Abuse Reporting & Prevention / Emergency

Child Abuse Prevention
Child Advocacy Center
5025 Garland Street
Lincoln, NE 68504
Phone: 1-402-476-3200
Website: www.smallvoices.org
Website information:  “The mission of the Child Advocacy Center is to provide Lincoln, Lancaster County and Southeast Nebraska with a coordinated, team approach to the problem of child abuse. Our goals are to reduce trauma, seek justice, and foster hope and healing for children and their non-offending caregivers. The Child Advocacy Center establishes a safe, child friendly environment for interviews and medical evaluations for the alleged child victim and offers continued support to the child and non-offending family members. We also promote specialized training for professionals as well as public education and prevention efforts.
The Child Advocacy Center is a non-profit organization providing a safe, child friendly location for conducting forensic interviews and medical evaluations for abused children in Southeast Nebraska. We also recognize that we work as part of a team with law enforcement, Health and Human Services, medical personnel, mental health providers and prosecutors.”

Crying Baby Helpline
Shaken Baby Task Force

Jennie Edmundson Hospital
933 East Pierce
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone: 712-396-4200
24-Hour Hotline:  1-866-243-BABY (2229)
Website: www.safebaby.org
Website information:  “For a free packet or for additional information, visit www.safebaby.org or contact the Family Resource Center at (712) 396-4200. “Crying does not hurt the baby. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed, but it’s not okay to take that frustration out on a baby. Just a few seconds of violent shaking can change the child’s life and yours forever.”

  • Place the baby in a safe place, like a crib, and leave the room.
  • Only return to the room when you feel calm.
  • Relax, breathe deeply, count to 10, then 20.
  • Ask a friend or relative to ‘take over’ for a while.
  • Ask for support from someone who understands the frustration of caring for a crying baby.
  • Call the 24-hour hotline at 866-243-BABY (2229).

Child Abuse & Neglect
DHHS – Child Welfare and Adult Protective and Safety services
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
Hotline: 1-800-652-1999
Website: www.dhhs.ne.gov/children_family_services
Website information: “The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) includes child welfare, adult protective services, economic support programs and the youth rehabilitation and treatment centers. Child Welfare and Adult Protective and Safety services include prevention activities and coordination, child and adult protective services, foster care and independent living, adoption, domestic violence, safety and treatment services, and educational initiatives.”

American Red Cross – Southeast Nebraska Service Center
-Disaster Related Clothing/Emergency Supplies
-Disaster Related Shelter Services
-Post Disaster Food Services
205 North 4th Street
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-4211
Website: www.redcross.org/ne/omaha

Family Violence Council (serving Richardson County)
4600 Valley Road, Ste 324
Lincoln, NE 68510
Office Phone: 402-489-9292
Fax: 402-483-4184
Email: bob@fvclincoln.org

Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services
Disaster Related Clothing/Emergency Supplies
10755 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68114
Phone: 402-510-4403
*Serving state of Nebraska

Project Response (serving Richardson County)
(Helping with: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Children Services, Abuse Intervention)
PO Box 213
908 13th Street
Auburn, NE 68305
Office: 402-274-5092
Crisis: 402-274-5092 or 1-800-456-5764
Fax: 402-274-2546

Project Response-Nebraska City
917 Wildwood Lane, Rm 113
Nebraska City, NE 68410
Office: 402-873-3835