Our Services

Our Services

All services are free of charge.  There will be a sliding scale fee for those who are able to pay.

Services are not denied based on ability to pay.

Community Education:  Provide DV training, sex abuse education, and preventive strategies appropriated for survivors of DV, groups and organization. Brochures, posters, website content about available program services and community resources shall be available.

Education Services: Information available for secondary and post-secondary education available to survivors of DV. Resources regarding employment in  public and private sectors, education, health, public assistance, and unemployment assistance programs, information on how to apply for disability claims.

In addition, we offer to survivors: counseling, catharsis support group, and life coaching and support which include: Enlightenment, Encouragement and Empowerment for a successful life free of abuse.

Counseling/ Job counseling

Specifically addresse counseling for survivors entering back or for first time into job market.  We work with client where they are in life.  We believe that the client is the best authority on the issues surrounding their lives.  We help them to discover the best way to resolve concerns, using the best alternatives available to them.

 Catharsis Support Group

By definition catharsis means:  to cleanse, purifying the emotion that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension…by bringing it to consciousness and affording expression. Webster Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.

The objective of this support group is to learn how to think rationally, countering unwanted emotions and dysfunctional behavior in a person.

The group assist clients in moving from being wounded to being healed through spiritual, social and practical support. The group endeavors to instill in its members five beneficial factors: a better perspective of self; hope for their situation; acceptance of self; helping others; and knowing they are not alone in their struggles.

 Life Coaching and Support.

Educating clients about domestic violence and abuse is primary in stopping abuse in their lives, and in the lives of their families. We also enlist prayer to evoke lasting changes in the lives of survivors.

Most survivors after years of abuse find themselves financially and emotionally unstable to care for themselves and their children.  Some survivors of abuse may lack the emotional tenacity to advocate for themselves and their children. We instill life changing skills to help them in the process such as: self-acceptance, self-awareness, self-determination, and we teach parenting skills.

In the life coaching and support module clients are educated as the root cause of the abuse, and how they may unknowingly perpetuate the abuse.  The client is shown from the Word of God that it is not His will for them to be abused.  By employing practical application of activities learned the client is empowered to take charge of her life pursuing a lifestyle free of violence and abuse.

From the fall to the cross renewing your mind is an inside job.

Referrals
-Legal assistance
-Mental Health assessment
-Alcohol drug counseling

Volunteer Opportunities available

 

Know Your Rights: Title IX

Know Your Rights: Title IX
The problem with rape or any sexual assault is that it’s a private yet public concern. Sexual assault and rape in particular is a societal issue that must be dealt with effectively to stop its perpetuation. Rape is a nightmare which refuses to go away, and it can follow you all the days of your life, unless there has been sufficient closure for the victim of the sexual abuse. We can help walk you through the trauma of the abuse, and help you to resolve the nagging problem which often takes the form of post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from a natural and a biblical perspective.

Know Your Rights: Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment1 and Sexual Violence Where You Go to School
1 Use of the term “sexual harassment” throughout this document includes sexual violence unless otherwise noted.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Below is additional information regarding the specific requirements of Title IX as they pertain to sexual harassment and sexual violence.
What are a school’s responsibilities to address sexual harassment and sexual violence?
• A school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively. If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
• Even if a student or his or her parent does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the school take any action on the student’s behalf, if a school knows or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual violence, it must promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
• A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve the school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.

If you want to learn more about your rights, or if you believe that a school district, college, or university is violating Federal law, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, at (800) 421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov. If you wish to fill out a complaint form online, you may do so at: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.