DoVE Outreach Services
Beaman Home’s DoVE Outreach Program was started in July 2010 to offer educational
opportunities to the community and to help domestic violence victims who don’t need/want to enter the shelter. Today, DoVE offers the community a wide variety of services.
Outreach to Victims
In the less than 2 years, the DoVE Outreach Program has assisted 156 women and
children with danger assessments, safety planning, and self sufficiency skills
as part of the case management offered to victims who do not need/want to enter the Shelter.
Teen dating violence is a rising issue among teenagers, as 1 in 3 teens report
experiencing abuse in a dating relationship. During the 2011– 2012 school year, DoVE worked with Warsaw Community Schools to educated nearly 200 middle school students about healthy relationships, appropriate
cell phone use and internet safety.
Survivor Support Groups
Beyond Trauma is a support group for women and men that have been victims of Domestic
Violence. The post traumatic stress associated with the effects of domestic violence as well as coping skills are often important
topics discussed at these groups.
Many of the women in our local jail have been victims of or have experienced second-hand
trauma associated with domestic violence. Each week, the DoVE Outreach Program provides an educational group to help female
inmates set goals, discuss parenting issues, and deal with past events in their
“Cut It Out” Training
Oftentimes, an abuser will physically abuse somebody where it cannot be seen. Hair
may be pulled out and bruises on the head may go unseen. “Cut It Out” training helps beauticians and salon owners
recognize warning signs and safely refer their clients to available resources.
Workplace Violence Training
Protecting yourself while at work can be a hot button topic among employers and
employees alike. Our workplace violence training can be extremely helpful to individuals
who may be experiencing violence within their homes. Simply hearing somebody talk about a situation they have experienced
may allow an individual to feel comfortable enough to get the help they need and
thereby avert a possible tragedy at work.
The DoVE Outreach Program is an essential educational tool in the fight against
domestic violence. To learn more, call April, Outreach Coordinator, at 574-267-3044.