Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, Community economic development
Community Development: General
Summary: DOVES provides support and assistance to adults over age 50, residing in Maricopa County , Arizona who have suffered from the effects of domestic abuse.
The Area Agency On Aging DOVES program serves senior adults age 50 and older who are victims of Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse. The residence provides individual units for each participant and enables them to stay for as long as two years while they heal. DOVES is located in a safe environment where residents can rebuild their shattered lives and gain the confidence and trust that enables them to function as interactive members of society. The Agency program includes food, mentoring, counseling, transportation when needed for appointments, and the opportunity to learn about community resources that will enhance their daily living experiences. Every effort is made to insure participant safety and security, as they regain their trust in others, and plan for a rewarding future. DOVES is an on going project that makes it possible for participants to live free from fear and share their recovery with others who need that relationship. DOVES also utilizes mobile advocacy for those who feel able to remain in their own homes, but need advice on how to decrease hostility in the home. They accomplish this by meeting with victims in a safe location like a library, where they can address problems, and learn how to minimalize them with advice from an Agency social worker. It takes time and patience to rebuild self-confidence, but the DOVES program is dedicated to making that effort available every day. The participants frequently go on to help others overcome abuse and find satisfaction in knowing that their recovery can impact others with similar problems.
Restrictions on privacy require that contact with participants is limited to staff and health personnel. Club members' contributions of hygiene products and reading materials will be sent to DOVES.
This project is "Signed". This means that the signatures from the club leadership have been collected. This project is now being reviewed by the district leadership for approval. Once a decision is made, the status of the project will be changed to "Approved".
Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.
Existing Contributions Towards This Project
Sun City (5495)
DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.
Project Supporting Documents
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Thank you for your application. We'll need your assistance with one thing before beginning the signature process. Please add your club president elect (president 23-24) to the distribution list. Normally I'd do that myself, but my spreadsheet shows Elizabeth's email for your PE, Barb Jones.
by Rebecca Wilks
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