Crisis intervention services are based upon a problem-solving model to provide information and referrals that assist an individual in an acute/emergency situation. Interactions and activities with an individual in crisis will stabilize emotions, clarify issues, and help explore options for safety and other concerns related to the crisis.
Case management services are tangible, goal-directed interactions, advocacy, and assistance provided to an individual to obtain needed services. This includes but is not limited to; assisting the victim in completing paperwork that is necessary to make referrals to appropriate agencies, assist in finding long-term housing options, and ultimately meet the needs of the victim with the help of all available and appropriate resources.
Court & Legal Advocacy
Court advocacy is the provision of information, support assistance, accompaniment, and intervention with any aspect of the civil or criminal legal system on behalf of a victim of domestic and/or sexual violence. Case managers are able to assist victims in completing the necessary paperwork to complete an order of protection (click to learn more) against their abuser, as well as assist in applying for victim's assistance compensation programs, if applicable.
Support groups are interactive group sessions that may be non-directed, topic oriented or information and educational which are facilitated by staff. These groups meet each Tuesday from 5-6pm in our Aiken office at 254 Beaufort Street, NE. Children can also participate in a group while their parents or caregivers are meeting.