About Us

Genesis Personal Development Center, Inc. “Genesis House” is a private, 501(c)3 non-profit learning center for survivors of domestic violence with violence prevention programming for the public.


where nightmares end

We are a learning center for survivors of domestic violence and provide prevention programming for Polk and Butler counties in rural Nebraska. We are not an emergency or crisis shelter.

and dreams begin


We offer education, self-help programs, and friendship during a time of transition. Participants engage in program requirements that enable them to refine life skills and to maintain employment. Clients of Genesis House become enabled, empowered and independent – leaving with ability not only to survive, but also to thrive as productive members of the community.


Clients who sign an agreement to participate in long-term transition and mentoring begin with a survival plan to set goals for the steps that will lead to freedom from being abused. We work closely with law enforcement and other assistance agencies to promote a better understanding about domestic violence issues, and the obstacles faced by our clients.


Remember, we are not a crisis shelter.  People who are facing imminent danger are placed in motels or alternation locations to allow time for us to establish a safety plan, intake, and assessment of individual needs.