The Support Center also has bi-lingual advocates on staff; they are fluent in Spanish and English. All advocates are trained to help victims apply for Domestic Violence Protection Orders, Restraining and Anti-harassment Orders. Additionally, the Legal Advocate is able to assist clients with Dissolutions and Parenting Plans and all the respective paperwork.
The Support Center is managed by a 10-member Board of Directors committee, comprised from various backgrounds and walks of life, thus representing the diverse community being served.
Over the years, outreach workers have been added to the staff. These workers provide services to the outlying areas of the county, including the Colville Indian Reservation, and all schools in the county. Services to child victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault began in 1990. These services are provided in our office and/or in the schools on a weekly basis.
The Support Center has qualified trainers for the “Second Steps” and “Talking about Touching” curriculum on staff. Presentations and training can be arranged for schools, community organizations, and agencies; they are completely free of charge.
In the spring of 2006, we received a grant through the Office of Crime Victims Advocacy, OCVA, to provide services to victims of “General Crimes”. We expanded our office space to accommodate this new service. We are located in The Crowder Building at 619 & 621 S 2nd Ave, as well as 613 S First Street, in Okanogan.