SCVP Receives a $10,000 Donation from Southside Electric Cooperative and CoBank
Southside Center for Violence Prevention, Inc. (Madeline’s House/Piedmont Crisis Center) receives a matching donation from Southside Electric Cooperative and CoBank in the amount of $10,000. The funds were collected through a joint effort between Southside Electric Cooperative and their financial partner CoBank. Southside Center for Violence Prevention relies on contributions of this nature and individual contributions to operate the program that has been in the community since 1999. Jeff Edwards, SEC’s President and CEO understands the importance of having the organization in the community and ensuring that there will always be somewhere for victims of domestic and sexual violence to go for safety. Southside Electric’s Human Resources Manager, Jean Morris is looking forward to working with the staff and board of directors of SCVP to expand the volunteer possibilities for SEC’s employees.
Madeline’s House Opens Satellite Offices
Madeline’s House has established ten satellite offices throughout its 12 county service area. This outreach initiative will enable victims of domestic and sexual violence in this predominantly rural area to have easier access to critical services. Currently satellite offices are located in 6 strategically chosen counties allowing the greatest access to everyone in this very large service area. Future plans are to have at least one satellite office in all 12 counties.
Among services offered at these satellite offices are: personal case management and individual supportive counseling, safety planning, victim / court advocacy, assistance with obtaining protective orders and document recovery, life skills assessment and training options, assistance with job and house searches, assistance in seeking appropriate legal and medical counsel, information and referral assistance, and arrangements for sheltering if needed. All services are free and no appointment is needed. Call 1.888.819.2926 for location and satellite office hours.
Madeline’s House will continue serving victims of violence at its shelter location as it has done for 14 years. This new satellite office program is just one more way victims of abuse can reach out for help.
In addition to this new outreach effort, presentations and workshops remain available to community and professional groups. If your group would like to schedule a presentation or workshop, or if you have a personal question, call our office at 434.292.1077 or 1.888.819.2926. Our professional staff are trained and certified in many areas related to domestic and sexual violence.