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.
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
Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska
Domestic Violence Intervention / Family Preservation Program
P.O. Box 645, Winnebago, NE 68071
- National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center - www.niwrc.org
- Mending the Sacred Hoop – www.msh-ta.org
- White Buffalo Calf Society – www.wbcws.org
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
- Women of Color Network – http://womenofcolornetwork.org
- Alianza: National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence – www.dvalianza.org
- Arte Sana and ALAS (Latina alliance against sexual violence) – www.arte-sana.com
- Casa de Esperanza – www.casadeesperanza.org
- Asian & Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence (APIIDV) – http://apiidv.org/
- Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC) – www.dvinstitute.org
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
- Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Hotline: 1-800-843-4564 www.GLBTNationalHelpCenter.org
- OUTlinc – www.outlinc.org
- Forge – www.forge-forward.org
- Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse – www.nwnetwork.org
- National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs – www.avp.org
- The Network/La Red – www.tnlr.org (Note: website is in English and Spanish)
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 – Abused Deaf Women’s Services (ADWAS)
National Hotline – Deaf Advocates on duty 9 AM – 5 PM M-F
(206) 726-0093 TTY
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
Deaf and Hard of Hearing VAWNET Special Collection. VAWNET contains several articles, studies and links for additional information.
- 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
- 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.