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.
Programs and Services offered for families and individuals who have experienced either Sexual Assault or Domestic Violence
- Emergency Shelter and 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
- Counseling and Support Groups
- Safety Planning
- Children and Teen Services
- Legal Advocacy
Domestic Violence Task Force
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.
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.
Education and Awareness
The Diane Peppler Resource Center works to provide education and raise awareness about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. We provide services such as sexual assault education at local schools, and a monthly newsletter that covers the issues that affect us all. We hold events such as Take Back the Night, Dolly and Me Tea, and Pancake Breakfasts. We man booths at community events, and participate in programs aimed at raising awareness that are hosted by other organizations.
We do all this because it is our goal to help reduce and prevent domestic violence and sexual abuse from happening in our communities and also to offer hope and help to those who have experience with either.
We are able to do all this because of the generosity of our volunteers, donations of time, items and money. There is much for us to do, and without the support of the community, we would not be able to accomplish any of it. Thank You!