- To provide an atmosphere free from domestic and sexual violence in which survivors can recognize their options to have the opportunity to continue living violence free.
- To educate our community and systems withinitthat domestic and sexual violence is primarily against women and children, and is the result of an imbalance of power and control.
- To provide on-going prevention programs and services to reduce the incidents of physical and emotional abuse against partners and children, therefore creating a healthier environment.
Domestic and sexual assaults are violent acts committed against a person’s will. It is a universal crime committed most often against women and children. This criminal conduct can’t be tolerated, as it has devastating effects on the victims and the entire society. A comprehensive community response to domestic and sexual assault through education, advocacy and other appropriate interventions are necessary to bring about change and to end the violence.
The Diane Peppler Resource Center is committed to working within the social system to erase the myths, thereby having blame placed on the perpetrator. We are further committed to promoting the empowerment of survivors so that they may make informed decisions for themselves.
We will treat survivors with dignity and respect and provide them the support and advocacy necessary to reestablish their sense of well-being.