Mercy Center’s Community Victim Advocacy Program
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence can take many forms—physical abuse, sexual abuse, rape, emotional abuse, intimidation, economic deprivation, threats of violence.
While domestic violence can manifest in a number of ways, it always comes back to power and control over the victim by the abuser. It is common for victims to leave the abusive relationship only to return
Mercy Center’s Family Resource Center wants victims to know they are not alone and we can provide help through our Community Victim Advocacy Program. This Program offers advocacy, support, resources and culturally specific services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. We are proud to serve our English, Spanish, Creole and Arabic speaking communities.
We work to find safety for victims. Recently, we secured temporary housing, and soon after, a permanent place for an abused women and her children to live. During the process, we helped her with court fees, food, and the first month’s rental security to get her settled. She has the support she needs and now her family is thriving and no longer living in fear.
If you or someone you know is experiencing any type of domestic violence please call us. Our counselors are trained to help and direct you toward safety. #Every1KnowsSome1 #DVAM