It affects the entire community and takes an entire community to end it. Domestic Violence is a system or pattern of behaviors used to maintain power and control; it’s not about anger.
Pearl Provides Assistance to Victims/Survivors Through:
Support Services: Pearl staff provides support services to victims and survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence. The staff at Pearl can:
Help you file an Order for Protection.
Go to court hearings with you.
Explain the criminal and civil court process to you.
Listen to you when you need to talk.
Accompany you to the hospital.
Assist you in reporting to the police.
Supply you with information regarding sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Provide you with community resources and options.
Advocate on your behalf.
Support Groups: Pearl provides weekly support groups for domestic abuse & sexual violence survivors. Coming together to share experiences and support can help sort out feelings of isolation, anger, guilt, and sadness.