Domestic violence event to raise awareness in Omaha

The Women’s Center for Advancement, an Omaha-based nonprofit focused on domestic violence, sexual assault, and spousal abuse, held an awareness event at the Gene Leahy Mall in Omaha on Saturday afternoon. he event comes at a good time as October is Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. Survivors of domestic violence attended the event to show support and offer hope. “You can go out, and you can be anything without your abuser and life goes on,” said Autumn Miller, a domestic violence survivor. WCA firsthand and praises what the nonprofit organization does. “It’s important to be at things like this to show people that you can still do things after going through something like this,” Miller said. to know that there is a bright future and one that will be happy and secure,” said Sarah Smith, Omaha resident and event attendee. gal services free of charge to those in need. They also work closely with the Omaha Police to monitor cases of domestic violence and assault in Omaha. “We want people to be aware.” The event included games and attractions for children, free water and hot dogs from Jille Dawgz & Catering and a booth set up with resources and information. Learn more about WCA’s mission here. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or spousal abuse, call the WCA Helpline at 402-345-7273.

The Women’s Center for Advancement, an Omaha-based nonprofit focused on domestic violence, sexual assault and spousal abuse, held an awareness event at the Gene Leahy Mall in Omaha on Saturday afternoon.

The event is timely as October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Domestic violence survivors attended the event to show their support and offer hope.

“You can go out, and you can be anything without your abuser and life goes on,” said Autumn Miller, a domestic violence survivor.

Miller knows the importance of organizations like WCA firsthand and praises what the nonprofit does.

“It’s important to be at things like this to show people that you can still do things after going through something like this,” Miller said.

“There are definitely resources out there and just to know that there is a bright future that will be happy and secure,” said Omaha resident and event attendee Sarah Smith.

The WCA provides advocacy, case management, support groups and legal services free of charge to those in need. They also work closely with the Omaha Police to monitor cases of domestic violence and assault in Omaha.

“It’s there but nobody really talks about it,” said Porscha Howard, head of training at WCA. “We want people to be aware.”

The event included games and attractions for children, free water and hot dogs from Jille Dawgz & Catering, and a booth with resources and information.

Learn more about WCA’s mission here.

If you or someone you know is dealing with a case of domestic violence, sexual assault, or spousal abuse, call the WCA Helpline at 402-345-7273.

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