PADV provides an array of community-based services as described. These services are available for survivors who may not need shelter-based services but do need one or all of the resources listed below, which help them in their quest to live violence free.
Supportive Housing Program
The Supportive Housing Program is designed to assist battered women in their efforts to gain independence from their abusers. Specifically, the program offers rental, utility, childcare, employment, legal and educational financial assistance as well as transitional housing to battered women working to live independently.
These services include assisting in the filing of TPOs (temporary protection orders), assisting clients in completing necessary paperwork, and advocating for the domestic violence survivor in the intimidating and complex judicial system.
Community Support Groups for Women
Support groups provide assistance to women who have left violent relationships or continue to live with their abuser. These groups provide a safe place for survivors to come together and share experiences, offer encouragement, support, and generate ideas on ways to live violence free.
Public Benefits Assistance
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is Georgia’s welfare program. PADV interviews and assesses welfare applicants who show signs of being victims of domestic violence, and provides them with service coordination, and referrals for community services, employment, and housing opportunities. Domestic violence survivors receive a temporary waiver from certain TANF requirements without losing financial assistance.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP, previously known as the Food Stamp Program, provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay the cost of food. The program provides education and information to those receiving food stamps promoting healthy eating, healthy lifestyles and more. To see if you qualify, call 404-873-1766 or 770-963-9799.
Teen Dating Violence Program
Partnering with local schools, PADV is implementing a teen dating violence curriculum that increases student knowledge of nonviolence conflict resolution, communication, and problem-solving skills.
Outreach to the Community at Large
Education is the key to ending domestic violence. Battering is a serious crime and should not be ignored. Towards this end, PADV offers programs to educate police officers, judges, hospitals, businesses, legislators, child protection agencies, clergy, schools, the business community, and media about the issue of domestic violence and the toll it exacts on society. Call 404-870-9605 today to schedule a presentation for your group.