Advocacy and Counseling

Advocacy and Counseling Services are offered to assist families with assessing any safety concerns as well as any needs and barriers they may have to gaining self-sufficiency. Adult services include:

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Individual Case Management
  • Peer Support Groups
  • Individual Counseling
  • Advocacy and Accompaniment to law enforcement, court, hospitals or other social services
  • Parenting Classes
  • Employment Assistance and referral to other assistance
  • Legal Advocacy for criminal and civil matters
  • Referral and Access to Community Resources

Services for children are offered to assist families with assessing any needs or barriers that children birth to age 18 may be experiencing. They are offered in a nurturing environment with activities that stimulate development. The Children’s Services Program consists of two elements: Childcare and Child Advocacy. The Children’s Services Program includes, but is not limited to:

  • On-site childcare
  • On-site therapeutic services
  • Referrals made to collaborative community partners for family therapy, individual therapy, full psychological evaluation, physical examination and/or other similar services
  • The development of a personal safety plan with each child 5 years and older
  • Age-appropriate support/education groups held on a weekly basis to address the special emotional concerns of children and teens who have experienced abuse
  • Assistance with public school enrollment and special education services including tutoring
  • Supportive services such as school supplies, school transportation and enrichment activities