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  • Advocacy
    G.A.R.F. has trained advocates who are available 24 hours a day to provide emotional support and explore options. G.A.R.F. staff assists with the filing of petitions for Family Violence and Stalking Protection Orders. These provide temporary protection to individuals who are being abused, threatened, or harassed.

  • Community Education
    G.A.R.F. offers educational presentations concerning domestic violence and sexual assault to organizations and agencies. G.A.R.F's youth volunteer team, "The Peer Players " perform dramatic skits and interactive presentations on the issues that affect young people. Contact the G.A.R.F. office at 686-8071 to schedule a presentation.

  • Shelter
    Shelter is available for female victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their children. Alternative shelter is available for male victims. The location of the safehouse is confidential and the building has a well-developed security system to increase safety.

  • Children's Program
    G.A.R.F. provides a safe, confidential place for children to express their feelings and develop safety plans. The child advocate is also available to work with parents.

  • Support Groups
    A variety of self-help groups are offered to provide support and helpful information.
    • Domestic Violence Awareness
    • Adult Survivors of Incest
    • Children's Group Ages 5-18
    • Self-Esteem / Assertiveness Training
    • Survivors of Sexual Assault
    • Non-Offending Partners / Parents of Victims
    • Financial Safety Planning

  • Life Skills
    G.A.R.F. staff can provide assistance to clients with job searching, acquiring job skills, budgeting, parenting, child care and exploring resources.