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
- Scheduled Advocacy
- 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 - In-Person/Via Zoom Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This group provides support for women who are currently or were previously involved in an abusive relationship.
Sexual Trauma Support Group - In-Person/Via Zoom Wednesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This group provides support for women who have experienced sexual abuse or trauma.
Latina Group - In-Person/Via Zoom Tuesdays 10:00am - 11:30am
This group is held in partnership with El Centro de Las Americas to provide support for Spanish-speaking women who have experienced relationship abuse. Se ofrece en español.
DV101/Parenting Class - In-Person Wednesdays 3:45 - 5:15
This 8-week course is designed to help women who are 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) - Not Currently Offered
This group is designed to give support and resources to women who have experienced financial abuse.
Healthy Relationships for Adolescents - Not Currently Offered
This 6-week class is designed for high school aged teens that focuses on characteristics of healthy relationships, handling stress and preventing violence. A pre-screening is required before starting the class.
Phenomenal Woman Group - In-Person Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:00
This group is held in partnership with The Malone Center to provide support for black women who have experienced sexual or domestic violence.
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.