Cultural Communities

There are many communities that could be considered “cultural communities.” The information included in this section should not be considered to be a complete list but a starting point. This information includes cultural communities about which the Coalition has received the most requests for information and referrals. For more information, please contact the Coalition or your local domestic violence/sexual assault program.

Statewide Crisis Line in Spanish

Linea de Crisis (Statewide Hotline En Español): Spanish Hotline: 1-877-215-0167
As Nebraska’s Latino population grows, it is critical that the network programs are able to respond to the needs of this community. To assist in this effort, the Coalition established a statewide Spanish language hotline in 2004. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day by bilingual advocates.


Immigrant Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Many immigrants are victims of domestic and sexual violence, by other immigrants and by perpetrators born in the United States. Often this violence includes threats and intimidation related to the person’s citizenship status.

There are several relief options available to immigrant victims of domestic and sexual violence. Click here for more information.

Publications and Resources
Nebraska Appleseed Organization
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Immigrant Power and Control Wheel


Violence Against Native Americans

Domestic and sexual violence occur in all communities. However, American Indians are 2.5 times more likely to experience sexual assault crimes compared to all other races, and one in three Indian women reports having been raped during her lifetime. (Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence, and Consequences of Violence Against Women Patricia Tjaden & Nancy Thoennes, US Department of Justice, 2000.)

In Nebraska, there are four tribal programs that offer services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. These programs are in addition to the 21 community based programs located across the state.

Omaha Tribe of Nebraska
Omaha Nation Abuse Intervention Project
P.O. Box 368, Macy, NE 68039
(402) 837-4050 or (402)837-4103

Ponca Tribe of Nebraska
Domestic Violence Program
1800 Syracuse Avenue, Norfolk, NE 68701
(402) 371-8834 – Norfolk area
(402) 857-3341 – Niobrara area
(402) 438-9222 – Lincoln area
(402) 734-5275 – Omaha area
(712) 258-0500 – Sioux City area

Santee Sioux Nation
Otokahe Teca Tipi
Rt 2 Box 5254, Niobrara, NE 68760
(402) 857-2316

Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Domestic Violence Intervention / Family Preservation Program
P.O. Box 645, Winnebago, NE 68071
(402) 878-4308

Websites

Publications and Resources
Battering Triangle
Creator Wheel


People of Color

Publications and Resources
Domestic Violence Facts- Women of Color Network
Sexual Violence Facts- Women of Color Network
Dating Violence Facts- Women of Color Network
Elder Abuse Facts – Women of Color Network

Websites


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender

Domestic and sexual violence occur in all relationships. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), individuals who self-identify as lesbian, gay, and bisexual have an equal or higher prevalence of experiencing IPV, SV, and stalking as compared to self-identified heterosexuals.

For more information about this section of the NISVS, visit
www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/cdc_nisvs_victimization_final-a.pdf

Publications and Resources
GLBT Intimate Partner Violence Brochure-English
GLBT Intimate Partner Violence Brochure-Spanish
GLBT Power and Control Wheel
Open Minds Open Doors: Transforming Domestic Violence Programs to Include LGBTQ Survivors

Websites

Disabilities

Domestic and sexual violence occur in alarming numbers in all segments of society. However, rates of abuse are higher for people with disabilities. Some perpetrators target people with disabilities and use the disability to further abuse and isolate the person.

National Hotline
National Hotline – Abused Deaf Women’s Services (ADWAS)
National Hotline – Deaf Advocates on duty 9 AM – 5 PM M-F
(206) 726-0093 TTY
IM: ADWASHotline
ADWAS@ndvh.org
Video Phone Only for Deaf Callers: (206) 787-3224

Publications and Resources
Power and Control Wheel: People with Disabilities and Their Caregivers
Deaf Power and Control Wheel
Sexual Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women: Needs and
Remedies

Deaf and Hard of Hearing VAWNET Special Collection. VAWNET contains several articles, studies and links for additional information.

Websites

  • Safe Place – www.austin-safeplace.org
    Good resource on women with disabilities. Safe Place provides technical assistance, training and educational presentations as well as expert consultation, mentoring, training and guidance to victim service organizations so that each can develop protocols, community partnerships and skills that provide appropriate and accessible services to crime victims with disabilities.

Older Victims of Domestic Violence

Domestic and sexual violence occur among people of all ages. Abuse in later life occurs when an older person is subjected to a pattern of coercive behaviors used to gain and maintain power and control. Typically, the victim is 50 years or older.

Publications and Resources
For a series of information sheets from the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL), visit: http://www.ncall.us/content/ALL

Power and Control Wheel: Older Victims
Rural Domestic and Sexual Abuse Program Advocates: Making a Difference in the Lives of Older Survivors of Abuse

Websites

  • National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) (WI Coalition Against Domestic Violence) – www.ncall.us
    Site includes information, handouts, and resources that can be purchased from NCALL and WCADV.
  • National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) – www.ncea.aoa.gov/
    Site offers fact sheets, reporting numbers, news, a list of NCEA publications, bibliographies, statistics, and resources.
  • Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services – www.dhhs.ne.gov
    Site includes information on various programs of the department; including Adult Protective Services.
  • VAWnet – National Clearinghouse on Violence Against Women – www.vawnet.org
    Site includes articles and information about a variety of topics related to domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) – www.nsvrc.org
    Site includes general information and information related to sexual violence, including sexual violence later in life. on coordination of community response teams, safety planning, workplace guidelines.