Mission & History
We work to empower those impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence.
We work to empower those impacted by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We do this by:
- Providing safe shelter and trauma-informed services in order to facilitate safety, healing, and assault recovery;
- Engaging children and youth to understand safe, healthy relationships and mutual respect, to break cycles of violence in families and in the community;
- Relentlessly pursuing community education to increase bystander awareness and shift culture norms.
Over the years, service provisions and community collaborations have increased tremendously resulting in the need for better resources to facilitate the creation of safe self-dependence for our clients. In December 2010, the Board of Trustees acquired a separate facility to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence who do not need safe shelter. This new facility also created the opportunity for us to provide long-term advocacy, case management services to former residents of the DOVE House shelter, and counseling.