The mission of the Family Life Center is to provide comprehensive services to the victims of domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault/abuse, with special attention to each client's individual needs without regard to the individual's race, color, sexual preference, religion of belief.
ALL SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
An advocate can provide clients with information on housing, job searches, and educational programs in the community. Referrals for basic needs can also be offered to domestic violence/sexual assault survivors.
The Family Life Center provides a safe and confidential shelter for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault and their children.
Police response advocacy
An advocate is called on when the police respond to a domestic violence/sexual assault situation. After the abuser has been taken into custody, the advocate will help the victim with resources and coping with their trauma during their emergency situation.
A trained advocate can assist domestic violence/sexual assault victims in both District and Municipal court. The advocate can walk you through the court process, help with filing for "PFA" or "PFS" protection orders, assist with Crime victim's compensation, and safety planning.
A trained advocate will be present to support victims of sexual assault through the examination, court proceedings, and further recovery.
Teen dating violence prevention
In Their Shoes is an interactive role playing activity presented to youth and professionals whom work closely with youth. The activity opens conversations and raises awareness about dating violence along with red flags of unhealthy relationships.
Child Safety & Prevention
Safer Smarter Kids (Lauren's Kids) teaches children traditional safe touch and stranger danger, but also goes further to teach children the safety tools on how to effectively use their voice, what their personal boundaries are, and how to share with their trusted adults to get help they need when inappropriate behavior starts.
We offer programs to educate community agencies, organizations, educational institutions, churches, medical and health care providers, law enforcement professionals, and other allied professionals and youth-serving organizations about domestic and sexual violence. Programs are free of charge and including information on the following:
The dynamics of domestic violence
Services available to victims and their families
How to support friends and family in a crisis
Lethality assessments and determining the aggressor
The impact if domestic violence on the general public and victims' family
Ways for communities to hold offenders accountable
BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS ADVOCATE
An advocate is available to meet on campus every Tuesday from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (as needed) on the main Campus in El Dorado in the student union for students to have free and confidential services provided to them if they have witnessed or experience abuse, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, and dating violence.