Domestic Violence Resources for the Omaha Area

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.

Local Resources

Women's Center for Advancement

24/7 Hotline: (402) 345-7273

3801 Harney Street, Omaha, NE 68131

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.

Heartland Family Service

24/7 Crisis Line: (800) 523-3666

2101 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68105

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.

Bethlehem House

2301 S. 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68108

The mission of Bethlehem House is to provide pregnant and parenting women in crisis, regardless of their faith preference, with a home, hope, and empowerment through life-affirming services rooted in the Catholic tradition.

Catholic Charities of Omaha

Crisis Hotline: (402) 558-5700

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

1702 Nicholas Street, Omaha, 68102

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.

Lydia House - Open Door Mission

Shelter Availability: (402) 829-1531

2809 N 20th St E, Omaha, 68110

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].

Project Harmony

(402) 595-1326

11949 Q Street, Omaha, 68137

Project Harmony focuses on ending the cycle of child abuse and neglect in our community. They strive to help every child to find the courage to share what they have experienced or witnessed.

Douglas County Domestic Violence Unit

(402) 444-3808

1701 Farnam Street, Room 101, Omaha, NE 68183

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.

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