As COVID-19 continues to present unprecedented challenges to all of our programs at Family Tree, we are consistently working towards providing safe and adapted services to all of our clients. Our Legal Advocacy Program is no exception. However, we recognize the need for in-person services now and in the future.
Each survivor encountered through our programs at Family Tree has a unique story and situation.
A familiar one for those working with these clients, and one not always considered, is the prevalence of domestic violence within immigrant groups and against undocumented individuals.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and although Family Tree has several programs that work with survivors of domestic violence, one of the programs focuses on preventing violence in addition to providing services to those affected.
This October, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), Family Tree invites readers to take part by learning more through personal stories, educational topics, and explore the services we provide to survivors and their children.
For some of us, being outside is the most dangerous place to be; but for thousands of people worldwide, the most dangerous place to be is in their very own home. While governments are managing shelter in place orders, many people who have been experiencing domestic violence have been unable to leave their abusers.
For those who don’t already know, February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month! Family Tree is working toward ending the cycle of violence in teen dating by talking directly with youth in our community. Advocates from Family Tree’s Domestic Violence Outreach Program work closely with Jefferson County schools and students to help promote a safe school culture.
It can be incredibly difficult and frustrating to know someone you love is experiencing abuse and it can be even harder to feel helpless trying to support them. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and Family Tree would like to provide ways you can help or support a teen you know that is experiencing dating violence.
Carla Castillo, a former participant in the Family Tree Parenting Time Program, recently shared her story of experiencing cycles of domestic violence, becoming empowered to make a change and how Family Tree helped her family find stability.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Family Tree wants our community to be aware of not only the prevalence and impacts of domestic violence, but how you can help in our mission to help people overcome domestic violence, child abuse and homelessness.