Victims of Family Violence Association
Victims of Family Violence Association, the board of directors that oversee the operation of the Third Place Transition House, was formed in 1982 when a group of agency personnel noticed that many agencies were dealing in isolation with cases of domestic violence. To address the safety of women and children fleeing abuse and violence, the board sought the help of community members to open their homes to provide short term emergency shelter, and “safe homes” operated for six years. Over the next five years it became evident, that with the increasing numbers of abuse women, a more helpful system needed to be developed. The board began to lobby for the creation of a transition house and were able to open a shelter in our area in 1989. We are a non-profit organization and a registered charity in good standing.