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Mission Statement

Incourage ~ Supporting victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. DVC Mission Statement: To provide crisis intervention, shelter and supportive services for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, with a commitment to safety, respect and promoting self-determination.

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The Domestic Violence Center offers free of charge shelter to any person fleeing a dangerous situation in Manitowoc County. All of our services are confidential with a victims rights and protection of privacy as the utmost priority.

The Sexual Assault Victims Services, or SAVS is a program with the Domestic Violence Center. SAVS provides free and confidential services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to victims of sexual assault and their families.

Individualized Support Services: Non-judgmental, supportive listening to survivors in person or on the Hotline. Survivors face many obstacles after a sexual assault, and staff and trained volunteers can tailor support to their individual needs. Advocates provide information and referrals to various community agencies.

Legal Advocacy: Support during the initial interview with law enforcement and throughout the criminal justice process. Advocates can also assist a victim with filing a restraining order.

Medical Advocacy: Accompanyment during medical procedures and evidence collection at the hospital.

Did you know?

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.

80% of victims are under 21.

Over 90% of sexual assaults are committed by someone the victim knows.


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