DOMESTIC VIOLENCE & SEXUAL ASSAULT

Domestic violence and sexual assault do not discriminate based on age, income, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion. 

In our nation

According to the CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking at some point in their life. 

In our own community

In Omaha, these crimes happen every day, as demonstrated by the 5,257 police reports the WCA received in 2016, and provided service to 550 clients in area emergency. All told, the WCA provided services to more than 4,271 clients in 2016 and received more than 8,500 hotline calls.

The prevalence of abuse in Douglas County, the multi-generational cycle of poverty and violence (seen through more than 75% of clients living at or below the Federal Poverty Level), and the complex issues affecting victim safety, position this issue as a public health crisis that must continue to be recognized and addressed.

Learn more

The WCA is available as a resource to you and your community. Our commitment to raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault is as strong as our programming for victims. Visit the Prevention & Education page to learn how you can bring new learning to your own workplace, school, place of worship, or club.   

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