All of our services are confidential and free of charge !
New Beginnings APFV helps victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, harassment, stalking and human trafficking as well as their affected family members.
New Beginnings APFV does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, creed, color, ancestry, political affiliation, gender or gender identification, sexual orientation, familial status, disability, citizenship or economic status.
New Beginnings APFV provides:
- A 24-hour telephone crisis line for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.
- Legal advocacy, including information on how the criminal and civil court systems work.
- Safety planning, including step-by-step help obtaining a restraining order.
- Court accompaniment in some civil & criminal cases.
- Services for current or past victims of sexual assault (adults, teens and children, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse).
- Supportive services for family members affected by domestic or sexual abuse, including children.
- Individual counseling with an advocate by appointment (preferred) or on a walk-in basis (for emergencies).
- Weekly ongoing support groups for women, adolescents, and children recovering from the trauma of abuse. The youngest group is for kids age 5-10.
- Information about an optional Sexual Assault Exam (SANE exam) and accompaniment through the process.
- Services for current or past victims of domestic violence, whether the abuser was a spouse, partner, boyfriend/ girlfriend, acquaintance or family member.
- Help with the legal paperwork to lift a “no contact” order after a domestic violence incident where police are called.
- Information and voluntary referral to other helpful community agencies based on individual circumstances.
- Referral to emergency safe housing.
- Information about reporting an assault to police and optional accompaniment through the process.
- Services for children and adolescents who are current or past victims (or witnesses) of domestic violence or sexual assault.
- Advocacy for victims of elder abuse (60 years and older).
- Trauma-related counseling with a licensed professional counselor.