Community Outreach: CIDFO's Community Education and Outreach program works to engage the general public in education and community action efforts against domestic violence.
Transportation: Survivors may set up appointments with the domestic violence program staff for transportation for domestic violence related appointments and emergencies.
Information and Referral: Program staff can provide information and refer you to local programs and providers in order to address any other specific needs (mental health, housing, etc.)
Economic Empowerment Workshop-Presented by Healing Finances
Abusers use money as a tool for power and control and it occurs just as frequently as physical and emotional abuse and can be an overwhelming hurdle for women wishing to lead violence-free lives. CIDFO aims to promote self-sufficiency through our financial literacy and economic empowerment workshops.
Just Write Workshop
The Just Write Workshop is facilitated by founder and best-selling author ( 8 books), speaker, and pillar in the community Dwan Abrams. Dwan has customized a workshop that focuses on expressive writing and its value in processing life experience, particular in trauma and transition.
Workshop is free to survivors of domestic violence.
Women and Youth in Transition Services
Women and Youth in Transition assists women and children transitioning from shelters(90 days or more) or transitional housing with the following:
***Items are available for current clients and individuals referred from other community agencies.***Children are an exception.
CIDFO’s Temporary Assistance Programis temporary assistance for Domestic Violence Survivors.The program provides temporary financial help to support families whose safety is at risk due to domestic violence. Most often this is when the domestic violence survivor and the children are fleeing domestic violence or at risk of returning to an abusive situation.
What help does the program provide?
The program can help with up to $300 over a 45-day eligibility period. Payments are given directly to the landlord or other service providers.
Can you get help more than once a year?
You can get help more than once a year with food, clothing, hygiene items, essential furniture items only.
Who is eligible for the program?
A person fleeing domestic violence or trying to stay safe from domestic violence whose safety is at risk because of domestic violence or the threat of domestic violence. The person must also fit the following criteria:
Artistic Expressions Renewal Workshop Vision Board with Coach Kee
PROJECTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES
Caring is Doing for Others is providing Hygiene Clean Kits such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, deodorant, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, and soap to create a culture of personal hygiene for children and to minimize bullying and teasing in schools. We believe children should attend school feeling fresh and comfortable especially in the learning environment.
Caring is Doing for Others provides Adult Hygiene Clean Kits to homeless individuals quarterly.
WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!