Capital Area Family Violence Battered Women's Pro

Rating: 4.89 stars   9 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Women

Location: PO Box 52809 Baton Rouge LA 70892 USA

Mission: Our mission is: To end domestic violence through: serving victims of family violence; educating the public about family violence; and eliminating economic, social and cultural conditions and attitudes that contribute to domestic violence.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I called the Battered Women's Program on night after yet another incident with my then live in boyfriend. The person on the phone was helpful, knowledgeable, and nonjudgemental.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

receiving education and legal help at a time when I was in need.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them a $10 million grant so they could expand their facility and enlarge the staff to help more survivors and educate the general public.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center (CAFVIC) provides a variety of services to victims of domestic violence in a seven parish area surrounding Baton Rouge. CAFVIC offers shelter, legal services, education and children's services at both its main office and outreach offices. As a survivor of DV, I wish this program, and others like it, would have been in place 40+ years ago. Women, like myself, would have benefited greatly from these services. Maybe if we had been better educated, we could have done more to break the cycle of violence by now.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping to distribute literature and encouraging others to attend activities and call if they need help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hire more help . . . the public needs so much education on this topic.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Battered Women's Program has been empowering women and children through a variety of programs for over 30 years. Our oldest and largest program is the 24-hour emergency shelter for battered women and their dependent children. In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information and referral, support groups, and education for the larger community about violence and its effects. Community support is critical to the success of our events and we greatly appreciate your participation!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

assisting women with emergency shelter needs and community education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to educate and encourage survivors and the general public. I would also work to secure additional funds for a larger residential facility and transportation.

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Rating: 5 stars  

CAFVIC helps women and children in need of a safe place to stay free from abuse. This organization provides shelter, counseling, legal help, and crisis services to women who are in abusive relationships. I am a volunteer with CAFVIC. We have someone answering the crisis line 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. We provide information at booth events throughout the community, dv education, safety planning, and a myriad of other services.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The lives of the women we have helped, both by giving them shelter or just giving them hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide them the funding necessary to expand their services.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I experience the affects of Domestic Violence personally, but also I saw what my mother went through and I think she didnt know of all the resources available to her. Being apart of this organization has made me more aware of all the resources so that I can inform other females about this organization. Being with the LCWIC has really shown me the affect as well of what women go through with Domestic Violence and how it affects someone not just physically but emotionally as well

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

just being apart of all the acitivites for Domestic Violence, I have seen how this orgainzation has greatly impacted the community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Having first hand knowledge and experience with domestic violence, I understand the physical,emotional,finicial and mental support needed to begin to address the challenges and hardships assoicated with domestic violence. From my first encounter with this organziation I was convinced that not only was the staff fully trained and organized but the staff had compassion for the women and childern and were passionate about what they did everyday. This is truly an organization committed to meeting the needs of those who have been victimized. Simple things that we may take for granted like toothpaste, a comb or a towel may be the one thing you can give to lighten the load of a person that is is need. Multiple everyday basic needs by 365 days a year times the number of women and childern serviced through this agency and the results are simple, we need every penny you give and every minute you volunteer. Lives are changed forever through this agency and new life can begin. SAH

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

During a visit at the shelter, as clothes and other itens were being sorted, a resident found something that caught her eye and stated "although I have no place to wear this now, one day I will and will feel like a queen".I smiled and said you are a queen

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

I am a recent addition to the Capital Area Family Violence Intervention Center Battered Women's Program Board of Directors, however, as the Director of the LSU Women's Center, I have partnered with this organization for the past 2 years on the Take Back the Night Candlelight Vigil and March. I preface the following statement by saying that I have the utmost respect for all of the other nonprofit organizations related to women's issues in Baton Rouge but there is not an organization more hard-working, passionate, and dedicated to helping women in East Baton Rouge Parish then this group. From the Executive Director and fearless leader, Martha Forbes, to their selfless hotline volunteers, these folks are highly trained, highly motivated, and compassionate people that will go to great lengths to help anyone that steps through their doors.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my capacity as the Director of the LSU Women's Center and in interacting with their volunteers.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about being of service to others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

hire more staff, and build a new, state of the art facility.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have served as a referring source to CAFVIC/Battered Women's Program and have witnessed clients treated with the utmost respect despite their circumstances. I've had former clients confirm the amount of support, guidance, and protection from their abusers. This nonprofit organization has shown to be very helpful in the Baton Rouge community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've personally experienced the results of this organization through job trainings and seeing the assistance given to former clients throughout my career.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I chose to volunteer at CAFVIC as a result of my own life experiences with Domestic Violence. Their educational programs are outstanding and their staff is will to serve as powerful advocates for the women, children and men that need shelter and legal services as a result of family violence. I believe that if more people volunteered and supported this group, our local community could stop the cycle of family violence. Thank you.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I complete their "volunteer training" and directly experienced the high quality of educational workshops that this group presents on a regular basis. Keep up the good work.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Enjoyed the fun workshops which contained a high level of needed educaitonal information about Family Violence.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding!!! I have never been involved with a non-profit that cares so much about their clients.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Begin to provide more stable transitional and permanent house for women, children and men that need safe shelter as a direct result of domestic violence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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