Mission: Assist victims of domestic violence
Programs: In 2017, shelter services were provided to 450 adults and children that were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault resulting in 23,353 days of shelter. In addition, 93,412 nutritional meals and snacks were served and children in shelter received 17,888 hours of structured childcare services. Most clients reported a greater sense of personal safety due to developing safety plans, having batp programs as a support system, having a safe place to go when needing to escape violence and abuse and knowing that services were available after exiting shelter.
2017 non-residential victim assistance services include:24-hour crisis hotline services which served 8,785 persons in 2017. Advocates accompanied 137 individuals to hospitals, law enforcement agencies, court appearances and the district attorney's office. Staff provided 403 advocacy and intervention sessions on and off school campuses to facilitate victim/crime prevention efforts. Staff provided 81 school accompaniments and 682. 75 violence prevention hours. There were 127 individuals housed through the housing program.
2017 self reliance program includes:services offered to provide restoration services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. This includes work towards eliminating domestic and sexual violence through prevention efforts and education services within the community. Caseworkers and housing specialists provided 1,521. 5 hours of case management services. The therapists offered 1,624. 25 hours of therapeutic counseling sessions. Staff provided 357 hours of parenting classes along with 1,757. 25 hours of support groups. 126 community education activies were held that reached 1,698 particpants.