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:
Signs that your abuser is NOT changing:
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.