People always ask what is the best way to help a victim of domestic violence? The answer is not simple because helping Victims of Domestic Violence requires an individualized assessment and plan that fits their specific needs. However, service providers count on community partners to build meaningful support systems and safety systems. Community partners help shelters for victims of Domestic Violence find resources. The needs are different for each individual and there needs to be a long list of specialized services. Community partners are places such a day-care centers, parenting centers, child protective services, police departments, city entities, county entities, libraries, schools, etc. Recognizing that domestic violence service providers need such partners is important in the way services are delivered. One of our program participants once told me “Thank you so much for showing me that there are so many amazing placing that help me get ahead…” We take resource and systems building seriously because we understand that many of the people we serve are not familiar with them due to social isolation, which is part of the power and control wheel.
The Role of Community Partners
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