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
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. 402-475-7273
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 as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:30-4:00 p.m.
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.
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
Voices of Hope's groups are free of charge and child care is available. All groups meet at Voices of Hope unless otherwise noted. For more information, please call us at 402-476-2110.
Domestic Violence Support Group - Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This group provides support for women who are currently in or were involved in an unhealthy relationship. For more information call Keri at 402-476-2110.
Sexual Trauma Support Group - Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This group is for women who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma and is a safe place for healing. For more information call Marla or Keri at 402-476-2110.
Latina Group - Tuesdays 12:30pm - 2:00pm
This group is designed to provide support for Spanish-speaking women. Meets at El Centro de Las Americas. For more information call Lizeth at 402-476-2110.
DV & Parenting 101 Class - Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This is an 11 week class to help female survivors of violence make positive changes in their lives and improve parenting skills. A certificate of completion is awarded. For more information call Lindsey at 402-476-2110.
Women's Economic Empowerment Group (WEE) - Thursdays 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This is an economic empowerment group for female survivors of financial abuse. Refreshments are provided. For more information call Jaime at 402-476-2110.
Healthy Relationships for Adolescents - Please contact the office for days/times
This is a 6 week class for high school aged males and females that focuses on characteristics of healthy relationships, handling stress and preventing violence. A pre-screening is required before starting the class. For more information call Lindsey at 402-476-2110.
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 Education & Training Coordinator, Deb Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org.