The Victim Service program is committed to assisting victims and survivors of domestic, sexual & dating violence, victims of stalking and human trafficking through our Advocacy program. The primary goal of our program is to provide a support system. We will provide support, information, counseling, education, and educate about the dynamics of a domestic violence relationship.
- Create a safety plan
- Assist in the filing process for an injunction for protection order
- Provide legal advocacy support- court accompaniment during the hearing
- Arrange for Interpreters for court appearances for non- English speaking victims
- Assist in the completion of application for the Address Confidentiality Program
- Assist in the completion of application forms for Crime Victims Compensation, for medical & counseling bills or lost wages incurred as a result of the crime.
- We provide a Personal Protection class for Women’s Center clients
- Emergency Housing
Signs of domestic violence:
- Does your partner put you downs or act in ways that scare you?
- Are you physically assaulted or threaten to be assaulted?
- Control what you do, who you see or talk to, or where you go?
- Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?
- Take your money or paycheck, make you ask for money, or refuse to give you money?
- Make all of the decisions?
- Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away or hurt your children?
- Threaten to commit suicide?
- Prevent you from working or going to school?
- Act like the abuse is NO big deal or is your fault, or even deny doing it?
- Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?
If you answered yes, to any of these questions you may want to speak with a victim advocate to explore options.