Our mission is to serve victims of domestic violence and their children through education and provide financial assistance to help them make their lives better and safer.

This CCRADV is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purpose, more specifically to coordinate community services against domestic violence through awareness, education, prevention, batterer treatment, accountability and victim services.

"My client wanted me to thank you for the CCRADV funds that paid off the bill for her daycare.  She nearly lost her daycare but the funds saved her spot.  She recently was able to gain employment, get lined up for therapy, and got a financing for a car.  She attributes the positive things that have happened to the CCRADV funds and she is so thankful for the assistance that was provided.  "

-CCRADV Victim Advocate

 

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As domestic violence awareness has increased, it has become evident that abuse can occur within a number of relationships. The laws in many states cover incidents of violence occurring between married couples, as well as abuse of elders by family members, abuse between roommates, dating couples and those in lesbian and gay relationships.


In an abusive relationship, the abuser may use a number of tactics other than physical violence in order to maintain power and control over his or her partner:

Emotional and Verbal Abuse:
Survivors of domestic violence recount stories of put-downs, public humiliation, name-calling, mind games and manipulation by their partners. Many say that the emotional abuse they have suffered has left the deepest scars.

Isolation:
It is common for an abuser to be extremely jealous, and insist that the victim not see her friends or family members. The resulting feeling of isolation may then be increased for the victim if she loses her job as a result of absenteeism or decreased productivity (which are often associated with people who are experiencing domestic violence).

Threats and Intimidation:
Threats including threats of violence, suicide, or of taking away the children are a very common tactic employed by the batterer.

The existence of emotional and verbal abuse, attempts to isolate, and threats and intimidation within a relationship may be an indication that physical abuse is to follow. Even if they are not accompanied by physical abuse, the effect of these incidents must not be minimized.

 

 

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