrossFit started with a small group of friends working out in Duke’s garage. We came from all different walks of life, but the things that unite us are strong values, solid character, and positive attitudes towards life. We hope that CrossFit inspires you like it has for us. All you need to do is walk through our doors prepared to give 100% and we will do the rest.”||Website|
|Eat Fit Go||“Prepared by a chef, in a kitchen. Not by people in white coats in a weird, far away lab. We believe in chefs with mad knife skills and deep, nuanced palates. We believe in ingredients that dance on the tongue – edamame, quinoa, pico de gallo. We believe that part of what makes us human is our ability to transform those elements into something beautiful – meals that fill our senses and nourish our bodies.”||Website|
|Exercise Testing and Training Laboratory||“The Creighton University Exercise Testing and Training (ETT) Laboratory offers health and fitness testing to the Creighton community. The laboratory includes state-of-the-art equipment including a Bod Pod- the “gold standard” method used to assess percent fat and nationally certified staff eager to help you improve your health and fitness.”||Website|
|EXSEL||“EXSEL strives to promote the integration of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of each of its members. In addition, we provide opportunities for networking among students, faculty and professionals, involvement in health-related activities on campus and in the community and provide members with career options and professional opportunities.”||Website|
|Heartland BCycle||“Heartland BCycle is the Omaha Metro’s bike-sharing program. With over 70 stations and a mix of classic and electric pedal-assist bikes, it’s the most fun way to explore the Omaha Metro. All passes come with unlimited 1-hour trips and there is a station right on Creighton’s campus. Creighton students can get riding for 50% off, that’s $50 for a year of unlimited 1-hour trips, with the promo code CREIGHTON20 on the BCycle App or online.”||Website|
|Innovative Dental Care||“Dr. Summer Gutschow has cared for the dental needs of local families since 2007. Combining the latest dental technology with a soothing spa-like atmosphere, she makes patients of all ages feel safe and relaxed. We are on the third floor of the One California building, just behind Stokes Restaurant off Dodge Street.”||Website|
|Lotus House of Yoga||“Lotus House of Yoga is founded in community, the energy body, and personal evolution. We believe that yoga exists to calm the winds of the mind and uncover the sleeping power within. Everybody has the tools to live their strengths, to know pure joy and to be happy. Movement is our expertise. Our faculty and staff is educated to the highest degree to offer every aspect of spirit based wellness.”||Website|
|Makovicka PT||“Makovicka Physical Therapy has eleven clinics in the metro Omaha area with many orthopedic board-certified specialists on staff. From athletic injuries to pre- and post-surgery rehab, to dry needling, we can help you get back in the game quickly and safely. All clinics offer a Complimentary Consultation where you can get a free appointment with a therapist to talk about your issues and determine the next steps.”||Website|
|Mouw Family Chiropractic||“Mouw Family Chiropractic has been caring for Council Bluffs families since 2005. We empower you to make decisions that support you in living a full expression of your health potential. Our emphasis is on improving your health to reduce the risk of pain and illness in the first place. That’s because most people would rather be healthy and avoid illness if they could.”||Website|
|Nebraska Organ Recovery||“Live On Nebraska is responsible for organ and tissue donation across the state of Nebraska. Your registration as a donor can potentially change the lives of more than 100 people.”||Website|
|Nutrishop||“Philosophically, we believe that a healthy, strong, and fit body starts from the inside out. Therefore, we stress a program that is based upon natural and unprocessed real food. Once we have established which types of food work best for your schedule, palette and budget, only then can we recommend the best products for you to maximize your internal environment and give you the results that you are after!”||Website|
|OMNI||“We are Omni Inventive Care: Omni works with individuals who have a significant impairment. Frequently it’s a behavioral or mental health impairment, and usually, the impairments are layered and complex. We have found our niche working with people who have the most challenging and complex needs.”||Website|
|Orange Theory||“Orangetheory is a total-body group workout that combines science, coaching and technology to guarantee maximum results from the inside out. It’s designed to charge your metabolism for MORE caloric afterburn, MORE results, and MORE confidence, all to deliver you MORE LIFE. Because the work you do here in our studio will make all the difference out there in your world.”||Website|
|Peak Performance||“Peak Performance is a locally owned running store with 4 locations in the Omaha metro area. We specialize in standing gait analysis to meet your foot type to the shoe type that is correct for you and your needs. Our extremely knowledgeable staff will address any of your running concerns as well as any aches or pains you may be experiencing.”||Website|
|Push Pedal Pull||“Our passion and dedication for fitness has helped us to become a recognized leader in the fitness store industry. From commercial to home gym equipment, used exercise equipment to brand new, our selections to choose from are endless. We’ve even been given exclusive rights to represent some of the industry-leading fitness and health equipment manufacturer’s such as Diamondback, StairMaster and more!”||Website|
|Rexius Nutrition||“We strive to give each and every customer personalized care and service so you can reach your maximal potential. Our goal is to help you lead a healthy lifestyle and in turn, help you look, feel, and live the way you envision. We continually strive to exceed your expectations in product quality and service. We want to earn your trust each and every day. We started Rexius Nutrition primarily because of our love of nutrition and how it can change a person’s life.”||Website|
