Domestic Violence Services

Many women in a violent relationship are scared and confused and don't know where to turn.  To the battered woman and her children, Catholic Charities is shelter and safety.

Despite the danger, many battered women remain in an abusive situation out of fear of danger and the unknown.  Others are afraid they will not be able to support themselves and their children.  Unless these women seek help, they will likely face more frequent attacks that are more violent.

At the Juan Diego Center and The Shelter, Catholic Charities of Omaha offers services to protect women and their families:

For information on Domestic Violence programs, please contact 402-558-5700 or email


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More than 19 years ago my two sons and I received shelter, education, support and counseling at the Domestic Violence Shelter in Omaha.  Just wanted you to know that, to this day, I am grateful for the help we received.
- Allison, domestic violence survivor and donor


I would like to extend a thank you to all of the staff at Catholic Charities for saving my life and for giving me the resources I need to make it.  You gave me a safe place to stay and helped me find ways to get done what I needed to get done.  Thank you for giving me life again!!!  Because as I see it, I was dead and thanks to you and God, I'm alive and I feel like a person again.
– Gloria, domestic violence survivor


When I look back, I can tell how much Catholic Charities helped me and my daughter.  I learned to make a decision.  If that does not work, make another, and another, and another.  Keep doing this until you break through.  And we did!
– Joy, domestic violence survivor