24-Hour Hotline

877-322-7272

 220 S. Burlington Ave. Suite 4

Hastings, Nebraska 68901

 402-463-5810

communityed@hastingssasa.com

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A pattern of behavior that may include: emotional, psychological, and physical abuse. Also, threats, coercion, stalking, isolation, intimidation, sexual, and economic abuse all fall under the definition of domestic violence. It may also include:

 

  • SCREAMING AND YELLING
  • Pushing and Shoving
  • Throwing Objects
  • Punching Holes in Walls
  • Driving Out of Control
  • Threats and Intimidation
  • Forced Sexual Contact
  • Controlling Finances
  • Isolation from Family, Friends, Job & School
  • Jealousy and Possessiveness
  • Using Children to Manipulate
  • Physical Attacks

 

* If you are experiencing any of these, contact the hotline at 402-463-4677

WHO DOES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AFFECT?

Since there are so many different ways a relationship could be unhealthy or abusive, sometimes it's difficult to tell. However, if you answer yes to any of the following questions then your relationship is unhealthy.

  • Are you afraid of your partner?
  • Do they call you names; make you feel stupid, or tell you can't do anything right?
  • Do they say that no one else would ever love with you?
  • Do you feel cut off from your friends and family?
  • Does this persons shove, grab, hit, pinch, hold you down, or kick you?
  • Does this person make frequent promises that change?
  • Do they pretend they never hurt you?
  • Do they tell you you're making a "big deal" out of it?
  • Do you feel pushed or forced into being sexual?

Domestic violence can happen to anyone. It doesn't just happen to a certain culture, economic class, ethnicity, education level, family structure, religion, sexual orientation, or age.

 

Being the victim is painful and embarrassing, and too often, the victims are blamed for not leaving. Abusive partners destroy healthy environments and deprive victims of independence.

how do i get out of an abusive relationship?

HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM IN AN abusive RELATIONSHIP?

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

SASA's clients are anyone who has been a victim of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, dating violence, or sex trafficking.

The first thing to do is to get yourself into a safe place and get help. It is not safe for you to stay with or have contact wiTh your partner while you, or your partner, are getting help. SASA can help you.No matter what the situation is, no one deserves to be abused, so get help.

 

By calling SASA, you are only taking a chance on gaining strength. SASA does not make the decision for you to leave or stay. We help you see options for you and your children.

 

At SASA, we listen; we show you some possible ideas that might make your life easier for you. We only hope to assist you in making a plan for safety. Plans are not concrete; we do not call the police or ask you to do so. We support you in your plans and assist you as you move forward in your own life.

 

If you know someone who was sexually assaulted, go to the supporting survivors page for more information.

WHAT CAN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCLUDE?

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To be a source of help, hope, safety, and inspiration to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We embrace and focus on the story of each individual with deep concern and care in order to understand, facilitate, advocate, and support.

SASA Crisis Center | 220 S. Burlington Ave. Suite 4 | Hastings, Nebraska 68901 | 402-463-5810 | executivedirector@hastingssasa.com

Project supported by Administration of Children and Families through the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act (G-1501NEFVPS).

 The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this site are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Adinistration of Children and Families.