This year our program focus will be the impact that domestic violence has on child victim/witnesses. Our keynote speaker, Dr. Alicen J. McGowan, is a clinical therapist whose focuses solely on treating childhood victim/witnesses of domestic violence. Her presentation will include recollections of her own childhood experiences. Her book, "We Hid Under the Table", will be for sale at the luncheon with a portion of the proceeds donated to our Center.
On December 6,2020 staff, Board members and community volunteer had fun working together to upgrade the playground area by assembling a new play set for the children and cleaning up the grounds at the New Directions Safe Shelter for domestic violence victims and their minor children.
We are a nonprofit organization focused on the intervention and prevention of domestic violence. We are committed to breaking the cycle of domestic violence and promoting healthy family relationships in our community.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Red flags and warning signs of an abuser include but are not limited to:
From the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence