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Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence records

 Collection
Identifier: W098

Scope and Content of the Collection

The records, 1995-2010, of the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence are comprised of newsletters, annual reports, news clippings, event invitations, programs and photographs, and an apron. Photographs have been identified. The records are arranged chronologically.

Dates

  • 1995-2010

Creator

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Conditions Governing Use and Reproduction

To quote in print, or otherwise reproduce in whole or in part in any publication, including on the Worldwide Web, any material from this collection, the researcher must obtain permission from (1) the owner of the physical property and (2) the holder of the copyright. Persons wishing to quote from this collection should consult the reference archivist to determine copyright holders for information in this collection. Reproduction of any item must contain the complete citation to the original. All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Historical Note

In June of 1985, Commissioner Sherry Schulman established the DeKalb County Task Force on Domestic Violence. Its goals were to: investigate the scope of the problems associated with domestic violence in DeKalb County; identify available resources, and determine the need for additional resources to serve victims of domestic violence; and prepare a report for the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners that would include recommendations for action.

After several months of study, the Task Force determined a need for additional resources, system changes, and a greater emphasis on community education. In the fall of 1986, the Women's Resource Center was created, spurred by $10,000 in funding from the county. It was started in a single room at the Equal Opportunity Services building with one part-time advocate who led support groups. Members of the Task Force volunteered child care services until someone could be hired.

In early 1987, the Center opened its first safehouse. Today, the WRC's Safehouse Program provides temporary housing for women and children at a secure and confidential location. The program is designed to help those who reside at the safehouse to reclaim their personal strengths, work toward their goals for the future, and transition into a safe and stable living situation.

Other services include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, consultations with volunteer lawyers, and advocacy services for families, children and youth. It also provides educational programs in schools and the community. WRC helps families who require supervised visitation by providing a safe environment at Nia's Place. WRC's Making Change program assists women who have experienced financial abuse or poverty to become engaged with their finances, and to build mental, physical, spiritual and financial stability.

Extent

0.83 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract:

Formed in 1985, the Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence works through multiple avenues to combat domestic violence in DeKalb County. The records (1995-2010) are comprised of newsletters, annual reports, news clippings, event invitations, programs and photographs, and an apron.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, courtesy of Shakila Williams, April 2011.

Processing Information

Processed by Morna Gerrard at the file level, 2012.
Title
Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence:
Subtitle
A Guide to Its Records at Georgia State University Library
Status
Completed
Author
Morna Gerrard
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Revision Statements

  • February 2016: EAD revised by Hal Hansen.

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
100 Decatur St., S.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404-413-2880
404-413-2881 (Fax)