SAVE provide alternatives to domestic violence through support services, advocacy and education, and to assist domestic violence victims and their families to end the cycle of violence.
Abuse in intimate partnerships is a serious problem. It happens to males, females, heterosexuals, homosexuals, rich people poorer people, the famous, and the not-so-famous. It happens at home and at school. Some call it an epidemic.
What do we mean when we talk about relationship abuse, or domestic violence? Relationship abuse is a pattern of misusing power to control and hurt someone in an intimate partner relationship.
SAVE provides a variety of services to empower partners to be free from abuse.
--24 hour Crisis Line: We have a 24/7 Crisis line that is answered by 40 hour DV(Domestic Violence) trained counselors at any given time.
--COPS(Community Oriented Prevention Services): Abuse victims will come in contact with a COPS Advocate by walking into a police department and asking for help or by receiving a follow-up call from an advocate after a police report.
--TRO (Temporary Restraining Order) Clinic: We have trained advocates at our clinics to assist the victim through the legal process.
--90 Day Emergency Shelter-- SAVE’s 30-bed shelter offers a safe home while individuals and families fleeing abuse begin to heal. Our shelter is not just a place to sleep, but a complete program that includes counseling, referrals, goal-setting, financial literacy and job-readiness workshops, parenting skills, and problem-solving techniques.
--Counseling: We offer individual counseling for men and women seeking support whether they have left their abuser or not. We also offer a drop-in support group where women whose lives are affected by DV can come together to encourage, support, and empower each other.
--Outreach: SAVE’s community engagement specialists speak to service groups, faith-based organizations, schools, or any gathering interested in learning about the dynamics of an abusive relationship.
--Development: To provide all of our services, we need financial contributions and in-kind donations which helps SAVE do what it does best. We have 2 major events throughout the year that serve to not only raise funds for SAVE but also increase awareness among the community about SAVE and domestic violence.
For more information about our services, please visit our website: www. save-dv.org
1. Nearly 1/3 of American women report being physically or sexually abused by a husband or boyfriend at some point in their lives.
2. Approximately one in five high school students reports being physically and/or sexually abused by a dating partner