Emergency Shelter Services for Victims of Family Violence
This program offers safe, confidential shelter for victims of family violence. Placement is based on the needs of each individual client. Food and basic care needs are supplied. The facility is equipped with an alarm system and the location is kept confidential. The facility is certified by the state and meets all local and state fire and safety standards. A 24-hour hotline is available to facilitate crisis intervention access placement in the shelter, and provide information about shelter and outreach services. Other services include support group, referrals for individual counseling, legal advocacy including assistance with filing TPO’s, accompaniment to court, and filing of victim compensation, follow-up services, limited transportation assistance, education groups, and information and referral. Agency staff works closely and collaborates with other agencies to ensure that victims benefit from all available area services.
Services for Children (Family Violence)
Family violence intervention and prevention services for children are provided by this program serving both children in the shelter and those not sheltered. Services included are support groups, children’s program activities and counseling. The Crisis Center also provides education to youth through our Teen Dating Violence prevention program. This program is presented primarily to 9th and 10th graders in all local area schools. Outreach and follow up services are offered after the child leaves the shelter. In addition, the program holds an annual 1-week day camp for children who have been homeless within the last year.
Community Education and In-Service Training
Our agency provides services to the community at large on the issues of family violence. The Program provides family violence in-service training for other service agencies on family violence. In addition, community presentations are made to local church, civic and professional organizations and at health fairs. Training curricula are designed to meet the needs of other agencies and groups.
Outreach services are available in Whitfield, Murray and Gordon Counties which allows victims to access services when they are not residents of the shelter. Outreach staff provides comprehensive case management designed to foster safety and promote self-sufficiency. Outreach staff also strives to educate the community on issues surrounding family violence by providing in-service training, educational presentations, and awareness programs. Other services include support group, referrals for individual counseling, legal advocacy including assistance with filing TPO’s, accompaniment to court, and filing of victim compensation, follow-up services, limited transportation assistance, education groups, and information and referral. Agency staff works closely and collaborates with other agencies to ensure that victims benefit from all available area services.
The R E S O L V Project
The RESOLV Project is a family violence intervention program and is certified by the GA Commission on Family Violence. The acronym stands for Recognizing, Exposing, and Stopping Our Learned Violence. The majority of the participants are mandated by the courts or referred by the Department of Family and Children Services. Self-referrals are also accepted. Participants attend 26 weekly educational sessions and are charged a fee for each session. For more information: Resolvproject.org.