Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender.
HELP IS AVAILABLE
Our Sister’s Place offers direct services to victims and those at risk of domestic violence in northern Palm Beach County through The Outreach and Advocacy Program.
- Safety - Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing
- Relocation Assistance
- 24/7 Crisis Line
- Outreach to victims of domestic abuse in the northern Palm Beach County communities
- Weekly support groups for victims/at risk of domestic abuse
- Individual advocacy and support for victims/at risk of domestic abuse
- Individual lethality assessments and safety planning for group and individual clients
- Domestic Violence Education
- Setting of short-term and long-term goals with advocacy support
- Legal advocacy through assistance in filing restraining orders and for court appearances
- Childcare for Group Members during weekly sessions
- 30, 60, and 90 day follow-up
Our staff has over 30 years of experience working with survivors and has been certified through the Office on Violence Against Women and Praxis International Advocacy Learning Center.
Our Sister’s Place is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
We are committed to helping, healing and ending domestic violence in our community.
The U.S. Department of Justice defines domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner. Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or gender. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. Domestic violence occurs in both opposite-sex and same-sex relationships and can happen to intimate partners who are married, living together, or dating.
Domestic violence not only affects those who are abused, but also has a substantial effect on family members, friends, co-workers, other witnesses, and the community at large. Children, who grow up witnessing domestic violence, are among those seriously affected by this crime. Frequent exposure to violence in the home not only predisposes children to numerous social and physical problems, but also teaches them that violence is a normal way of life – therefore, increasing their risk of becoming society’s next generation of victims and abusers.
Sources: National Domestic Violence Hotline, National Center for Victims of Crime, and WomensLaw.org.