Gulf Coast Women's Center For
Nonviolence

Domestic
Violence

Domestic violence is a crime that occurs when one person in a relationship seeks to gain and maintain control over the other by using physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse. One in four women in the US (and about one in twelve men) will be subjected to domestic violence during her lifetime. There is hope; let us help.

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Sexual
Assault

Sexual assault is a crime of power and control, using sexual activity to dominate and overpower another person. Every two minutes someone is raped. Sexual assault can affect men, women, or children. Sexual assault advocacy and counseling can assist victims in coping with the aftermath of sexual violation.

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Survivors of
Homicide

In the US, the loss of a loved one to murder happens to at least sixty families a day. Accepting support from professionals specifically trained in bereavement and working with crime victims offers more than support and comfort. We can help navigate the criminal justice system, cope with the media and learn to face the daily experiences of being a co-victim of homicide.

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We Offer

  • 24-Hour Crisis Line
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Response
  • Adult & Children's Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Court Advocacy
  • Free Legal Assistance
  • DV Intervention Program
  • Therapeutic Preschool
  • Information & Referral

How You Can Help

Make a donation to support the Center's programs

For about $21 per day, a victim of domestic violence can receive safe shelter, meals, clothing and personal hygiene items, child care, transportation, phone and computer access, and a comprehensive array of counseling and support services.

Volunteer your time and talents

We are always in need of community volunteers to help with donation pickup, child care and activities, working information booths and community events, or providing classes for our life skills group. Volunteers can also be trained to become sexual assault advocates.

Join in the fight to end intimate partner violence

Fighting to end domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking takes all of us. Learn how you can help become an advocate for victims and join the campaign to stop the violence.