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We are Still Providing Services!

In this time of social distancing, when most of us are finding comfort and safety at home, there are some that don’t find their home safe. Unfortunately domestic violence doesn’t stop for COVID-19, and may often escalate during additional stress.  Friendship Home’s crisis line is available 24/7, our shelter doors remain open and our services are needed now more than ever.

During this challenging time, Friendship Home wants to assure those in Lancaster County that we are continuing to provide crisis services, emergency shelter, and transitional housing to victims of domestic violence and their children.

We are grateful for your care and concern for the women and children we serve.  Thank you for your continued support in empowering freedom from domestic violence.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, our crisis line is available 24 hours a day, by calling 402-437-9302.

2020 Stuff the Bus Postponed!

In our continued efforts to respond proactively to the COVID-19 concerns, we are postponing “Stuff the Bus” that was scheduled for April 4th and 5th.

“Stuff the Bus” is a critical event for Friendship Home providing much needed items for domestic violence victims and their children we serve.

We will monitor the COVID-19 situation in Lincoln and surrounding areas and will announce a rescheduled date when appropriate, considering the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and donors.

We appreciate all our supporters and wish you well during this challenging time.

Safe Quarters 2019 Raised over $110,000

On October 6th, over one hundred twenty teams of volunteers went door-to-door collecting financial contributions for Friendship Home from houses in the Lincoln, Hickman and Waverly. This year, $110,284 was raised for victims of domestic violence! Thank you to all of the Safe Quarters volunteers, sponsors and members of the community who opened their doors.

Friendship Home Achieves 4-Star Rating

Friendship Home is now one of only five charities in Lincoln and twenty-five in Nebraska to receive Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars. This distinction indicates how efficiently financial support is utilized, how well programs and services are sustained over time and the level of commitment to good governance, best practices and openness with information.

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Friendship Home of Lincoln apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!” - Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator

“This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets Friendship Home of Lincoln apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness. Approximately only a quarter of rated charities have achieved this distinction!” – Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator