Victim and Survivor Advocacy and Resources

All staff members of GSRC are free and confidential victim and survivor advocates certified by the state of Nebraska. To make an appointment, please call 402.554.2890.

To receive support after hours contact the Women's Center for Advancement's 24-Hour Hotline at 402-345-7273.

Advocates serve the needs of victims and survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking. This includes those who are directly experiencing violence or friends or family members trying to offer the survivor support. Advocates provide affirming, empowering, and confidential support for survivors and bring a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options and resources. 

After experiencing trauma associated with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, or stalking, a survivor might not know what their options are. Our state-certified advocates are here to help you navigate your options, provide you with support, connect you with resources on-campus or within the community, and serve as a trusted point of contact throughout the whole process. GSRC Advocates believe that it is always the survivor’s choice in whether or not they choose to report and which resources they choose to use.

Individual advocacy may include:

  • Providing emotional support
  • Educating on resources and reporting options
  • Providing information on healthy relationships
  • Navigating on-campus and community resources
  • Accompanying survivor to hospital
  • Assisting with reporting to UNMC, UNO, or Omaha Police Department
  • Accompanying to Title IX or Law Enforcement/Legal Meetings
  • Helping with filing of a protection order
  • Developing a safety plan

EMPOWER Program

EMPOWER is a student-led, inter-professional initiative founded at UNMC with a twofold mission focused on awareness and education of domestic and sexual violence. We seek to provide opportunities for students, health care providers, and community members to become involved in efforts to minimize domestic and sexual violence in our community and beyond. We achieve our mission through on-campus activities and community outreach events. Find out how to get involved.