The Center Against Domestic Violence is dedicated to preventing violence within the family and to promoting the well-being and economic independence of women and children. The Center provides safe shelters, a network of supportive services, advocacy, education and resource information services, and leadership in coalitions.
Through Relationship Abuse Prevention Programs, Center social workers counsel more than 27,000 teens in eleven high schools and four middle schools to prevent domestic violence.
While at Women’s Survival Space, Women’s Safe Start and Women’s Second Start, the Center’s 3 shelters, women gain the tools to become survivors and take control of their lives. More than 600 women and children a year can find safety at the Center’s shelters.
The Center provides community-based case management and therapeutic counseling. Our 24-hour hotline staff offers hope to 7,000 callers each year.