Mission: The mission of the domestic violence center is to provide shelter, crisis intervention and supportive services for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse and their families, with a commitment to safety, respect and promoting self-determination.
Programs: General operations of shelter to support the mission of the organization. This includes providing shelter, crisis intervention and other supporting services.
domestic violence victim services - provide safe shelter to adults, children and families in a 19 bed shelter facility. Provides counseling and advocacy to individuals. A 24 hour hotline is run for emergency situations where individuals are instructed of where to go or what to do to stay safe.
crime victim assistance - provide assistance to those who are a victim of crime by providing temporary shelter, counseling or help on the 24 hour hotline for a crisis
sexual assault victim services - provide emotional support, therapy and advocacy to indivuals and families. Prevention presentations are also done to educate citizens of the area. Transitional living - provide affordable housing and case management services to families transitioning out of the shelter.
I have been able to volunteer here for three months now, and the experience has been very eye-opening. I was able to learn on the job with a passionate staff who cared about the people they were helping and working with. Being able to be there for people in a vulnerable situation and helping them feel safe and cared for was very rewarding.