Our vision is that all victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their families and communities, receive responsive, empowering services and support that meet their needs, both individual and cultural, through advocacy and education aimed at eliminating recurrence, challenging oppressive social institutions, and reducing violence and oppression.
Voices of Hope has been a vital part of our community for over 40 years. Voices of Hope began in 1975 when the Lincoln Coalition Against Rape, a campus/community group organized and began to provide a crisis line and support services for victims of sexual assault. Before long, the group also began providing services for victims of domestic violence.
In 1976, the organization became part of Family Services Association and became known as the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center. In 1989, it incorporated as an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in order to more exclusively focus on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and related forms of abuse such as incest, stalking and harassment. In 1992, the present facility at 2545 N Street was purchased.
In 2007, the Rape/Spouse Abuse Crisis Center officially changed its name to Voices of Hope.
Over the years, we have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers that make our mission possible and our vision reachable.