Thinking of leaving an abusive partner?
We’re here to help with a safety plan, a safe place and support services to live free from the threat of domestic abuse and family violence.
If you are experiencing family violence, you are not alone. Last year, Family Services responded to more than a thousand calls for assistance, providing counseling, court advocacy and support services. We also provided temporary shelter to nearly 300 individuals — 100 of whom were children.
Family violence crosses all boundaries of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, profession, income level, religious affiliation and geographic location.
Intervention and Prevention Services
- 24-Hour Crisis Line
- Safety Planning
- Specialized assessments, including danger assessments
- 911 cell phones
- Crisis intervention and support
- Shelter for victims and their children
- Follow-up services after leaving the shelter
- Brief crisis intervention counseling and/or support groups
- Safe Haven pet foster care
- Court Advocacy and accompaniment
- Assistance with protective orders at Safe on Seven
- Address Confidentiality Program
- Referrals for medical, legal, housing, employment, financial or educational needs
For more information, contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at our main office.
Domestic Violence Community Council
To improve the lives of those affected by domestic violence, Family Services formed the Domestic Violence Community Council (DVCC) in 1999 to strengthen collaboration between community agencies, law enforcement, health care providers, judicial and legal representatives, faith community leaders, educators and other community stakeholders addressing domestic violence. The DVCC meets bi-monthly to discuss and evaluate how prevention, intervention and other response systems are addressing domestic violence in our community.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the DVCC, please contact Family Services Safe Relationships Division at our main office.