To empower survivors of domestic and sexual violence through support and advocacy and to educate the community to prevent future abuse


To be an effective agency promoting a society free of domestic and sexual violence


  • 1989 – founded & first shelter opened
  • 1996 – Sexual Assault & Children’s Services Programs added
  • 1998 – Prevention Education Programs in high schools
  • 2003 – Prevention Education Programs expanded to middle schools
  • 2007 – The Caroline E. Jackson Center for women and children opened with 54 emergency shelter and transitional housing beds