Meet Prevention Coordinator, Lori Droege, from the Center for Women and Families and learn about the services available.
The Center for Women and Families' (CWF) mission is to help victims of intimate partner abuse or sexual violence to become survivors through supportive services, community education and cooperative partnerships that foster hope, promote self-sufficiency and rebuild lives. More than a shelter, CWF provides a comprehensive continuum of care to enable clients to achieve a permanent break from violent relationships and ultimately heal from abuse. Originally part of the YWCA as of 1912, CWF established a Rape Crisis Program and Creative Employment Program in 1975. Two years later in 1977, we opened the first domestic violence shelter in the state of Kentucky. We have been in southern Indiana since 1983. We currently operate six offices, including three residential facilities, throughout 9 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
While direct service is the heart of what we do here at The Center for Women and Families, prevention is our passion. As an agency, we envision a world without violence. With that goal in mind, we implement several long-term programs designed to reach youth before violence has occurred in their lives and to give them skills to prevent it. Each of the programs we offer is evidence-based and can be tailored to unique group dynamics. Whether we're empowering bystanders to help prevent violence by giving them valuable intervention skills, looking at a spectrum of violence in youths' lives, or spearheading the local collective impact initiative on children exposed to violence, we offer innovative prevention initiatives that speak to people where they are.
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