Wherever in your journey, hope is within reach
You don’t have to survive domestic violence alone. The caring staff of WC&S are here to support your journey going forward from here.
Who Are Survivors?
Though people who experience domestic violence (DV) are sometimes referred to as “victims,” WC&S recognizes any individual targeted for abuse as a “survivor.” The term is intentionally chosen to empower every target of abuse, regardless of gender, relationship to abuser, or domestic situation.
Whether you remain in a violent relationship, are working on leaving, or you have been apart from your abuser for some time, WC&S is here to help you with your next step.
Wherever you are in your brave journey…
WC&S offers emergency shelter for those in immediate danger due to DV. If a survivor and their family are already safe from immediate danger, we have additional programs and services to help support their entire journey.
Every survivor’s journey is different, and each survivor knows which is the right next step for their situation. Contact our Hotline to speak to our trained advocates about these supportive services.
Emergency Shelter at WC&S provides security, safety, and basic needs for individuals and families fleeing domestic violence. The shelter also offers emotional support, crisis intervention, information, advocacy, and safety planning, and connects survivors with a range of resources.
Support Groups at WC&S promote connections among domestic violence (DV) survivors by providing a confidential and safe space for healing, without fear of judgment. In these support groups, each survivor can learn about domestic abuse, gain support from other survivors, and grow stronger through shared experiences.
Adult Individual Therapy at WC&S is available for survivors who are interested in exploring their domestic violence trauma in a more individual way than support groups provide. In one-on-one domestic violence (DV) therapy, a survivor can learn about domestic abuse and the issues it can cause, and explore ways to begin to heal.
Children’s Counseling program provides support through individual therapy sessions to child survivors, as well as children’s group counseling and support for parents. This program provides therapeutic support for children who have gone through difficult situations and trauma related to domestic violence in the home.
Children’s Advocacy Program (CAP) provides a safe, welcoming, culturally competent, and nurturing space where child witnesses and survivors of domestic violence can heal from trauma. Within the program, we offer several areas and activities designed to serve a range of needs for children and families.
Advocacy for Refugees, Immigrants, and Limited-English (RIL) team assists survivors who are refugees, immigrants, and limited-English speakers through utilizing the survivor’s strengths, experiences, and skills. The multilingual staff members work directly with individual survivors on-site and in the community, as well as advocating for systemic change.
Advocacy for LGBTQIA+ Folx support group provides survivors with the space to work together to navigate their individual challenges. For those who do not want group work at this time, individual advocacy is also available.
Legal Advocacy Department helps domestic violence (DV) survivors access relief from the court system by providing information and resources, accompaniment, and ongoing support. Legal advocacy services are completely voluntary, confidential, and free.