Friendship Home (www.friendshiphome.org) appreciates all that the Lincoln community has done to support domestic violence survivors this holiday season, such as providing Thanksgiving meals and gifts. Because of your support, the holiday season can be a wonderful time of year for people at Friendship Home. To understand the impact Friendship Home makes in survivors’ lives, read this story about Miranda, a Friendship Home patron.
Miranda checked into Friendship Home with her four kids on December 23, 2021. She fled from her abusive relationship in the middle of the night, leaving most of her belongings. Christmas was only two days away and while she knew she made the right decision, she was feeling guilty about ‘ruining’ Christmas for her kids. Miranda’s advocate told her about Friendship Home’s Sponsored Families program. The staff gave her presents to wrap for her children, reigniting that Christmas spirit. The joy Miranda and her children felt from being able to celebrate together, in a safe environment, and have a true Christmas as a family was the greatest gift.
Friendship Home provides crisis services, emergency shelter, and transitional housing to victims of domestic violence and their children. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call Friendship Home’s 24/7 crisis line at (402) 437-9302. To learn more, visit www.friendshiphome.org.