There are many stressors that contribute to the abuse/maltreatment of children and we want to make sure that we are doing our very best to assist families in any and every way possible. That is why we have come up with our new program - Project AYUDA™. We believe that when basic needs are met, families at risk are able to produce a positive contribution in the community where they live and work.
Keeping your child safe is as easy as saying your ABC’s.
Our "Think Before You Trust"™ Campaign was developed to help prevent the abuse and/or neglect of children by educating parents about the importance of choosing a partner carefully.
Our goal is to:
• Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect
• Bring awareness to this issue
• Provide parents with the information to make good choices for child/children and themselves
• Provide local resource information
Preventing child abuse and educating the public about the prevalence and consequences of this epidemic is part of who we are. That’s why we’ve put together these resources for parents and caregivers: to give you the tools you need to keep your children safe.
"Circle of Hope" Peer led support groups for adult survivors of child abuse and for survivors of domestic violence (non-offending adults may also participate).
These groups will provide a welcoming and safe place for adult survivors to receive support from each other through open and honest sharing about their own life experiences.
Our goal is to empower the adult survivor by providing peer group support, individual peer support, create safe spaces for healing, help reduce isolation, rebuild trust, and gain emotional support. This is not a replacement for professional therapy, but rather a "safe space" for adult survivors on their healing journeys.
• You are important and so are your stories.
• Joining a peer support group can help you to feel better in any number of ways, such as:
• Knowing that others are going through something similar
• Learning tips on how to handle day-to-day challenges
• Meeting new friends or connecting to others who understand you
• Learning how to talk about things that bother you or how to ask for help
• Learning to trust other people
• Hearing about helpful new perspectives from other
Peer support groups can be an important part of dealing with the abuse you endured, but they are not a substitute for professional therapeutic treatment of trauma and mental illnesses. It is recommended you follow the advice of a mental health professional while attending our peer support group as we are a group made up of survivors and not a mental health facility.
Meetings will be held the third Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at 7801 Phoenix Ave. There is no cost to attend any of our meetings. We do ask; however, that all new members complete the Support Group Prerequisites prior to attending a meeting. Click here to read more.
Because the work that we do is made possible through the generosity of compassionate donors, we will accept donations as costs do add up for rental costs, office supplies, meeting materials, water and treats.
Our Victim Assistance Program provides services for individuals who are victims of crime with assistance with Victim of Crime Compensation Claims processing and other services as required by individual circumstances. Victims of domestic or family violence that occurred on or after June 19, 1999, or victims of sexual assault occurring in their place of residence on or after September 1, 2001, may receive one-time-only assistance with rental and moving expenses. Additionally, with increased public access to personal information, there is a rising need for address confidentiality for victims of family violence, sexual assault and stalking. Fearing for their safety, many victims do not obtain a driver's license or register to vote. The Office of the Attorney General administers the Address Confidentiality Program (ACP) by providing a substitute post office box address and free mail forwarding service for participants.
Specialized services are available to victims of child abuse, domestic or family violence, elder or dependent adult abuse, gang violence, hate crimes, human trafficking, sexual assault, and surviving family members of homicide victims. Detailed information regarding these specialized program services and other components of Victim Assistance Programs is available on the following website.
Crime Victims' Compensation
Project AYUDA is family support program that will offer assistance to support the material needs of at-risk families. This is accomplished via our network of supporters who are willing to work together and fill the needs of those families. Often times there are certain criteria that families must meet before qualifying for assistance through other community agencies, which, for one reason or another, they are unable to meet - leaving them without help. This is where Project AYUDA comes in and turns to the community itself to fulfill the families' immediate needs (i.e., gently used clothing/shoes/coats, baby food/formula, baby toiletries including diapers, etc.) until such time as they the are able to locate other resources.
The need is great my friends. We receive weekly emails/calls from concerned relatives, friends, or families in need seeking assistance. Every little bit helps.
If you see a post on our Facebook page requesting sponsors and you feel you are able to meet a need for a family, simply reply with what you can help with and we will coordinate the rest.
Community support is vital for at risk families. Let’s all do our part to help local families in crisis by donating essentials to meet their most basic needs.
The Parent Connection Resource Guide is a comprehensive directory of programs that help El Paso parents find parenting classes, parent support groups, playgroups, other parenting programs and community resources for their families to help them improve their parenting skills.
If your agency has programs that you would like included, or if you would like to learn more, please contact Project C.H.A.N.C.E. at 915.691.0392 or send an email to:
PARENT CONNECTION RESOURCE GUIDE
A Parent Education Resource Guide for Families in El Paso, TX