Safe House for Survivors
Our safe house provides secure and confidential temporary housing for survivors and their children. We help guests reclaim their personal strengths, work toward their goals for the future and transition into a safe and stable living situation.
Our hotline advocates are available 24-hours each day to answer questions and provide peer-counseling support, safety planning, and referrals.
Families not residing in our safe house receive respectful, individualized support to meet self-determined goals. Services highlight family strengths and encourage opportunities to re-imagine self and circumstances.
At Women's Resource Center, you will find advocates who will listen to your experiences without judgement and who will offer you options and support while you make choices for yourself and your family. WRC is an LGBTQ+ affirming agency and services are provided to all people inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Child and Family Advocacy
Children are embraced by a community of support to help ensure their needs are met. A core component of our programming for children is peace education, in which children explore topics such as self-awareness, acceptance, tolerance, cooperation and compassion. By participating in group and individual sessions, children learn how to manage feelings of anger and frustration, discuss their fears and practice peaceful conflict resolution techniques. Children also learn that the violence they witnessed and/or experienced is not their fault.
The mission of Camp PEACE is to bring children exposed to domestic violence together for a summer of activities that facilitate Peace Education, Action, Compassion and Empathy. Based on principles of Peace Education and Cognitively-Based Compassion Training, Camp PEACE will help children learn alternatives to violence while promoting tolerance, impartiality, affection, self-compassion and compassion for others. Visit www.camppeaceatl.org to learn more.
Our legal advocates assist DV survivors in obtaining Temporary Protective Orders, criminal warrants, child support payments, and temporary custody of their children. Advocates help clients explore legal options on a case-by-case basis.
Consultation with Volunteer Attorneys
In partnership with DeKalb Legal Aid, we offer a free legal clinic one evening per week. Services are provided at our community office in Decatur. Childcare is provided.
Domestic Violence Support Groups
Survivors who are currently, or have formerly been, in an abusive relationship come together in our support groups to receive emotional support, resource information and friendship. Childcare is provided.
Elder Abuse Advocacy
Individuals experiencing domestic violence later in life have unique challenges. Our Elder Abuse Advocacy Program helps connect older adults with supports and protections specific to their needs as they seek to live safe and healthy lives. Download our safety guide to learn more (pdf).
and Safe Exchange
Nia’s Place provides supervised visitation and supervised exchange of children for families affected by domestic violence. Nia’s Place provides a place for visits and exchanges to occur that prioritizes the physical and emotional safety of the entire family. Visit the Nia's Place website for more information.
Dating Violence Prevention
Our dating violence prevention workshops take our message of equality and respect in relationships to elementary, middle, high school and university students in the Atlanta area through sessions led by staff and peer advocates. Call us to schedule a classroom session.
We provide community education programs to schools and universities, hospitals, law enforcement, religious leaders, faith-based groups, civic organizations, and others throughout metro Atlanta. A community that collectively stands against domestic violence is the key to ending abuse. Call us to schedule a presentation.