HELP FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VIOLENCE

 
Crisis Line    1-800-649-1092
Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Inc., helping victims of domestic violence.
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Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, helping domestic violence and abuse victims.
"Dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse." 
A United Way Agency

Love Shouldn't Hurt, domestic abuse and violence is never a result of love



Purple StarDAFS does great community outreach to educate and and raise awareness about domestic abuse and its effects on all people involved. .
If you need a representative to attend your event or fair, please contact DAFS.
601-428-1707


OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

ACTIVITIES IN LAUREL ARE AS FOLLOWS:

PROCLAMATION SIGNING: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013 AT 10:30 A.M. AT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN LAUREL AT CITY HALL AT CORNER OF OAK AND 5TH.

TAKE A STAND TO END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2013 LAUREL

- 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM - BETWEEN ALLIANCE GAS STATION AND MEA CLINIC ON 16TH AVENUE

-11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - CORNER OF MCDONALD'S & WELLNESS CENTER ON BEACON ST.
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ACTIVITIES IN HATTIESBURG ARE AS FOLLOWS:

PROCLAMATION SIGNING: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2013 AT 10:00 AM AT THE MAYOR'S OFFICE IN HATTIESBURG IN CITY HALL.

VIGIL AT 6:00 PM AT THE CULTURAL CENTER (OLD LIBRARY) ON MAIN STREET IN HATTIESBURG ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2013.

COME JOIN US!




Mission: DAFS is dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse by maintaining a program with a broad base of services, community support as well as local and state involvement. DAFS' purpose is to provide victims of domestic violence with the skills, tools, and understanding to make choices leading to violence-free living and to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community at large.




DAFS SERVICE AREA
Serving the following counties in Southeast Mississippi.
Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smith, Wayne. Shelters are located in Jones and Forrest Counties.


 
     PROVIDING:
  • 24-Hour Toll-Free Domestic Abuse Crisis Line
  • Temporary Shelter for Domestic Abuse Victims
  • Information, Referral and Advocacy for Victims
  • Victim/Survivor Counseling
  • Batterer's Educational Groups
  • Aftercare Case Management
  • Public Education & Community Awareness of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence

Want to HELP Domestic Abuse Family Shelter by Volunteering ? Help us break the Cycle of Abuse.

Print the Volunteer application linked to below,
fill out and mail to:

Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
P O Box 273
Laurel, MS 39441

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION



Our Wish List

Things we need to help us help others...
a beautiful way you can contribute.
Printable wish list here.


Donate to DAFS, help heal and protect victims of domestic abuse and violence

Help DAFS support and shelter families who are victims of domestic abuse.

Safety Plan when domestic violence occurs.

OCTOBER is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

See Events at Left!




Testimonial - from a former volunteer at DAFS
   
 "... Helping at DAFS taught me so many important things, and mostly it was a blessing to meet so many kind and powerful women (and children).  My first day at the Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas is tomorrow, and I can only hope that I will be just as lucky with the people I meet there.  Again, thank you so much for every- thing, and I hope to visit when I am home for Thanksgiving.  You are always in my thoughts."

More DAFS TESTIMONIALS
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STATISTIC: Nationally one
in four women will be victims
of domestic violence at some point in their lives.
Communities across the country will remember the victims of domestic violence and celebrate the progress made in awareness over the years.


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SUCCESS STORY:
I received a call from an officer at the Lumberton Police Department. The officer indicated that she had a Chinese lady and her young child in her office.

She had been badly beaten and her abuser was about to bond out of jail and she was terrified.... Read More




Domestic Abuse Family Shelter     |    P O Box 273    |    Laurel, Mississippi 39441    |    (601) 428-1707    |  
 
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