Community Initiatives & Response
In some cases, victims and survivors of domestic violence are still residing with an abusive partner, or may not need emergency or transitional shelter. However, they still wish to address their experiences with domestic violence. Sojourner Center works with this population through its community outreach program.
Mobile advocacy is client-focused and collaborative. Case managers from domestic violence and lay legal programs discuss the needs of a victim. Through trauma informed care, the community-based outreach program offers individualized services for women, men, children and families. Case managers meet participants where they are, often at a safe place in the community, to provide support related to domestic violence.
- Safety planning
- Case management
- Basic needs assistance
- Resources and referrals
- Support groups
- Access to classes and workshops
- Establishing health care for those impacted, child and family
Community support groups are offered weekly in English and Spanish at our campus. Sojourner Center provides over 20 on-site classes, groups and workshops that focus on safety, healing, education and self-sufficiency. These classes are available multiple times a week in the morning, afternoon and evening to accommodate any schedule. Most courses are offered in English and Spanish.
Community Education and Prevention
The Community Outreach Department provides presentations for community organizations that serve individuals who may be affected by domestic violence, including schools, hospitals and law enforcement agencies. Sojourner Center participates in many task forces, city and county councils and local coalitions. The goal of the program is to provide services that meet the needs of the community through outreach and education.