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Winter Appeal

As we welcome a New Year, it’s a time for new beginnings and fresh hopes. However, for many survivors of domestic violence, the promise of a new start can seem out of reach. With your heartfelt support,...


A Letter from the Executive Director

The holidays are a time of joy, giving us a chance to be surrounded by friends and family, to share laughs, and to make happy memories. For adults and children experiencing domestic violence, what should be a...




From volunteering to donations, there are many ways to give to Friendship Home. Recently, we partnered with Safe Shelter Collaborative to utilize a unique giving method. By downloading the Safe Night App and joining Friendship Home’s community,...


What is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of physical assaults, threats and coercive behaviors used to maintain control over a current or former intimate partner. Abusive behaviors can include ongoing verbal, emotional, sexual, physical, psychological and economic abuse, and...


Mallory’s Story

Mallory came to Friendship Home when she was 22. Her husband, Scott, had never allowed her to work or have access to their checking account, or to an ATM card. She said this was similar to what...


Children & Domestic Violence

The resilience of mothers and their children resonates with me. Some of our families face many barriers to a better life through no fault of their own. They must do things to get back on their feet...


Brain Injury & Domestic Violence

In the recent Strictly Business magazine, Friendship Home Addresses Connection between Brain Injury and Domestic Violence Friendship Home’s Healthcare Navigator works with domestic violence survivors to access primary, reproductive, and behavioral healthcare. A collaborative project, Brain Injury,...


Power & Control Wheel

Physical and sexual assaults, or threats to commit them, are the most apparent forms of domestic violence and are usually the actions that allow others to become aware of the problem. However, regular use of other abusive...


A 4-Star Charity!

Friendship Home recently received notice from Charity Navigator that we have earned our fifth consecutive 4-star rating. Friendship Home is one of only five charities in Lincoln to have four-star status and has the highest rating. According...


A History of Racial Injustice

This Month in History Friendship Home is proud to feature the Equal Justice Initiatives new digital experience of  A History of Racial Injustice that highlights events on this day in history as a set of tools for...


Miriam’s Story

Miriam worked full time at a local bank and lived with her boyfriend, Joey. When she became pregnant, the sporadic abuses she had experienced from Joey became far more frequent and violent. Miriam was the primary lease...


Is Something Wrong in Your Relationship

Do you feel… confused about your relationship? like you are going crazy? that you are “walking on eggshells”? it is hard for you to spend time with family and friends? as if you can’t do anything right?...