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 National Domestic Violence Hotline, over 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner.

In our own community

In Omaha, these crimes happen every day, as demonstrated by the 5,692 police reports the WCA received in 2023. The WCA also provided service to 298 clients in area emergency rooms that year. All told, the WCA provided services to more than 4,335 clients in 2023 and received 10,726 hotline calls.

The prevalence of abuse in Douglas County, the multigenerational 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.

Signs of abuse

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, these are some warning signs of an abuser:

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