What Is The Community Services Office?
The Community Services Office opened in 2014, in response to the need for a public space that a community member could come to for domestic violence services, counseling services and court advocacy without going through the Shelter or Rape Crisis Center. In 2017, we added the Prevention Education Advocate to provide a curriculum to high school and middle school students about healthy relationships.
The Community Services Office staff includes the DVSV Advocate, DVSV Community Advocate, DVSV Counselor, Sexual Assault Counselor and Prevention Education Advocate.
At the Community Services Office we provide crisis intervention which aims to intervene as soon as possible after the onset of a crisis in order to enable the individual to overcome it, minimize the usage of maladaptive coping strategies, and avoid complete psychological breakdown.
Developing a safety plan is a critical step. While you may not have control over your partner’s actions, you do have a choice about how to respond to them and how best to get you and/or your children to safety. We understand that you may be afraid, but remember you are not alone.
At the Women’s Resource Center, we provide crisis intervention along with advocacy. This means that you can call us anytime 24/7 and we can provide safety planning on how to stay safer if you are still experiencing sexual violence, domestic violence, or stalking. We can also provide safety planning to help you stay safer no matter where you decide to go from here. We know that there is a lot to think about and decide. Advocates can help you process these feelings and decisions in a calm and trauma-informed environment. Crisis intervention provides you with support, resources, and information about what steps you can take next.