What is it?
This program is designed to provide emergency services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their dependants.
The program components are:
- 24 hour crisis line coverage
- Emergency shelter
- Hospital advocacy for victims of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
- Emergency agency referrals (CHFS, law enforcement)
- Case management: helping client assess needs, setting specific short-term goals, and accessing community services
Who is appropriate for this program?
- Victims of domestic violence whose perpetrator is someone with whom there is or has been an intimate relationship
- Victims of recent sexual assault referred by advocates
- Any dependant who accompanies an adult victim
What is offered?
- A short-term shelter for residential clients
- Counseling and education
- Referrals to other community agencies
- Agency advocacy
- Intensive case management with emphasis on immediate needs (i.e. safety, legal, physical and mental health, financial, housing, substance abuse treatment)
- Collaboration with children’s program to allow for “family advocacy”
What are the program goals?
- Safe environment for victims and accompanying dependents
- Progress toward stabilization through individual and group counseling
- Awareness of community based supportive services
- Setting and completion of short-term goals (2-4 weeks)
- Ability to safety plan
- Progress toward support services or independent living
For more information or if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, referral, or shelter due to a domestic violence and/or sexual assault incident, please call
270-885-4572 or 800-766-0000.