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CAP's Family Crisis Center offers a safe place to stay for victims of domestic violence and their children. Food is provided. Staff assist domestic violence victims and their children in identifying alternatives to the problems they are experiencing. Families are also provided with assistance in completion of temporary restraining order petitions, obtaining child care, transportation, housing, etc.
EMERGENCY SHELTER/INTERVENTION FOR YOUTH-IN-CRISIS
Temporary shelter, crisis intervention and referrals to appropriate agencies for additional assistance are available for runaway youth and youth-in-crisis. Short-term shelter is also available with parental permission. A 24-hour hotline is available to handle juvenile problems and crises. Family problem-solving, referrals and follow-up are provided to juvenile callers.
Ongoing group meetings for female victims of domestic violence are available. A children's group is also available. All are designed to help victims understand domestic violence and facilitate healing.
Exerting and maintaining control over victims is the basis for most abuse. CAP's Domestic Abuse Alternatives Program (DAAP), is designed to help abusers examine their attitudes and values, identify areas where change is needed, and help them make those changes. Participants in the program may be court-ordered, are self-referred or are referred by a counselor.
Offers low-cost rental housing for families in need when they leave the Crisis Center. Fourteen units are available for up to two years with rent based on income. Intensive family development and support services are offered in conjunction with housing services.
CAP also provides specialized, culturally sensitive domestic violence services to Hmong families.
COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE TEAM PROJECT
Facilitates interagency and "inter-system" communication and collaboration to develop local policies responsive to the needs of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and to hold perpetrators accountable.
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