What is Domestic Violence?
Domestic Violence is a pattern of controlling and dangerous behavior that can include physical, psychological, verbal, and sexual abuse and may be experienced at a victim’s home, place of work, or even in public. Domestic violence does not discriminate against gender, race, ethnicity, age, or socioeconomic status.
For the past 40 years, Women and Children First has worked tirelessly to empower victims to live independently and free from domestic violence. WCF provides crisis intervention, safe shelter, social and legal advocacy, and supports services.
Women & Children First Provides:
- Safe, secure shelter and supportive services for domestic violence victims and their children
- Childcare for resident parents who are job seeking or receiving education or support services
- Onsite filing for government benefits
- 24–hour hotline for crisis intervention, emotional support, information and referrals
- Counseling, education and support group services
- Community outreach and education
- Children’s Services
- Food, clothing, and referrals for medical, legal and community support
- A court advocate to assist with filing orders of protection and accompanying survivors to court
- P.R.I.D.E. (Promoting Respect In Dating Environments) prevention programs for teens
- Sexual Assault Program