Our Beliefs

A Community For Peace believes that social renewal happens when all people work together for a common goal that serves everyone equally.

We believe that those whom you serve should have the guiding voices when it comes to developing relevant services. We believe we must work for social justice in order to eliminate this issue. And we believe we are all part of the problem and part of the solution…so each of us can do something to invest in peace!

Education


Knowledge is power. If given basic Domestic Violence information and knowledge about options and resources, victims can find the tools they need in order to escape the emotional and psychological trap of abuse.

Empowerment


An individual can make healthy choices if given adequate tools, a safe environment, and a means by which to have control over their own lives. Photos of Sheila believe or Maria art classes…Smart and Strong

Grass Roots Leadership


Decisions made by the people affected by the issue, from the ground up rather than top down.

Commitment To Diversity


Founded by women from some of the most disenfranchised groups in society, we serve all victims from all walks of life.

Commitment To Change


To identify and eliminate the root cause of the problem in addition to repairing the damage that is caused by the problem.

Creating a Message


Creating the kind of messaging that contributes to changing the conditions that cause the issue…We believe in “educating to advocate”, training, education and prevention programming, and working collaboratively with state and national policy makers are all designed to change the violent and abusive messaging found in our media, entertainment and social networking. Training photos, conferencephotos

Peer Based, Options Counseling


Grounded in the notion that being able to empathize, connect with a victim/survivor, and/or relate personally to a victim/survivor’s experience is more important and highly valued. Given options, resources and choices, women can escape abuse.

Environment of Accountability


We hold ourselves accountable to be present, informed and responsible for the information and support offered you. At the same time, we will help you in making the kind of changes needed to increase your credibility, while challenging systems to be better informed and work collaboratively to ensure that victims’ rights are respected and honored. Photo DVRT, court accompaniement

Environment of Truth


Creating an Environment where the truth can actually be told our Sanctuary Model from our Harmony House Emergency Shelter to our Business Center, is an environment of calm, compassion and reflective of our “Insider’s Wisdom” of the kind of environment, the kind of staffing approach, the kind of service delivery that victims and their families can participate in and feel supported. Every member of our staff and Board of directors has completed the DV Counseling curriculum, in order to be current in our understanding of this issue.