Domestic Violence Awareness Month Brings Healing, Hope to Survivors

Center For Family Services focuses on raising awareness and prevention in October
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
GLOUCESTER- October is Domestic Violence Awareness month and Center For Family Services SERV (Services Empowering Rights of Victims) program, Gloucester and Cumberland County’s domestic violence services provider, is focused on an education and public awareness campaign to aid in the prevention of domestic violence. 
 
Domestic violence affects everyone. According to The Domestic Violence Resource Center, one in every 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime; three women are killed by their partners every day, nationwide; 74% of Americans know a victim of domestic violence.
 
SERV is the NJ State Designated Domestic Violence provider in Gloucester and Cumberland Counties providing advocacy, counseling, and support to female and male victims of domestic violence. The SERV Gloucester County Domestic Violence Hotline, 1-866-295-SERV.   SERV also provides emergency safe housing to female victims of domestic violence and their children. All services are confidential, free of charge, and offered in English/Spanish. , provides 24/7 crisis intervention services
 
“Our agency is committed to providing domestic violence victims with the highest quality of comprehensive care. We provide the advocacy and counseling that empowers victims to become survivors. Our mission also includes promoting awareness and prevention across the community,” said Center For Family Services President, Richard Stagliano.
 
 “Domestic Violence Awareness Month provides the opportunity to focus efforts on increasing awareness and promoting prevention. We want people to understand that domestic violence can happen to anyone regardless of age, race, educational levels, sexual orientation or gender. It can happen to couples who are dating and it also happens in couples who are married or living together, ” said Regina Ridge, SERV Program Director for Center For Family Services.
 
SERV is seeking support from volunteers to provide accompaniments and advocate services. Additional information on Domestic Violence Response Team Advocate volunteer opportunities can be found by visiting Center For Family Services online at www.centerffs.org.
 
Center For Family Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope and strength. It is their vision that all people lead capable, responsible, fulfilled lives in strong families and healthy communities.
 
SERV is a program of Center For Family Services and is the NJ State Domestic Violence provider in Cumberland and Gloucester Counties. SERV provides advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling and support to victims of domestic violence.
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