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1 Domestic Violence And Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County Domestic Violence And Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County

2 OUR MISSION The Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County educates our community about domestic violence and sexual assault, prevents future occurrences, and empowers survivors and their families to rebuild their lives. The Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County educates our community about domestic violence and sexual assault, prevents future occurrences, and empowers survivors and their families to rebuild their lives.

3 OUR VISION OUR VISION We will increase the number of survivors identified and served while being recognized by other agencies and community leadership as the area expert in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault by the end of We will increase the number of survivors identified and served while being recognized by other agencies and community leadership as the area expert in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault by the end of 2008.

4 Agency History Agency History Began in 1995 Began in 1995 –Group of Friends, January 1995 –Board Convened –Rape Crisis Center of Scotland County –Serving Victims of Sexual Asalt –Obtained nonprofit 501( c )3 status –Staffed with only volunteers –Serving First Rape Vitims July 1995 –Serving First Rape Vitims July 1995

5 Our History Continued First Paid Director, August 1996 First Paid Director, August 1996 Provided 24-hour crisis line Provided 24-hour crisis line Added services for Domestic Violence, 1997 Added services for Domestic Violence, 1997 Expended to 4 full-time/ 6 part-time employees, 1999 Expended to 4 full-time/ 6 part-time employees, 1999 Opened shelter Grace House, 1999 Opened shelter Grace House, 1999 Opened thrift shop, Shirley's Thrift Shop, 2003 Opened thrift shop, Shirley's Thrift Shop, 2003 Thrift Shop Closing, lost lease, Oct 2006 Thrift Shop Closing, lost lease, Oct 2006

6 Services Provided 24 hr crisis line answered by staff and trained volunteers 24 hr crisis line answered by staff and trained volunteers Shelter for victims Shelter for victims Support groups for Rape and Domestic Violence Victims (women and children) Support groups for Rape and Domestic Violence Victims (women and children) Education and Support services for victims to help deal with their trauma Education and Support services for victims to help deal with their trauma Information about law enforcement and legal procedures Information about law enforcement and legal procedures Client accompaniment to hospital, court, law enforcement agencies as well as information referrals Client accompaniment to hospital, court, law enforcement agencies as well as information referrals Community education programs: Community education programs: –Rage / Date Rape –Sexual Harassment –Marital Rape –Domestic Violence –Self Esteem / Empowerment –Self Esteem / Empowerment

7 Why We Needed New Housing Board Vision Statement - Own Shelter in Five YearsBoard Vision Statement - Own Shelter in Five Years Visible Problems With Currently Leased ShelterVisible Problems With Currently Leased Shelter Professional Business Inspection Found 49 ProblemsProfessional Business Inspection Found 49 Problems Need For AccessibilityNeed For Accessibility

8 The Project Team  Banker  Attorney  Designer  Builder  Landscaper  Real-estate agent  Local political leaders  City  County  State  Members of your Board

9 Description of DVRCC’s Project  Major Tasks Build or Remodel Build or Remodel Find Funding Find Funding Design Building Design Building Find Contractor Find Contractor Build Build Move In Move In  Timetable ASAP ASAP Two and One Half Years Two and One Half Years

10 The new shelter, Grace House, will provide:   Six bedrooms   Three bathrooms   Large kitchen   Dining room   Living area   Play/study area for the children   Separate office area   Bath for the staff   Storage areas One bedroom and bath will be handicapped accessible Downstairs will be completely wheelchair accessible.

11 The office building will provide:   Four offices   Break Area   Conference room   Bath Also wheelchair accessible

12 Front View Office and Shelter

13 New Shelter and Office Building Project Cost $681,405 Project Cost $681,405

14 Making The Connection Agencies we received funding in the past Agencies we received funding in the past Agencies new to our organization and service Agencies new to our organization and service Your local banker or other local banks Your local banker or other local banks Local Businesses & Professionals Local Businesses & Professionals Local Churches Local Churches In person Visits In person Visits

15 Funding Sources We Explored –State DV and SA funding agencies –Federal Agencies –National Foundations –State Foundations –Church Foundations –Local Foundations –Local Businesses and Individuals –Local Banks –Local Churches –Donations and In-kind Contributions

16 Our Funding Sources ¾ from North Carolina Housing Agency ¾ from North Carolina Housing Agency Cannon Foundation Cannon Foundation Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Morgan Foundation Morgan Foundation NC Department of Crime Control & Public Safety Governor’s Crime Commission NC Department of Crime Control & Public Safety Governor’s Crime Commission Sunshine Ladies Foundation Sunshine Ladies Foundation Financial, In-Kind, & volunteer support from churches, organizations, businesses, and the citizens of Scotland County Financial, In-Kind, & volunteer support from churches, organizations, businesses, and the citizens of Scotland County

17 Ongoing Processes To Find Funds  Monitor funding sources for changes in purpose or intents of funds  Review and suggest relevant directions for strategic plans of state and local government agencies  Advocate for funding from state and local grantors or coalitions

18 Recognizing Contributions  Letters  Phone Calls  News Paper  Plaque

19 P.O. Box 2130 Laurinburg, NC Office Line: hour Crisis Line: Office Line: Fax: Web Site: DVRCC.ORG My P.O. Box 2130 Laurinburg, NC Office Line: hour Crisis Line: Office Line: Fax: Web Site: DVRCC.ORG My


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