Get Help – Our Services

“Overcoming abuse doesn’t just happen. It takes positive steps every day. Let today be the day you start to move forward.” 

Assunta Harris,  A Sheep Amongst Wolves

DOVE Center is available 24/7 to offer safe shelter and provide advocacy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Domestic violence and sexual assault are crimes. We understand that confusion comes along with being a victim of a crime, and we are here to offer support and validation for your feelings and experience. Together we’ll address your concerns and conquer your fears about what happened. Please know that the assault or abuse is not your fault; it is the sole responsibility of your assailant or abuser. We invite you to meet with our advocates to begin a program of healing and empowerment. Our services are offered in both English and Spanish and are free and confidential.

Helpline

Call 435-628-0458

DOVE Center advocates are available 24 hours a day to answer questions, provide community referrals and other resources, or just to listen.

Safety Planning

If you are in an abusive relationship, you may be afraid and leaving can be dangerous. Whether you are still in an abusive relationship or trying to get out, it is important to take precautions to protect yourself.

Lethality Assessment Program

The Lethality Assessment Program—Maryland Model (LAP) was created by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) in 2005 to assess risk aimed to prevent domestic violence homicide and serious injuries.

 

Apoyo de defensa

DOVE Center provides advocacy services at the outreach office and other locations in the community. Services include: crisis advocacy, medical advocacy, court advocacy, and Spanish-speaking advocacy.

Asesoramiento y grupos de apoyo

DOVE Center provides trauma-informed counseling to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual assault or rape, dating violence, and stalking at no charge. We provide counseling to adults, children, and teens.

 

Case Management

Each client is connected to a case manager who is a point person for them as they navigate a journey to self-sufficiency and independence. Case managers help survivors set realistic goals and create safety plans; as well as identify appropriate resources and provide referrals and information that help them stay safe and meet their goals.

Rape and Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy

About 85 to 90 percent of sexual assaults reported by college women are perpetrated by someone known to the victim; about half occur on a date. National Institute of Justice

For information on what to do if you have been sexually assaulted, view the Fact Sheet by Women’s Health.

 

Child & Youth Programs

DOVE Center provides supportive services to children and youth, both alongside their families and on their own. Some of the services we provide include: medical, court, and school advocacy; support and educational groups and classes; individual and family counseling; community outreach and support; and parenting education/support.

Call today to learn more:

(435) 628-0458

Community Awareness & Prevention Education

DOVE Center provides a variety of educational seminars free of charge to community, civic, and religious groups. We cover the basics of domestic violence and sexual assault;

 

 

 

Community Resources

DOVE Center partners with other local community agencies to help survivors gain access to resources and services that help increase safety and support survivors as they rebuild their lives.

 

 

Residential Services

DOVE Center provides transitional shelter at our newest facility, called Erin’s House, where we operate three independent housing units.

 

   

On-Campus Advocacy at DSU

Through a partnership with the Women’s Resource Center at Dixie State University, a DOVE advocate is on campus once a week to provide a confidential and safe place for students and other campus survivors to get help.
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