DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
You do not have to be a resident of HOPE Place to take advantage of any of these services. CSNA services are free of charge to anyone who needs them.
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE THROUGH HELPline
You can reach HOPE Place 24 hours a day by just calling (256) 716-1000 in the Huntsville, Decatur, and Athens Alabama areas or toll free 1-800-691-8426 in Alabama. In addition to domestic violence, HELPline counselors are trained to respond to many other concerns such as stress, depression, loneliness, suicide, relationship issues, and sexual assault.
FORENSIC NURSE EXAMINER (FNE)
The FNE provides 24 hour, comprehensive, forensic medical examinations with evidence collection and documentation for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, or child physical abuse as requested or needed. FNE nurses can give expert testimony of the forensic examination in the event the case went to trial.
When you call HOPE Place, a court advocate can be provided. Court advocacy is available to victims of domestic violence in all counties that Crisis Services covers: Jackson, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan, whether you are in shelter or not. A court advocate can assist you with court proceedings related to your abuse--such as filing for an Order of Protection--and help you understand your rights.
COUNSELING AND SUPPORT GROUPS
HOPE Place has several counseling and support groups in place. While in shelter, HOPE Place provides group and individual counseling. For nonshelter clients, HOPE Place provides support groups for women affected by physical, mental, and emotional abuse. Services for children are also available.
Call HELPline for more information.
HOPE Place provides Case Management for individual victims of domestic violence. We can assist with developing safety plans, guidance through the legal system, referrals to other social services in the community, as well as helping to obtain basic personal items needed in your time of transition.
HOPE Place provides a safe, temporary shelter in a confidential location where you and your children can stay. Crisis Services operates two safe houses that are provided free of charge and provide security away from the abuser.
INFORMATION & REFERRAL
HOPE Place can provide you with information you need about domestic violence and our services and refer you to local community resources that may also be of help to you. Crisis Services can also provide speakers to talk to your group about domestic violence and a variety of other topics. Call HELPline at (256) 716-1000 in the Huntsville, Decatur, and Athens Alabama areas, or toll free 1-800-691-8426 in Alabama.