One in three women in Nebraska has reported experiencing physical violence, sexual violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during her lifetime, as reported by the National Intimate Partner & Sexual Violence survey from the CDC. Throughout October, Domestic Violence Awareness month, Friendship Home will share informative, powerful insight on domestic violence in Lincoln and Lancaster County. You can also follow Friendship Home on Facebook or visit FriendshipHome.org.
At this time of the year, Friendship Home is usually announcing plans for Safe Quarters, an annual event that not only brings awareness to domestic violence but is a critical fundraiser to help support the needs of domestic violence victims and their children. Due to COVID-19, and concern for the current risk level in Lincoln, Friendship Home is not planning the traditional Safe Quarters event, instead focusing on Domestic Violence Awareness month, a national campaign, to bring attention to domestic violence.
“We all will miss Safe Quarters and hope that this annual fundraising event will be back next fall, but we still want to focus on domestic violence in our community,” explained Dani Bryant, Assistant Development Director. “We want to make sure every household in Lincoln and Lancaster County knows about Friendship Home and how we help domestic violence victims and their children rebuild their lives.”
If you have supported Safe Quarters in the past and would like to donate to Friendship Home please text EMPOWER to 402-383-3344.