The DOVES Program
DOVES' mission is to ensure our empowerment-based and strengths-centered services are available and accessible to anyone who has experienced or been affected by sexual, domestic or dating violence.
At DOVES, we envision:
A community free of sexual, domestic and dating violence,
A community that fosters healthy sexuality,
A community where every person feels safe and expects healthy relationships.
The DOVES Program was founded in 1979 to provide support to victims of domestic violence in Scotts Bluff County. Since that time, our program has grown to assist victims of dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking as well. Today, the DOVES Program currently serves nine counties in Nebraska’s Panhandle: Scotts Bluff, Cheyenne, Morrill, Kimball, Banner, Box Butte, Dawes, Sheridan, & Sioux Counties.
Our dedicated staff provide 24 hour assistance, offer immediate, on-going and long-term support, and connect individuals to other community resources. In doing so, we are able to help our clients overcome crises and empower them to be the change they want to see in their lives.
The DOVES Program is an independent non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status. We are part of a network of community-based domestic violence and sexual assault programs providing services across Nebraska.