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Victim/Survivor Advocacy

If you are in an emergency situation, please dial 911 immediately for law enforcement and medical assistance.
 
MCC’s Victim/Survivor Advocate provides free, confidential support and advocacy to students and employees of Metropolitan Community College who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking or any gender-based harassment or violence.
 
How can an advocate help?
 
An advocate provides affirming, empowering and confidential support for survivors and brings a non-judgmental, caring approach to exploring all options and resources. Our state-certified advocate is 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. After experiencing a traumatic event like a sexual assault, incident of intimate partner violence or stalking, a survivor might not know what their options are. Confidential advocacy meetings allow the survivor to seek emotional support as well as academic, medical, reporting and safety planning options.
 
It is always the survivor’s decision to pursue any of the available resources or to report an incident to the police or the university. An advocate is here to support the survivor’s decisions.
 
Students, faculty, and staff of all identities may experience gender-based violence and need access to advocacy and support services. The MCC Advocate is dedicated to serving all MCC community survivors regardless of gender, class, race, ethnicity, ability, religion/spirituality, cultural identity, immigrant or refugee status, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
 
How to get connected with an advocate:
 
If you would like to speak to an advocate by phone or schedule an appointment, call the campus advocate at 531-MCC-2223.
 
For immediate assistance, the Greater Omaha Area has a variety of resources. The following community resources offer support to survivors of all identities.
 
Community Resources:
 
Douglas County:
Women’s Center for Advancement 24/7 Hotline 402-345-7273
Women’s Center for Advancement 24/7 ESPAƑOL HOTLINE 402-672-7118

Sarpy County:
Heartland Family Services 24/7 Hotline 1-800-523-3666

Burt, Cuming, Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties:
The Bridge 24/7 Hotline 1-888-721-4340