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.
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
- Safety Planning
- Children and Teen Services
- Legal Advocacy
In the Community
In addition to the vital aid and services that we provide for survivors, our staff and volunteers also co-ordinate with many organizations within the community to bring the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault to the forefront.
We participate in various community events and partner with other organizations aimed at raising awareness.
Our goal is to help as many families as possible. It is our hope that by educating others 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. Our hope is that we can help to keep domestic violence and sexual assault from being swept under the rug.
Education and Awareness
The Diane Peppler Resource Center works to provide education and raise awareness about Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence. We work with educators, medical professionals, first responders 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. We provide consent and respect education to local area schools, ensuring the information is age appropriate.
Domestic Violence Task Force
Our outreach offices have formed alliances with Law Enforcement, Courts, and other human service agencies 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 educate the community and provide knowledge of services to the victims of domestic violence. By working together and continuing education, the DV Task Force team has improved investigations 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 may be affected by the violence.
Sexual Assault Response Team
Our outreach offices have established a community response to reported sexual assaults. The Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) includes law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim services specialists, medical center staff, first responders, family and child services professionals, and Title IX representatives. A community responds to the crime and the trauma of sexual assault. Effective community response is both reactive and preventative.
There is still much for us to do. We are so grateful for the generosity of our community and volunteers who’s donations, time, and energy has helped us to accomplish so much.