Abuse / Domestic Violence

Following are agencies or groups that offer counseling, referral and/or legal services for neglected or abused children and/or other family members. Abuse or domestic violence refers to a physical, psychological or emotional attack by someone you know or live with or have lived with at some time. Sexual abuse includes various levels of contact ranging from intercourse to more subtle types of abuse, such as inappropriate touching, sexual comments or suggestions. It is normal and natural to feel angry, hurt, betrayed, depressed, guilty, confused and/or ashamed. The single most important step you can take to help yourself or someone you know who has been a victim of abuse is to seek professional help.

Catholic Charities

Protection, care, counseling and shelter for persons who have been or are victims of abusive situations. Bilingual counseling in Spanish available. Sliding fees for counseling. Confidential.

402-554-0520 (24 hr hotline)


Address 3300 N 60th St

Omaha, NE 68104
Phone (402) 554-0520

Child Saving Institute

Emergency shelters: provide short term emergency care for children who need to be safe and nurtured during a time of crisis. Intensive Family Preservation: services for families at risk of being separated due to abusive or neglectful home environments. Individual and Family Therapy: counseling services for children, parents and families where the primary issues relate to parenting problems or abuse/neglect. Teen Parenting Program: individual home-based assistance, training in life skills and helpful information about parenting infants and toddlers; provided at no charge to pregnant and parenting adolescents. No fee. Parenting Education: practical and interactive workshops that provide new tools, skills and resources for parents.


Toll Free 1-866-400-4274


Address 4545 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68132
Phone (402) 553-6000
Hours Monday-Friday 8 AM-5:30 PM; Emergency Shelters open 24 hrs/day
Website www.childsaving.org

Children's Square U.S.A.

Family Centered Services: Counseling for youth, and families available in-home and on-campus. Community Services are funded through a Rehabilitative Treatment and Support Services agreement with the state of Iowa. Services can be obtained by referral from the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services. Other referrals are considered on a case by case basis. Confidential.


Address North 6th St. & Avenue E
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (712) 322-3700/24 hrs

Heartland Family Service

Professional Counseling

Counseling for victims of family violence and their abusers and other adults with abuse issues. Sliding fee scale. Counseling services available at various locations.


1-800-523-3666 (24-hour Crisis Line)

Intake Office for Appointments: 402-553-3000


Domestic Abuse Program

Confidential services for domestic violence victims and abusers. Crisis counseling and intervention, transportation, access to medical services, food, legal referral and criminal justice advocacy. -Safe Haven- concealed shelter for women and children. Support groups for victims and educational group for abusers


HFS: Central Office

Address 2101 S 42nd St
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM-8PM; Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM


HFS: West Office

Address 613 N 108th Court
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Wednesday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Thursday 8:30 AM-6 PM

Website Heartlandfamilyservice.org


HFS: Papillion Office

Address 1246 Golden Gate Dr, Suite 2
Papillion, NE 68046
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday-Wednesday 9 AM-8 PM; Thursday 9 AM-5 PM

Website Heartlandfamilyservice.org


HFS: Bellevue Office

Address 116 E Mission Ave
Bellevue, NE 68005
Phone (402) 291-6065
Hours Monday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-1:00 PM

Website Heartlandfamilyservice.org


HFS: Council Bluffs Office

Address 515 E Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (402) 553-3000
Hours Monday&Thursday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Tuesday&Wednesday 8:30 AM-5 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Website Heartlandfamilyservice.org

Jewish Family Service

Individual and family counseling for teens and parents who are in abusive situations. Confidential, accepts most insurance carriers, sliding fee available if necessary.


Address 333 S 132nd St
Omaha, NE 68154
Phone (402) 330-2024
Hours Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30 AM-5 PM; Tuesday 8:30 AM-8 PM; Friday 8:30 AM-2:30 PM

Lutheran Family Services Of Nebraska

All locations offer child abuse and domestic violence counseling and referrals. Accepts most insurance. Sliding fee available based on eligibility. Bi-lingual and hearing impaired services available at the Bellevue office.


For more information contact 24 hr. answering service: (402) 342-7007


LFS Main Office

Address 124 S 24th St, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68102
Phone (402) 342-7007
Hours 24-hr answering service

Lydia House

Open Door Mission’s Lydia House provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance. We provide food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs. The Lydia House also offers life changing programs to address the causes of homelessness such as abuse, addiction, or the inability to obtain and maintain steady employment. The Lydia House has safe shelter available for more than 300 women and families.


Address 2828 N 23rd St East

Omaha, NE 68110
Phone (402) 422-1111


RESPECT programs consist of educational theater presentations paired with panel or group discussions led by community professionals and actor-educators. Our programs address a combination of relationship topics including bullying (physical, emotional, verbal and social), impulse control, teen-dating-violence, positive bystander behavior, self-injurious behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and internet safety.  Every program provided is age and content appropriate for its audience.Our goals at RESPECT are to decrease the acts of bullying and abuse, but, even more important, to empower kids and adults who may be on the sidelines to take action and stand up to help a target. Our programs are designed to let individuals come up with their own solutions and own methods for making their schools and environments comfortable and safe places.  We offer programs for large student groups, small workshops for students as well as workshops for adults.

Though RESPECT has program fees, thanks to the generous support of foundations, there are many scholarships to reduce that cost to hosting schools and organizations.


Address 820 South 75th St

Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 965-1425
Website www.respect2all.org


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