|Ridge View Dental||“We are a general dental office in West Omaha. We offer dental cleanings, filling and cosmetic procedures. We specialize in exceptional patient care.”||Website|
|The Grove Juicery and Wellness Café||LOCAL. ORGANIC. POTENT. ACTIVE! Through Natural Foods + Powerful Superfoods & Adaptogens, We Provide Nourishment for a Sharp Mind, Glowing Body, Healthy Heart & Happy Soul! Welcome to The Grove!||Website|
|True Rest Omaha||“True REST® (Reduced Environmental Stimulus Therapy) is a zero-gravity environment that allows the mind and body to completely let go, relax, and reset. Using 1,000 pounds of Epsom Salts, the buoyancy of the water makes floating on water feel like floating on air. By eliminating the forces of gravity pulling on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, you can effortlessly relieve pain, relax, recover, and improve sleep in this unique state.”||Website|
|Urgent Care Omaha||“The focus of Urgent Care Omaha is to take care of the issues that aren’t extreme, but still do need medical help. We treat minor illnesses like the flu, infections, fevers, nausea, etc. Also, we treat minor injuries such as sprains, possible broken bones, lacerations, sports injuries, etc. We also provide occupational health services like work comp care, pre-employment physicals, drug screens, etc.”||Website|
|Vitality Super Foods||“Vitality Bowls was created out of a strong commitment to bring health and wellness to every community across the country through fresh, high-quality superfoods. This philosophy has guided everything we do and we hope to instill the same health-minded values to your community.”||Website|
|West O Cryo||“Established in 2016, West Omaha Cryotherapy was brought into existence with the intention of helping our local Omaha community to achieve a higher quality of life, hence our tag line “Live Better”. Focusing only on benefits that have been proven through clinical literature, we are able to pinpoint which therapy at what frequency will deliver the results desired by our clients in the most attainable time period with the least possible out of pocket expense!”||Website|
Coping effectively with life and creating satisfying relationships.
|American Foundation for Suicide Prevention||“The work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those who have lost someone to suicide.”||Website|
|Eating Disorder Omaha Outreach||“EDCare is one of the nation’s foremost centers for the diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders. Our Omaha treatment center offers a gender-inclusive Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (EIOP) for adults (18+). With our multidisciplinary treatment team, evidence-based care, and individualized treatment plans we ensure every individual has the tools they need to achieve long-term eating disorder recovery.”||Website|
|Lieben Center for Women||The Lieben Center for Women at Creighton University works to empower women in all aspects of their lives. Understanding intersectionality in the lives of those around us and building a united sisterhood are at the center of the Lieben Center’s mission on campus.||Website|
|Midlands Pet Therapy||“Midlands Pet Therapy is a group of people who love sharing their wonderful dogs with people who could use a smile, a bit of companionship or just the wag of a tail. We visit a variety of facilities in the Omaha/Council Bluffs area and touch the hearts of all ages from kids to teens to young adults and seniors.”||Website|
|Peace and Power Counseling||“Our counseling is specifically designed to fit the needs of each individual client. We know that the most successful approach to helping those struggling with the above problems is through an individualized treatment plan, one-on-one counseling, with a strong family component. Many of our clients travel to us to receive the help they need.”||Website|
|Student Counseling Services||Student Counseling Services (SCS) provides compassionate care to students experiencing a variety of mental health and wellness topics. We provide individual counseling, group counseling, consultation services, psychiatric care, assessment and outreach services.||Website|
Personal satisfaction and enrichment from one’s work.
|Employee Wellness||“The Creighton Employee Wellness program is a benefit for the faculty & staff in our Creighton community. We strive to provide resources to support everyone’s wellbeing journey both at work and at home. Our program is designed to support the Creighton Mission of cura personalis (or care for the whole person) and create a culture of health for everyone in the Creighton community. The program intentionally offers education, resources, accountability and motivation in the Pillars of Wellbeing.”||Website|
|Marine Corps||“Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps.”||Website|
|Omaha Fire Dept.||“The Omaha Fire Department is comprised of individuals filling roles in suppression who actively provide fire and EMS response, as well as individuals working in an administrative capacity to oversee fire suppression activities.”||Website|
|Omaha Police Dept.||“The Omaha Police Department is a progressive department made up of a diverse group of a thousand men and women, sworn and non-sworn, who strive to keep Omaha a safe, family-friendly city. The Omaha Police Department, in partnership with our community, provides impartial, ethical, and professional law enforcement services and protection. We strive to maintain the trust and confidence of our citizens while working to improve the quality of life.”||Website|
|ROTC||“The Black Wolves Battalion (Creighton, UNO, Bellevue) Army ROTC is an educational program which combines college electives in Military Science with practical and unmatched leadership training. Our military science courses are designed to prepare men and women for succeeding in college, becoming Army officers, increase physical fitness, and developing in their chosen career. Our partnerships with Creighton, UNO, and Bellevue allow Cadets from all backgrounds to pursue the best academic plan for their needs, while ensuring they meet all requirements to commission as an Army Officer. We train on average 70-80 students from all over the United States.”||Website|
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