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Our Guiding Principles

We are passionate about taking proactive steps to address the problems of
sexual and domestic violence and to advocate for services. We believe in the power of education to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

We receive each client's situation with understanding, respect and
empathy. We value accessibility to services for every person who needs


We welcome and value all members of our community. We seek to foster an inclusive community in which each person’s race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, age, ability, class, national origin, and immigration status are fully respected and celebrated.

We utilize all available resources, both within our agency and in the
community. We value our relationships with all community members,
understanding that a county-wide effort is essential to ending violence.

We acknowledge and support the difficult work done by our staff. We value
the generous and unique contributions of our volunteers. We are accountable to our funders, donors and community partners.

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To prevent sexual and domestic violence, provide services to those affected, and create community awareness for support and resources.


Empowering a community that seeks freedom from sexual and domestic violence

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