Children and youth are the most vulnerable victims of domestic and family violence. They are involved in the situation through no fault of their own.
Many feel that an outlet is non-existent and deal with loneliness.
Our services create a positive atmosphere of hope and healing, and guide them away from repeating the cycle of abuse.
While the needs of this population are complex, we choose to do our part and focus efforts on crisis intervention and prevention. Here are three significant ways we herald a voice of hope:
We provide crisis intervention to children and adolescents in the form of counseling (including play therapy), mentoring, and peer support groups. Included in our sessions we offer life skills training for character development, anger management and coping skills.
We partner with family shelters to provide donated items for women and children that are needed for daily living. We also host an annual back to school supply drive to provide school supplies to children affected by domestic or family violence.
In addition, we support the educational goals of graduating seniors that have been affected by domestic violence and provide partial college scholarships to invest in their brighter tomorrow.
We educate the community through various awareness campaigns focusing on ending the cycle of abuse. We host and participate in church, school, or community sponsored events to provide tools and resources that educate on domestic violence, teen dating violence, and healthy relationships.