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New Visions Homeless Services Partners With Bellevue University to Launch Tuition Assistance Program

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New Visions Homeless Services, one of the region’s leading  non-profits working to eliminate homelessness, announced today that it is partnering with Bellevue University to offer tuition assistance benefits to its employees interested in continuing their education.

Through the partnership, tuition assistance will be provided to New Visions staff members and their families. This includes up to $5,250 per year for full and part-time employees; and $2,500 for immediate family members. Employees and their family members can choose from Bellevue University’s 50 plus bachelor’s degrees and nearly 30 master’s degrees.

"Whether it is an individual experiencing hunger and homelessness or one of our staff members, our goal at New Visions is to take everyone who engages with us to a better place,” said Brandy Wallar, President and CEO of New Visions. “This tuition assistance program through Bellevue University will truly position our staff for success and will help us to better serve our community guests who come to us for help."

“We are excited to partner with New Visions as they continue to invest in their workforce and in their employees’ future,” said Jim Nekuda, Bellevue University’s Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

Each year, New Visions and its staff members provide more than 36,000 nights of shelter to 800-plus individuals and serve tens of thousands of meals to nearly 2,500 people. In addition to the 24-hour shelters it runs, New Visions conducts food programs, permanent housing programs and veterans programs. 

About New Visions Homeless Services

The mission of New Visions Homeless Services (NVHS) is to provide help, hope, and opportunity to those who are experiencing homelessness and hunger in the Council Bluffs and Omaha communities. The core programs and services of NVHS include Emergency Shelter for men, Permanent Supportive Housing, Prevention Services, Street Outreach, Food Insecurity services, and an Omaha campus with services dedicated to US Veterans experiencing homelessness. The agency has a vision of moving homeless individuals and families off the street and into permanent living environments that are safe, healthy, and lasting while addressing the root causes of hunger and homelessness. 

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (