Message from Advocates
Families are the foundation of our community. Home should be a place of safety and nurturing for all. Domestic violence was coined because violence against women often occurred in the home. Advocates’ grassroots beginnings more than thirty years ago understood the need for resources, safety, and most importantly; acknowledgement that victims of intimate partner violence were surviving ‘behind closed doors’ with few resources. Today, laws now support and protect victims, societal understanding has increased about these issues, and Advocates Building Peaceful Communities is providing quality assessment and services for community members. Our name, Advocates Building Peaceful Communities, was changed in 2008 to identify and acknowledge the impact of family violence in our communities. The goal of supporting peaceful and safe existence for individuals and families with the myriad of resources and services Advocates offers is making a difference.
It has been an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to be a part of the growth of Advocates, as well as meet so many courageous and beautiful survivors