Community Based Services
CFVC provides an array of community-based services as described. These
services are available for survivors who may not need shelter-based
services but do need one or all of the resources listed below, which
help them in their quest to live violence free.
Transitional Housing Program
The Transitional Housing Program is designed to assist battered women in
their efforts to gain independence from their abusers. Specifically, the
program offers rental, utility, childcare, employment, legal and
educational financial assistance as well as transitional housing to
battered women working to live independently.
These services include assisting in the filing of TPOs (temporary
protection orders), assisting clients in completing necessary paperwork,
and advocating for the domestic violence survivor in the intimidating and
complex judicial system.
Support Groups for Women
Support groups provide assistance to women who have left violent relationships or continue to live with
their abuser. These groups provide a safe place for survivors to come together and share experiences, offer
encouragement, support, and generate ideas on ways to live violence free.
Public Benefits Assistance
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is Georgia's welfare program. CFVC interviews and assesses
welfare applicants who show signs of being victims of domestic violence, and provides them with service
coordination, and referrals for community services, employment, and housing opportunities. Domestic violence
survivors receive a temporary waiver from certain TANF requirements without losing financial assistance.
Teen Dating Violence Program
Partnering with local schools, CFVC is implementing a teen dating violence curriculum that increases
student knowledge of nonviolence conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills.
FACE TO FACE®
A life-altering program for domestic violence survivors, FACE TO FACE® surgically repairs facial and dental
injuries that are a result of domestic abuse. In conjunction with counseling, domestic violence survivors
who need facial plastic and reconstructive surgery will receive treatment at no cost helping to heal their
psychological and physical scars. FACE TO FACE® can help women rebuild their lives by eliminating the
constant reminders of their painful past.
Outreach to the Community at Large
Education is the key to ending domestic violence. Battering is a serious crime and should not be ignored.
Towards this end, CFVC offers programs to educate police officers, judges, hospitals, businesses,
legislators, child protection agencies, clergy, schools, the business community, and media about the
issue of domestic violence and the toll it exacts on society. Call 770-479-1804 today to schedule a
presentation for your group.