An important part of the work of Domestic Violence Service Center is our outreach to the local community to raise awareness about domestic violence and the support services available for victims and their families. Many victims of domestic violence are unaware of the options available to them while friends and family feel unable to help their loved ones simply because they do not know where to turn to get help.
Our community education programs aim to shed light on the issues of domestic violence and abuse and raise awareness of the challenges a victim faces in reaching out for help. Through education and awareness of the range of services available, we hope to be able to reach many more victims and their families.
Community education presentations:
Our community education program offers a range of free presentations available to local community groups, youth groups and businesses in Luzerne and Carbon Counties.
Topics covered include
DV 101: An introduction to domestic violence and the support services available
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
Campus Dating Violence
Anti-bullying, cyberbullying and teen dating violence – visit our Schools Page for more information on our youth programs.
Information tables at events:
We are available to support local community events, employee health and wellness events, fairs and festivals, college events and many others with an information table and trained staff and volunteers to hand out informational flyers on our services and answer any questions on domestic violence and the support available.
For information on our community education program or to arrange a presentation for your group or even have a information table at your upcoming event please contact the Volunteer/Education Coordinator at (570) 823 6799 ext. 238.