does great community outreach to educate and and raise awareness about domestic abuse and its effects on all people involved. .
If you need a representative to attend your event or fair, please contact DAFS.
Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, Inc.
The Planning Committee for Crime Victims Rights Week is pleased to announce the following activities for Crime Victims Rights Week (April 22-26, 2013).
The planning committee is composed of representatives of the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter, the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention, Laurel Police Department, Hattiesburg Police Department, Jones County Sheriff's Dept., Jones County District Attorney Office, Camp Shelby Victim Services, and Forrest County District Attorney's Office.
All of these representatives are sponsors of the activities listed below: Proclamation signing - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 10:00 A. M. at the Mayor's office in City Hall in downtown Hattiesburg.
Proclamation signing - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 1:30 P. M. at the Mayor's office in City Hall in downtown Laurel.
Educational Forum - Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 11:00 A. M. to 1:30 P. M.at the Cultural Center (old library) on Main Street in Hattiesburg. The Forum will be facilitated by the Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention and the Domestic Abuse Family Shelter.
Educational Forum - Friday, May 1, 2013 from 8:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M. at South Central Place on 16th Avenue in Laurel. The Forum will be facilitated by the Mississippi Attorney General's Office and is sponsored by South Central Regional Medical Center.
Mission: DAFS is dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse by maintaining a program with a broad base of services, community support as well as local and state involvement. DAFS' purpose is to provide victims of domestic violence with the skills, tools, and understanding to make choices leading to violence-free living and to raise awareness of domestic violence in the community at large.
DAFS SERVICE AREA
Serving the following counties in Southeast Mississippi.
Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jones, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smith, Wayne. Shelters are located in Jones and Forrest Counties.
24-Hour Toll-Free Domestic Abuse Crisis Line
Temporary Shelter for Domestic Abuse Victims
Information, Referral and Advocacy for Victims
Batterer's Educational Groups
Aftercare Case Management
Public Education & Community Awareness of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence
Want to HELP Domestic Abuse Family Shelter by Volunteering ? Help us break the Cycle of Abuse.
Print the Volunteer application linked to below,
fill out and mail to:
Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
P O Box 273
Laurel, MS 39441
Things we need to help us help others...
a beautiful way you can contribute.
Printable wish list here
Help DAFS support and shelter families who are victims of domestic abuse.
Nationally one in four women will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives. Communities across the country will remember the victims of domestic violence and celebrate the progress made in awareness over the years.
Testimonial - from a former volunteer at DAFS
"... Helping at DAFS taught me so many important things, and mostly it was a blessing to meet so many kind and powerful women (and children). My first day at the Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas is tomorrow, and I can only hope that I will be just as lucky with the people I meet there. Again, thank you so much for every- thing, and I hope to visit when I am home for Thanksgiving. You are always in my thoughts."
You can read more DAFS Testimonials HERE on our testimonials page.