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From the Executive Director

As I write this, I am reflecting on the relationships that have made it possible for us to serve survivors, and it is with a heavy heart, I am reminded that in October we lost a truly...

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Welcome Dani Jurgens!

We are excited to announce the return of Dani Jurgens to Friendship Home as the new Development Director.  Dani previously worked at Friendship Home, as a Case Manager and Volunteer Coordinator. In 2017 Dani moved on to...

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Safe Quarters 2022 is in the Books!

That’s a wrap on Safe Quarters 2022. On Sunday, October 9th we spread awareness in the community and were able to raise funds for survivors of domestic violence through canvasing neighborhoods! We would like to extend a...

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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...

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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...

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Ruth’s Story

Ruth called Friendship Home after a particularly traumatic and violent episode in her home. She wanted to leave but the size of her family was of great concern. She had five children and was worried Friendship Home...

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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...

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Summer Newsletter

A New Day Introducing Leah Droge, as Friendship Home’s new Executive Director! Leah is a native of Pawnee City, NE, and a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, with a Bachelor’s in Sociology, and currently working towards a...

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A Safe Space for All Survivors

I believe that everyone deserves to be safe, especially in their own home and in their intimate relationship. Until that is a reality, Friendship Home exists to provide a safe space for all survivors of domestic or...

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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...

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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?...

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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,...

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