GCADV engages communities, organizations, and systems across Georgia to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence. We help to build the capacity of our member organizations, partners, and allies to ensure safe, compassionate, inclusive, and accessible services to survivors and their children exposed to violence. GCADV does this through its core programs:
- Training: Providing comprehensive survivor focused training to domestic violence programs, first responders, healthcare providers, and others. Topics include economic abuse, danger assessment and safety planning, teen dating violence, trauma-informed care, and faith and domestic violence.
- Technical Assistance: Providing hands-on guidance and support to domestic violence programs across the state to ensure high quality care as they work directly with survivors of domestic violence and their families.
- Public Policy and Advocacy: Ensuring that the interests and rights of domestic violence survivors are protected and upheld.
- Statewide Outreach: Ensuring communities across the state are informed about domestic violence and motivated to create change in the prevention, intervention, and response to domestic violence.
GCADV is also engaged in a variety of statewide collaborative projects designed to a) support the unique needs of underserved victim populations; b) analyze and address trends and service barriers ; c) assist victims with self-sufficiency goals ; and d) provide coordinated access to shelters throughout the state.
- 24-Hour Statewide Hotline: Providing coordinated access to safety and support.
- BRIDGES: Provides culturally-specific and accessible advocacy services to Deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic violence in the Metro Atlanta and Rome areas.
- For more information contact the program manager, DeAnna Swope, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-381-8282 (videophone).
- Community Engagement: Engaging communities and stakeholders to ensure access to safe, compassionate care and justice for all victims. This involves Community Conversations, specialized trainings, and the Community Rise Project.
- Child & Youth Project: Providing training opportunities, technical assistance and resources for direct service providers that work with children and youth exposed to domestic violence.
- Disabilities Project: In partnership with the GA Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing to create better services for survivors, starting at five pilot sites across the state.
- Rapid-Rehousing Project: Connecting survivors to permanent housing resources through three of our member programs.