Voices of Hope's primary focus is on crisis intervention services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and related forms of abuse. When working with individuals who come to us for help, our immediate priorities are the safety and empowerment of the victims and their families. We believe that in listening to the clients and respecting their decisions and by providing information, counseling, advocacy and case management, they will be empowered to make the best decisions possible toward achieving safety and economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.
Below is a listing of our comprehensive services:
24-Hour Crisis Line: 402-475-7273
Our 24-hour crisis line is answered every hour, every day of the year by one of our staff members or by a trained volunteer.
Crisis Intervention Services
Our crisis intervention services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and related forms of abuse include:
Our advocates respond to calls from hospitals and law enforcement for assistance with victims.
Daily Walk-in Services
Our facility at 2545 “N” St. provides walk-in services Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm except on Wednesdays when open from 12:30 pm to 7 pm. These services include safety planning, assistance filling out and filing for protection orders, short-term crisis counseling, financial assistance (limited), basic needs provision, and referrals to other community resources.
We employ a full-time parent/child/teen advocate who works with victims and their children on the impact on children who witness violence.
Support & Educational Groups
We offer a weekly drop-in group for domestic violence survivors and for survivors of sexual trauma. We also offer various educational groups that meet weekly including our DV101/Parenting101 class and our Economic Stability class. Free child care is provided during our groups. For more information about our support and educational groups, see information below on Support Groups.
We have a part-time on-campus advocate at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Lindsay provides free and confidential services to students, faculty and staff as well as providing on-campus public awareness and training presentations. For more information call: 402-465-2533 or email: Lindsay@voicesofhopelincoln.org.
Legal Advocacy & Referral
We provide referral to attorneys in the Lincoln area and can accompany clients to court hearings to provide support and information.
Support & Education Groups
Voices of Hope provides weekly drop-in support, weekly educational groups, and special topics groups focused on issues such as self-esteem, financial self-sufficiency, journaling, etc.
Weekly Drop-In Support Groups - We provide three weekly drop-in support groups; one for victims of domestic violence, one for victims of sexual assault, and one for Spanish-speaking women who are or have been victims of domestic violence. For more information about our weekly drop-in support groups, contact our Groups Coordinator: Keri@voicesofhopelincoln.org.
Educational Groups – We offer both DV101 and Parenting 101 for women who are or have been victims of domestic violence. For additional information contact our Childrens' Services Advocate: LindseyT@voicesofhopelincoln.org or call 402-476-2110.
Special Topic Groups: For information on our special topic groups, contact our Groups Coordinator at: Keri@voicesofhopelincoln.org.
For a complete listing of our weekly support groups and special interest and educational groups, click Schedule.
Education & Training
Community education and training on the issues such as domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and prevention are an important part of Voices of Hope's mission.
Our Community Education Program provides training on these issues for professionals who work with victims of these crimes, such as clergy, mental health professionals, law enforcement, teachers and health professionals. Our community education program also focuses in enhancing public awareness about these issues as well as about our agency and the services we provide. To find out more about education and training opportunities or to schedule a presentation, contact our Community Education Coordinator at: Suea@voicesofhopelincoln.org
Voices of Hope's Prevention Program focuses on presentations to to middle school, high school and college-aged students. Presentations include topics such as healthy relationships and red flags of unhealthy relationships, dating violence, and date rape, as well as prevention strategies such as bystander intervention. To learn about our prevention presentations or to schedule a presentation, contact our Prevention Specialist at: Lindsay@voicesofhopelincoln.org