The Diane Peppler Resource Center provides a safe, secure, and supportive environment for survivors of domestic violence and their families. Survivors are given the opportunity to gain an understanding of domestic abuse, have their questions answered, and explore their options.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behaviors used to intimidate and establish power and control over an intimate partner. These behaviors include fear, threats of violence, physical and/or sexual abuse, verbal or economic abuse.
Domestic violence is tied to the belief that one person has the right and privilege to dominate another through whatever means necessary. This need for power and control over another may include not only the intimate partner, but also familial, elder and child abuse. Anyone present in the home will be touched by the violence.
Programs and Services offered for families and individuals who have experienced either Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence in the home.
- Emergency Shelter and 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
- Counseling and Support Groups
- Safety Planning
- Children and Teen Services
Education and Awareness
The Diane Peppler Resource Center works hard to raise awareness, and educate the community about domestic abuse and sexual abuse. Our teen sexual assault education is presented at local schools, and throughout the year, we hold events such as “Take Back the Night” . Our staff and volunteers participate in other community events and programs to shed light further the issues and educate both victims and supporters about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.
Our outreach offices have formed alliances with Law Enforcement to form the Domestic Violence Task force. The DV Task force brings law enforcement, prosecution, and domestic violence advocates together to work as a team to make the victims of domestic violence and sexual assault aware of services that can help them to become survivors as well as providing better investigation for prosecutions.