Programs & Services
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.
Crisis Intervention 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.
Our advocates respond to calls from hospitals and law enforcement for assistance with victims.
- Safety Planning
- Short-Term Crisis Counseling
- Assistance Filling Out and Filing For Protection Orders
- Basic Needs Provision
- Financial Assistance (Limited)
- Legal Advocacy & Referral
We provide referral to attorneys in the Lincoln area and can accompany clients to court hearings to provide support and information.
- Parent/Child Advocate
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 & 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 Contact Us via phone, email, or the contact form.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, please Contact Us via the contact form, email, or office line.