Domestic Violence Services - The Shelter
Centers

Contact Information

24-hour crisis line:  402-558-5700

  

Director Information

Program Director: Frances Holeton, LMHP, LCSW

 

Services                                  

24-hour Crisis Line:  402-558-5700
Counseling and Advocacy
Emergency Shelter and Temporary Housing
 

 

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Client Story

Lisa had been in an abusive relationship with the father of her two children for twenty years. The victim of emotional and physical abuse, Lisa felt hopeless and longed to be part of a happy family.  His controlling nature did not allow her to have relationships with her friends and family or advance her career. After many years of hoping the situation would change, Lisa finally sought out the help of Catholic Charities in 2007 and moved her and her children to the Shelter.

“You hope he can change, but you finally realize he won’t,” said Lisa. “You have to see it for yourself."

With the help of Catholic Charities, Lisa rebuilt her confidence and self-esteem, reestablished relationships with her family, and followed her dreams of going back to school. She credits overcoming her cycle of domestic violence with the support of the advocates she worked with. “These women had such devotion to helping women achieve their goal of independence,” Lisa says. “They guided me to regain my confidence I had lost in myself and challenged me to reach for a higher standard.”

Lisa’s advice to others who may be in her same situation is, “Don’t give up, get out and believe in yourself.”