Domestic Violence

Domestic violence

On the job or at the mall, we may not see any signs of it. But many of us in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area likely know someone who has been the subject of domestic or sexual violence.

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United Way of the Midlands donors provide critical financial support for Omaha-Council Bluffs area domestic violence shelters and programs where individuals and families find immediate safety and support.  

These local program receive support from United Way of the Midlands:

United Way's 2025 goals include purposeful actions intended to address our neighbors' basic needs and strengthen the response to domestic and sexual violence:

  • In 2017: Provide 20,000 critical safety services to community members
  • By 2025: More than 2 million basic need serices will be delivered to our neighbors who live in or are at-risk-of poverty.

Learn more about how domestic violence impacts our neighbors by watching the video below.




Fortunately, there are places to call to find help and a safe place:


      • In Omaha/Douglas County (NE): 402-345-7273
      • In Sarpy County (NE): 800-523-3666
      • In Council Bluffs/Pottawattamie County (IA): 712-328-0266


The generosity of many individuals in our area has empowered United Way of the Midlands to invest with the goal to reduce poverty in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area. To learn more about how we invest, visit: 


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For group volunteer opportunities, please contact Dani Ohlman at or 402-522-7949.



* Professional Research Consultants (2015) Community Health Needs Assessment for Douglas, Sarpy, & Cass Counties in Nebraska and Pottawattamie County in Iowa.