Resources for Survivors

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 find their inner strength, while gaining an understanding of domestic abuse, have their questions answered, and explore their options.  If you or someone you know is trapped in an abusive relationship or has been sexually assaulted please call us at 906-635-0566 from a safe phone and let us help!  We are here to help you to find your way out and show you ways to help keep you and your kids safe.  Even if you’re not sure.  Call us, reach out, there is hope.

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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

In the Community

Our staff and volunteers co-ordinate with many organizations within the community to bring the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault to the forefront. We work with educators, medical professionals and law enforcement to help those who are on the front lines to recognize the signs of abuse, and how to best help victims and their families find support.
It is our hope that by educating other in the community about the dynamics of abuse that we can also spread the message and hope of survival to victims still trapped in the cycle. That we can help to keep domestic violence and sexual assault from being swept under the rug.

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.

Support

That we are able to do any of  this is based purely on the generosity of our community and the support of our volunteers, who’s generous donations of time, items and money has helped us to accomplish so much.  There is still much for us to do, we are so grateful for your support that allows us to help heal our families.   Thank You!

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