Advocacy
Advocates at Free Yourself Women Foundation assist participants in learning about their rights as victims of domestic violence, through counseling, support and facilitating access to public resources. Advocates assess participants’ needs, work with them to develop a personalized safety plan, identify community resources, provide assistance in accessing these services.

The services offered at Free Yourself Women Foundation are essential to helping victims re-build their lives after victimization. Our services also help them understand, and participate in, and provide them with safe shelter, if needed. During the first critical days after they begin seeking services at Free Yourself Women Foundation, the advocate will be there as a support system, someone they can lean on as she or he begins a new life.

Program Participation Guideline:

You must protect the confidentiality of all clients. Breaking confidentiality will result in 
immediate exit from the program.
All financial assistance will be paid directly to the landlord, utility company or facility where
services are being rendered.
Once the client is found eligible, an individualized case plan is developed with the clients
short and long term goals related to safety and stabilization from abuse.
A plan to address financial costs will be covered, as well as partner coordination and referral.


Services Overview
There is no cost to clients for the services we offer.


Counseling
Individual and group supportive counseling: Topics Range from self-esteem enhancement, personal support and encouragement, domestic violence dynamics, boundaries and limit settings, assertiveness training, safety planning, motivational and educational speakers, and other relevant topics.


Get Your Life Back Grant Program
 
Click here to download the Get Your Life Back Grant Application
See Get Your Life Back Grant Program page for guidelines.



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Support Groups
Support groups can be a very important part of the healing process for survivors of domestic violence. Free Yourself Women Foundation provides a variety of groups to meet the needs of the diverse population in our community. Below is a list of some of the groups we offer.

Survivor support groups
Domestic violence education groups
Self-esteem groups
Moving beyond groups


Employment Solutions
Resume preparation
Job search
Interview skills and training classes