Columbus Center

Catholic Charities in Columbus serves about 900 people every year, providing chemical dependency assessments and outpatient substance abuse counseling for adults and youth, pregnancy counseling and adoption services, individual and family therapy services, psychiatric or mental health evaluations, medication evaluations and residential treatment for adults diagnosed with mental illness and chemical addictions.

In addition to mental health services, Catholic Charities provides high quality senior services in the Columbus community. In October 2013, Catholic Charities took over operations of the Senior Center in Columbus, Nebraska. The Catholic Charities Columbus Senior Center strives to be a focal point in the community for seniors, creating a fun, safe and engaging atmosphere through programs and services such as widow/widower support group, quilting club, movie day, nutrition classes, exercise classes and more. The center also provides a low cost meal every weekday, providing over 2,525 meals during the month of May alone.

Contact Information

3020 18th Street
Columbus NE 68601
Phone 402-563-3833
Fax 402-562-8714

Director Information

Behavioral Health Director:  Nicki Brigham 402-563-3833

Senior Center Director:  Cindy Branting 402-563-4444

Behavioral Health Services

Mental health and/or substance abuse: adult and youth

Addiction assessments average 3 hours in length and are conducted on Wednesdays starting at 7:30 am on walk-in first come first served basis at our Omaha site.

Outpatient Treatment
Medication management: adult
Mental health: adult and adolescent
Substance abuse: adult and adolescent
Intensive outpatient: adult and adolescent

Residential Treatment
Co-Occurring: adult

Substance Abuse Treatment Licensed
Mental Health Center Licensed

Senior Services

March Activities Schedule

March Lunch Menu

Activities offered:
Billiards - Daily
Card Groups - Daily
Pitch, Sheep head, Bridge, Canasta, Pinochle, 500, Kings on the Corner
Stretch & Exercise – Every Monday and Thursday
Widow’s Support Group – 2nd Friday Every Month
Calico Quilt Club – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Every Month
Crafts – Last Wednesday Every Month
Social Committee Group – 2nd Monday Every Month
Movie Day – Last Wednesday Every Month
(movie, popcorn and soda donated by volunteers)
Bible Study – Every Friday
Blood Pressure Clinic:  American Red Cross – 1st Tuesday of Every Month
CCC Nursing Program – 3rd Tuesday Every Other Month

Falls Prevention – CIMRO of Nebraska
Cell Phone Education for Seniors
State Patrol Presentation on Driving
Legal Aid Presentation on Reverse Mortgages
Weight Loss Programs
Heart Care Presentations
Cancer Awareness Programs
Columbus Hospital – Vision Update
CCC Nursing Programs:

  • Nutrition Update
  • Organ Donation
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Depression
  • Brain Exercise
  • Physical Exercise
  • Social Exercise

Center For Survivors – Elder Abuse
Edgewood Vista - Dementia
Chief of Police – Scam Awareness
Severe Weather Preparedness