Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault
The goals of the Heartland Family Service Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault program are to keep victims safe, stop the violence, and hold offenders accountable. The program strives to achieve these goals by providing emergency services to victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. The services include a 24-hour crisis line, crisis counseling, the Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter, advocacy, therapy, and legal and support services. Our services are gender inclusive.
Comprehensive services for individuals and families include:
- 24/7 Crisis Line: 800-523-3666
- Community education
- Crisis counseling
- Safe Haven concealed emergency shelter
- Support groups for women and men
Eligibility: Our services are gender inclusive for adults with child(ren) in immediate need of concealed shelter due to domestic or sexual violence living in Cass or Sarpy Counties, Nebraska.
Funding: This program is made possible with generous support from the Nebraska Arts Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment and supported in part by a grant from the United Way of the Midlands.
A total of $329,785, or 26%, of this project is supported by federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) subgrant #144-2022-VA1012, awarded by the Nebraska Crime Commission through funding provided by Office for Victims of Crime, Department of Justice; in addition, $74,802, or 6%, is supported by subgrant #144-2021-VW-4013; and points of view or opinions contained in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Commission or the Department of Justice.
CHOOSING NON-VIOLENCE GROUP
The Choosing Non-Violence group is for men who have abused their intimate partner. Most participants are court-ordered to this 36-week course. The goal of the group is to help participants identify abusive behaviors and learn new ones in order to have a healthy relationship.
MUJERES Y VALORES (Women and Values Group)
The Mujeres y Valores group was started in 2002 by therapist Sister Jan Mengenhauser and several Latina women in response to the high demand of Latina women seeking help to heal from domestic violence. This six-week group is offered twice a year and facilitated by Latina women in the community. It’s free to attend and child care is offered during the group session.
VOICES WITHOUT VIOLENCE GROUP
The Voices without Violence support group is offered to program participants in the shelter and survivors in the community once a week, in a confidential location to increase safety. A group for children is offered at the same time and location in an effort to eliminate the barrier of child care for the adults attending group.