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We provide victims of domestic violence with a comprehensive, centralized base of support to assist them in addressing their immediate crisis and changing the patterns of their lives. We seek to prevent and end the cycles of domestic violence through education, research, resources and advocacy provided to individuals, families, the community and agencies throughout the nation.

 

Our program philosophy is based on the following principles:

  • Domestic Violence is a societal issue; it affects the lives of all people in society
  • Women and children are our primary clients
  • Children are equal victims of domestic violence
  • Clients should receive culturally sensitive and culturally competent services
  • Shelter is only the beginning of intervention
  • Clients must receive more than shelter – they must receive life skills
  • Services must transform victims into survivors
  • Men have to be a part of the conversation
  • Services must be provided to populations that are generally turned away elsewhere
  • Public opinion and public policy must be impacted to combat domestic violence