White County Domestic Violence Prevention,Inc., is a non-profit agency serving the victims of domestic violence in White County, Arkansas. We own and operate Hope Cottage, the shelter for battered women and their children who are fleeing abusive relationships. WCDVP, Inc., first began in 1995, with two local citizens independently researching the need for a local battered women’s shelter. They learned that White County residents in need of help were finding shelter in Heber Springs or Batesville, and that 78 White County women sought refuge in those shelters that year alone. The Batesville shelter put the two women in touch with each other, and the ball was rolling! Hope Cottage opened just one year later, in a temporary shelter donated by a local church. A few years later, we opened our own shelter in an undisclosed location, for the protection of the women seeking shelter there. Since 2004, 815 women and children have found safety at HopeCottage.
MISSION STATEMENT: White County Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc.
Based on the philosophy that domestic violence is wrong and unacceptable, the mission of White County Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. is to prevent domestic violence by:
Providing safe shelter to women and their children who are in abusive situations.
Offering encouragement, support, and options that allow victims of abuse to make informed decisions about their lives.
Working to enhance the self esteem of those we serve, and encouraging self determination by providing a respectful, supportive, and encouraging environment with positive role modeling.
Providing publice ducation on the dynamics of domestic violence and prevention.
Shari Edmunson, Chair
Dewey Shanks, Vice Chair, Treasurer
Dr. J. Dan Moore
Angie Skipper Simmons
Dr. Beth Wilson
White County Domestic Violence Prevention, Inc. P.O. Box 1196 Searcy, Arkansas 72143 Office: 501-278-5130 Hotline: 501-278-4673 email: email@example.com