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If your family is in immediate danger, contact the Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 402.345.7273.

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Family Empowerment Program

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Mother hugging DaughterOur Family Empowerment Program offers free support groups to survivors of domestic violence and their children during a 10-week session utilizing a research-based model to help enhance life after domestic violence. Parents and caregivers attend free weekly classes, while their children also attend classes to engage in fun, interactive activities that are proven to help them process and heal from past trauma. Together, families will grow and develop skills to find stability and new hope for the future.

Questions & Contacts

Survivors of domestic violence may be referred to the Family Empowerment Program through our community partners. Individuals may also inquire about program participation by contacting CSI directly. All inquiries and personal information provided will be kept confidential for the safety of families. For information regarding FEP Group Sign-Up, please contact Shae below.

Shae Frederick, PLMHP
Lead Case Manager

Jana Habrock, BS, IMH-E®
Program Director

If your family is in immediate danger, contact the Women’s Center for Advancement’s (WCA) 24/7 Crisis Hotline at 402.345.7273.

Covid impacted our community in many ways.  Domestic violence incidents increased—there were more stressors, social isolation, and limited resources during and after the pandemic. In addition, our community saw a huge turnover in mental health professionals, advocates working directly with survivors and their children, teachers and first responders. These trends continue today.

The goal of Reclaiming Hope: A Statewide Conference to End Domestic and Sexual Violence is to build capacity in our community to respond to individuals, children and families impacted by violence. This conference will be a call to action for everyone who attends about what we can do together to prevent, respond, and support those impacted by violence to begin healing — In Unity, Hope Blossoms. 

This conference brings together IPV advocates, mental health professionals, social workers, medical professionals, educators, counselors, first responders, attorneys, survivors, and anyone working with individuals impacted by violence.

Additional Community Resources

Women’s Center for Advancement (WCA)

The WCA assists anyone in the Omaha area who is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or human trafficking. Our free, high-quality services address our clients’ immediate safety needs and help them to grow into independence over time.


A one-stop source of information for people in need of assistance. When you reach out to 211, they’ll assess your situation and then utilize an extensive, up-to-date database to find the best resource(s) to meet your needs.

Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence 

The Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is a statewide advocacy organization that works to enhance safety and justice by changing beliefs and behaviors, and dismantling the systems that perpetuate sexual and domestic violence, human trafficking, stalking, and other forms of violence.

National Domestic Violence Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline, available 24/7, provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence so they can live their lives free of abuse.

The Family Empowerment Program was supported by Grant Number 90EV0472 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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