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Domestic Violence Crisis Center
May 27, 2010

The DVCC provides support, education, and advocacy (including medical and legal advocacy) for victims of violence who come seeking a safe place and services for themselves and their families. DVCC is committed to providing respectful, non-judgemental and discreet care and counsel by ensuring that all those at the agency who provide client facing services are adequetely educated and trained. The agency strives for excellence in all it does and continues to create programs to stop violence before it starts as evidenced in PeaceWorks, the part of the agency that educates children on how to deal with anger and respond to bullying behaviors.Teen dating violence is actively addressed in collaboration with high school students and the agency. Fund raising events are held to support the solvency of the agency so that services will continue to be available for this most vulnerable population.

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

how they utilize outreach to members of the community, through schools, hospitals, the court system and corporations to spread the word about intimate partner violence, and to educate on the services available for victims.

Ways to make it better...

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

like to see the vision of a campus setting for the agency realized and supported by state and federal government funding.

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

The passion of those who work or volunteer for this cause.

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

Cordial, kind, passionate and committed.

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

Provide more services, expand the agency to include more beds, educational opportunities for victims, access to legal counsel and medical care for the uninsured.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to give to the agency.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the ability to regularly secure state funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Domestic violence is not pretty, and often people do not think about it or believe it could pertain to them or those in their lives. But that is just not true. We need to continually reach out to those who live in the shadows of DV.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Support the board, it's projects, functions and also participate in committees as needed.