WFW Grant Helps Establish Resource Center for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence

On Jan. 11, 15 local agencies came together to create the Transylvania County Resource Center. Funded by four grants and the Women for Women Giving Circle, this center will support victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The collaborative impact model was used to recognize the many organizations that work with various social issues in the community.

Among those involved with the Transylvania County Resource Center are SAFE, the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office, the District Attorney's office, the Attorney General's office, Mission Health, Pisgah Legal, The Children's Center, Brevard Police Department, the Transylvania County Board of Commissioners, Transylvania Public Health, The Family Place, RHA Mobile Crisis, Women for Women and CARE.

In this new way to address domestic and sexual violence, the victims do less of the moving around and the agencies are able to come to them. The Transylvania County Resource Center will act as a meeting place for victims to go and meet with whatever agency they need.

Executive Director of SAFE, Inc. of Transylvania County, Salley Stepp, said, "We come together so the victim doesn't have to go to each agency individually."

SAFE was funded $100,000 by Women for Women to continue to provide essential needs to victims of sexual and domestic abuse.

Excerpt from The Transylvania Times. Click here to read the full article.