How We Help
Survivors of domestic violence are often paralyzed with fear and
Domestic violence results in intense feelings of alienation,
confusion, and loss of power and control.
Last year, Grace Center served more than 128 families at three locations in the San Gabriel Valley. Grace Center staff and volunteers provided a variety of services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. Grace Center volunteers collectively donated more than 3,500 hours of service in one year.
- A women is beaten every 15 second
- 95% of all spousal abuse cases are women abused by their male partners
- One in four pregnant women are beaten
- Women are 10 times more likely to be victimized by domestic violence
- 2 million women a year report violence against themselves
Because of these statistics, Grace Center refers to domestic violence survivors as women in this document. The agency's services are available to all domestic violence survivors – both male and female, English and Spanish.
When a potential client contacts Grace Center, a staff member or trained volunteer talks with her over the phone to assess in what ways Grace Center can be of assistance. The client is invited to Grace Center a relaxing, comfortable surroundings with plenty of toys and outdoor play area for children. A volunteer supervises the children while the client meets privately with an advocate to assess the client's particular situation.
Grace Center's legal advocate helps in the preparation of documents, court proceedings, and accompanies the client to court as advocate and support person for restraining orders, divorce proceedings, and other legal documents. Grace Center also provides Spanish translation services as needed.
Grace Center's child's therapist assess how the situation at home is affecting the children. Children living in a household with domestic violence often exhibit an increase in anger and depression. The therapist also helps identify and connect the client with child therapy services.
Food, Shelter, Supplies
Grace Center can supply some food, clothing, and toilet articles and also advocate in locating low-cost housing. Referrals are made if emergency shelter or additional resources are needed.
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