Voices of Hope (voicesofhopelincoln.org) is collecting coats to keep families warm this winter. They are looking for all sizes of coats, including kids and adults. Donations socks, hats, mittens and hand warmers would also be helpful and greatly appreciated. If you would like to donate any of these items, please contact Voices of Hope’s Resource Development Coordinator Yaquelin Cisneros at yaquelin@voicesofhopelincoln.org.

Winter drives play a vital role in addressing the immediate needs of vulnerable individuals and families, promoting public health, fostering community spirit and teaching important values. Voices of Hope strives to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to stay safe and comfortable during the winter months.

Voices of Hope has been a vital part of our community for over 40 years. Voices of Hope began in 1975 when the Lincoln Coalition Against Rape, a campus/community group, organized and began to provide a crisis line and support services for survivors of sexual assault. Before long, the group also began providing services for survivors of domestic violence.

Voices of Hope’s vision is that all survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as their families and communities, receive responsive, empowering services and support that meet their needs, both individual and cultural, through advocacy and education aimed at eliminating recurrence, challenging oppressive social institutions and reducing violence and oppression. Learn more at voicesofhopelincoln.org.