First, I want to commend Nancy Weasner, Colleen McCoy and Jenna Linskens for their courage in speaking out on domestic violence in a recent edition of the Waupaca County Post.
Each spoke of aspects of domestic violence that reflect the danger, the complexity and challenges survivors experience.
Abusers can be charismatic, making it difficult for those outside the home to accept they might be capable of these controlling and abusive behaviors.
While we all find refuge in our homes, those effected by domestic violence live fearfully.
CAP Services has provided local services designed to support those effected by domestic violence since 1980.
These include supportive counseling, assistance with restraining orders, support groups for women and their children and linkages to other resources and a safe place to stay when needed.
CAP also offers three apartments in Waupaca County for survivors who choose to live separately from their abuser.
Members of the community can learn more or access these services by visiting CAP’s office at 101 Tower Road in Waupaca or calling 715-258-9575, ext. 201.
CAP’s Family Crisis Center, located in Stevens Point, is one of those safe places to stay.
Last year, the Center experienced record numbers of those needing safe shelter, an average of 13 people staying there every night of the year. The Center recently remodeled its kitchen and enhanced playground security to best meet the needs of those who stay there.
To learn more, call 800-472-3377, 24/7.
Domestic violence is hard to talk about; again we recognize the courage it takes to speak out and to reach out for help for oneself, a friend or family.
CAP Services President, CEO