Orders of Protection – S.A.V.E. is the only agency in Cannon County where victims can obtain an order of protection. Our office will notarize all court documents for free.
Court Advocacy – The victims we serve never go to court alone. S.A.V.E. has trained advocates who appear in court with victims to advocate for justice and ensure victims’ rights.
Counseling – Our program offers counseling to victims. We can counsel in house or if someone needs further counseling, several certified counselors are available.
24 Hour Crisis Line – The S.A.V.E. Crisis Line stays open 24/7 in case of emergency. Our assistance ranges from helping those in a domestic crisis who need immediate help and desire to flee to safety, to supporting a former or current client who needs to talk.
Food – Emergency food is provided. Food is also donated on a weekly basis to aid our clients who are on a tight budget.
Diapers – Our office receives donations of diapers from a local church. In addition, we receive grant money from Emergency Food and Shelter that allows us to purchase diapers for families of abuse.
Clothing – S.A.V.E. has a clothing room to assist victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, burn out, and other crimes. The clothes have been donated by individuals, families and businesses.
Continued Education (GED Prep, Computer Skills, Literacy) –S.A.V.E. assists victims with continued education in order to help them reach their educational and professional goals, and become self-sufficient.
Job Skills Training (interviewing skills, resumes, job search) –One of the ways we help victims become self-sufficient is to help them in preparing their transition. We assist with job searches and teach professional skills.
Transitional Housing – The grant money we receive from Emergency Food and Shelter allows us to financially assist victims with one month’s rent, first month’s rent and/or one month’s mortgage payment. We also work with several apartment complexes and local renters who support us in locating safe housing for victims.
Trainings – S.A.V.E. provides trainings for our local Senior Center, Head Start Program, Local Law Enforcement, and S.A.V.E. volunteers and staff.
We are currently working on 2 curriculums to implement into the local school system in the fall of 2010. S.A.V.E. will be providing education about domestic abuse/sexual assault, positive relationships, and gender respect. The two curriculums are titled “Safe Dates and Gender Respect”.