CCDVC offers a variety of services to victims and survivors living in the community, which are also accessible to residential clients. The outreach office provides culturally responsive case management, individual and group supportive counseling, social services assistance, and referral services to anyone affected by domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Services are available on a drop-in basis and by appointment.
Other programs that are based out of the Support Center but take place primarily in the community include:
The CCDVC Shelter can accommodate up to 38 women and children daily that are seeking a safe haven. All shelter clients receive our full array of services to assist them in stabilizing their lives through housing assistance, counseling services for themselves and their children, domestic violence education, financial education, and legal assistance.
Peace: A Learned Solution, commonly referred to as the PALS Program, targets youth ages 3-12 that have been exposed to domestic violence either as victims or witnesses. This program utilizes music therapy, art therapy, play therapy, and other expressive therapies to facilitate children’s recovery from their traumatic experiences. The goals of all expressive therapies are to enable children to gain mastery over their feelings that are affecting their behaviors and performance in educational and social environments. In the therapy session, children create artwork, play, use drama, and/or dance that is representative of their traumatic experience. This program operates out of the community Support Center.
The Domestic Violence Liaisons (DVL’s) work out of local NJ DCF DC&P offices. When child abuse and domestic violence co-occur, Domestic Violence Liaisons work to strengthen and enhance service coordination between child welfare and domestic violence services. They provide domestic violence training to the DCF staff and conduct assessments and provide services and referrals to families.
Legal Advocacy services include assisting individuals in family and municipal courts with safety planning, understanding their rights under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act, assisting with decision making and support around filing restraining orders, working with clients in preparing their cases to be heard by the court, accompaniment during court procedures, and providing the emotional support needed to enable victims to move forward.
The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT): The DVRT consists of teams of trained volunteer Advocates that respond to a victim during a time of crisis 24 hours a day at local police stations and hospitals. They provide support, information, safety planning, and legal advocacy, as well as linkages with other CCDVS programs for longer-term follow up. If interested in volunteering, please visit Volunteer.
Community Education and Prevention: CCDVC participates in health fairs, community days, street fairs, educational fairs, and presentations to community groups in order to educate the public about domestic violence and to help to raise awareness about our services. To request an educational presentation, please fill out this form.