Domestic Violence Intervention Program
Love Should Not Hurt.
Advocates are available 24 hours/7 days a week
The Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency’s Domestic Violence Intervention Program provides services to victims of domestic violence in Cayuga County. If you or a family member is a victim of Domestic Violence call our 24-hour hotline (1-800-253-3358), to speak with an advocate and see how our program can assist you.
Some of the services provided through the Domestic Violence Intervention Program include:
- Safety planning
- 24-hour hotline
- Advocacy (legal, law enforcement, DHHS, employment, housing, medical)
- Support Group
- Individual supportive counseling
- Temporary shelter
- Child care
- Community education
- Teen dating violence presentations to schools, churches, etc.
- Relocation assistance
- Emergency food, clothing, and furniture
- Referrals to other services
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program offers a confidential Safe Dwelling that is available to victims of domestic violence and their children 24 hours, 7 days a week. Contact our 24-hour hotline(1-800-253-3358) to speak with an Advocate.
The C/SCAA Domestic Violence Intervention Program is now offering a peer support group for individuals who have been or are currently involved with an abusive partner. The purpose of the group is to provide educational information while also creating a safe and supportive space for victims and survivors to discuss issues related to domestic violence. Participation in the group is completely voluntary and confidential. The group will meet on a weekly basis.
Please contact our office and ask to speak with an Advocate if you are interested in learning more about the support group.
Jennie Huling (pictured above) provides educational presentations throughout Cayuga County. The presentations can be customized to suit the needs of any customer in any industry. Some examples of the training programs Jennie has developed and provided are:
- A seven-part series on self-esteem and healthy relationships for young men and women.
- A two-part presentation on healthy relationships to eighth grade Health classes.
- A presentation to a college-level Forensic Psychology class about law enforcement's response to domestic violence.
- Domestic violence screening information to health care professionals.
- Teen dating violence presentations to high school students.
Please contact our office at 315-255-1703 to set up a presentation, or to discuss how we can develop one that meets your needs.
The Domestic Violence Services Department is recruiting volunteers to answer our 24-Hour Domestic Violence emergency hotline. Volunteers will be provided with at least 12 hours of training and are asked to commit to 4 shifts per month. The first round of training will be offered at the end of July and will consist of 9 classroom hours and 3 hours of web-based training.
We will also be looking for volunteers for Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October to distribute information about the services we provide. Any interested parties may contact Sarah Barnard, Supportive Services Director, at 315-255-1703, Ext. 130, or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Stop by our office at 65 State St. and fill out a volunteer application.
The Domestic Violence Intervention Program is located at Site I, 65 State Street, Auburn, NY 13021.