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Domestic Violence Program
Chartered in 1986, the mission of the Domestic Violence Program is to provide emergency services to victims of domestic violence. Its services include two 24-hour crisis-lines, residential safe shelter, court advocacy, counseling and specialized children’s' services. The grant requested in this application will be used to fund partial salary costs of three part-time follow-up, legal and transitional housing staff, transitional housing up-keep and provide direct services funds for follow-up clients. Of the 1000 walk-in clients who have learned about Follow-up Services Support, 460 (46%) will lessen the trauma of abuse with 300 lessening evictions, increasing nutrition in the household or preventing loss of utilities by using follow-up services. An additional 160 of the walk-in clients will improve their health and begin to heal from the abuse by attending three or more follow-up counseling sessions and/or attending support group. 100 (66%) of 150 safe-shelter residents will lessen the stress of the short six-week shelter stay by learning about the transitional housing project leading to independent living as an option for their themselves and their dependent children.