However, one thing all abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner has power and control over each partner hectically and emotionally. Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. Many victims of domestic violence confuse abuse with love and endure this painful abuse for some time until they decide to get help. Unfortunately, in some cases have ended in death. Abusers often make their victims feel like they have no one besides themselves and they are not worthy of anyone.
Part of the pain of domestic violence is feeling helpless, hopeless and invisible. I would like to introduce you to Sheltering Arm’s Domestic Violence Intervention Program. Sheltering Arm’s was founded n November of 2014, with the mission to put a stop to domestic violence. Our attention to individual needs is what set us aside from the other intervention programs.
Sheltering Arm’s is a family violence prevention program that help victims of domestic abuse and their dependents secure immediate shelter in a confidential location. All services are free of charge. We are a non-profit 501 (c) federally and state funded organization. Our services include providing shelter for victims, prevention and intervention of domestic violence, and increasing public awareness about the prevalence of family violence. In order to qualify, you must be the victim of a domestic violence relationship in need of aid to obtain decent, safe and/or sanitary housing. You will be required to complete a 12 week domestic violence intervention program. Upon completion, we assist victims with low-cost medical and financial assistance, weekly transit cards, food and clothing vouchers.
No victim is to be denied services on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, political affiliation, national origin, immigration status or inability to speak English. In many cases victims re forced to leave there belongings behind to escape violent relationships. Our program is designed to help those who are in need off safe house reclaim their personal strengths, gain employment, work toward their goals for the future, and transition into a safe and stable living situation to live as much of a normal life as possible.