Domestic Violence

If you seek help immediately, please call our Domestic Violence Hotline: 573-276-4377 or 573-276-2815. You can also call toll-free at 1-866-863-7628.

A safe haven to rebuild lives. At the center, we celebrate the resiliency of the human spirit and the capability that lives in each of us to overcome obstacles. Comprehensive shelter services are provided to those women and children who are fleeing domestic violence situations. The goal of the program is to empower battered women, giving them the tools to rebuild their lives in order to assure future safety for themselves and their children. Our residents are made to feel safe, allowed to determine the next step in their lives and to explore the alternatives in breaking the cycle of domestic violence.

Our guiding principle is empowerment. The non-profit organization operates under the DAEOC umbrella and all programs are provided free of charge to participants on a non-discriminatory basis. This emphasizes regaining personal power from within, rather than seeking the approval and power from outside sources. By reclaiming their own power, battered women can live their life free of fear and violence.

Our services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. We accept families from all around the area, but we conduct direct outreach activities to Dunklin, New Madrid, Pemiscot, and Stoddard counties.

Services

Referrals/Resource Provision - Survivors and community residents are able to call and get community referrals and resources for services being sought. Referrals are accepted from various agencies, individuals, schools, law enforcement, and court officials, ect. Services are provided at no cost to the participant.

Services offered during shelter stay-Emergency shelter, crisis intervention, clothing, meals, basic needs, transportation assistance with medical treatment, housing and job searches just to name a few. Victim advocacy and follow-up services available after leaving the shelter.

Case Management/Life Coaching and Parenting Workshops - Case management services are tailored to each individual and meeting schedules are determined on a case-by-case basis. Assistance with goal development, planning, obtainment, and resource linkage are managed by trained agency staff. Life skills work shops offer a variety of topics dealing with improving parenting skills, nutrition, building self-esteem, dating/domestic violence, ect. can be adapted to needs of participant.

Victim/Court Advocacy (court advocacy services are offered as needed)

Crisis intervention, Safety planning - Assist victims in implementing safety plans and accessing needed services/tangible goods for safety planning. Accompany victims through the judicial process. Assistance with filing Personal Protection Orders (PPO). Act as a liaison between the victim and various community agencies involved with them. Assist with transportation to court attendance.