Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victim Outreach Center (CADV/VOC) provides safe shelter and advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence. CADV/VOC promotes principles that educate, empower and support those experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault. Through community education and prevention programs, we strive to eliminate the negative effects and incidents of domestic and sexual violence.
Citizens Against Domestic Violence/Victim Outreach Center (CADV/VOC) is a grassroots organization that was started in 1985 by a group of concerned citizens. CADV/VOC received non-profit status in 1985 and became a member of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic Violence, now Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. CADV/VOC operated a 24-hour crisis line and referral services on a volunteer basis until the late 1980’s when a grant was received through Victims of Crime Act funds. These funds provided the ability for the organization to hire a director of services and to increase services to include: safe homes, court advocacy, support groups, and assistance with emergency items. In 1994, CADV/VOC purchased a permanent shelter facility with a total bedspace capacity of 22 beds. CADV/VOC resides in this facility today. In this year, CADV/VOC also hired a Volunteer Coordinator to recruit volunteers and maintain and active volunteer corps. Throughout the years, CADV/VOC has grown into an invaluable asset to the Lake of the Ozarks community. CADV/VOC primarily serves Camden, Miller, and Morgan Counties, with secondary services being offered in outlying counties. CADV/VOC has established working relationships, with Law Enforcement, Prosecutorial Services, social service agencies, the local hospital, schools, and churches in all three counties.
Throughout its history, CADV/VOC has become a cornerstone of victim services in our community. We have become more financially secure and face smaller shortfalls each and every year. CADV/VOC has been able to sustain the same level of quality services through many years, and has taken measures to ensure that we will continue to do so. CADV/VOC has an active Board of Directors that oversees the operation of the facility. All members are volunteers and are active in the community. Many of the Board members have also dealt with issues of family violence in their everyday lives, for example we have three Chiefs of Police as members.
CADV/VOC has an Executive Director, Legal Programs Coordinator, Outreach Supervisor, Case Manager, and four Residential Advocates (2-full time and 2-part time).
- Year established:1985
- Organization type:Grantseeker
- Country of registration:United States
- Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
- IRS Section:501(c)(3)
- IRS Subsection:None
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- Human Services:High
- Public Benefit, Society Benefit:High
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