About-Face: DVIP, Inc


All cases will be reviewed for qualification for Victims of Crime Program and referred to the Victims Advocate for filing of application.


​Women's Support Group

Victims of domestic violence do not possess a set of universal characteristics of personality traits, but they do share the common experience of being abused by someone close to them. Victims of domestic violence can be women, men, adolescents, disabled persons, gays, or lesbians. They can be of any age and work in any professional. Normally victims of domestic violence are not easily recognized because they are not usually covered in marks or bruises. If there are injuries, victims have often learned to conceal them to avoid detection, suspicion, and shame.

      

Domestic violence is a "pattern of coercive and asaultive behaviors that include physical, sexual, verbal, and psychological  attacks against their intimate partner". Domestic violence is not typically a singular event ans in not limited to only physical aggression. Rather, It is the pervasive and methodical use of threats,intimidation, manipulation, and physical violence by someone who seeks power and control over their intimate partner.

About-Face offers a support group for women who are struggling with decision to leave an abusive situation and/or are survivors of an abusive relationship. The group meets once a week for two hours. The focuses of group are to: enhance self esteem; develop a support system; identify potentially "red flags" to an abusive situation and  offer a safe environment to speak of the abuse.


           If you are being abused, remember:


  • You are not to blame for being battered or mistreated.
  • You are not the cause of you partners abusive behavior.
  • You deserve to be treated with respect .
  • You deserve a safe and happy life.
  • Your children deserve a safe and happy life.
  • You are not alone. There are people waiting to help


         Signs that your abuser is NOT changing:


  • He minimizes the abuse or denies it.
  • He continuous to blame others for his behavior.
  • He claims that you're the one who is abusive.
  • He pressures you to go to couple's counseling.
  • He pressures you that you owe Him/Her another chance.
  • You have to push him to stay in treatment .
  • He says that they can't change  unless you stay with them and support them.
  • He tries to get sympathy from you, your children, or family and friends .
  • He expects something from you in exchange for getting help.
  • He/ pressures you to make Decisions about the relationship.



GROUP SESSIONS

ENGLISH – Woman’s Group                                                          SPANISH – Woman’s Group 
Friday      2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                                           Thursday      7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

FEES:                                                                                    OFFICE HOURS:
                                                                                                          Tuesday – Friday  12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.