October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and is something we take very seriously at Omaha Mom. We’ve compiled a list of local resources to help anyone needing assistance. Love shouldn’t hurt.
According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
- 1 in 3 women nationally experience some form of physical violence by a partner
- 1 in 7 women has been stalked by a partner.
- 1 in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence, and 90% are eyewitness to the abuse
- 20,000 calls are made to domestic violence hotlines nationwide on a typical day
- 38.5% of Nebraska women experience physical violence, sexual violence, or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime.
With the current COVID-19 restrictions, many victims are no longer able to escape the abuse. We encourage everyone to be aware, donate to these local organizations, and support those who have struggled with this form of abuse.
If you or someone you know is being abused, please seek help.
24/7 Hotline: (402) 345-7273
Helping women and their children to stay safe and grow strong. The WCA saves hundreds of lives each year. It is the go-to place for anyone in the Omaha area experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. Free, high-quality services address immediate safety needs and help them to overcome and grow independently.
24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 523-3666
The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services. They provide advocacy, community education, Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter, therapy, and support groups.
When you are unsure where to turn, Domestic Violence Services (DVS) at Catholic Charities offers shelter and safety. They provide life-saving help for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking by an intimate partner, and human trafficking.
Siena Francis House is Nebraska’s largest provider of services to individuals experiencing homelessness. They provide emergency shelter, food, and clothing to individuals experiencing homelessness; the ultimate goal is to end homelessness by helping every guest achieve housing out in the community.
Shelter Availability: (402) 829-1531
Emergency and transitional services for single women & families in need of assistance. Food, shelter, clothing, and other basic needs are provided. Case managers guide women & families through opportunities for life change – the first steps toward preventing future homelessness. Special services provided for children, domestic violence, and family reunification.
Applications for the Lydia House Transitional Shelter are taken by individual appointment by contacting Ronda Nelson at 402-829-1545 or [email protected]
The purpose of the Douglas County DV Prosecution Unit is to provide a specialized group of trained prosecutors and support staff to prosecute domestic violence crimes aggressively. The Douglas County Attorney recognizes the importance of communicating and cooperating with law enforcement and other public and private community agencies that provide services to families, victims, and perpetrators.