Domestic Violence Safe Options Services, Inc. (DVSOS)
Mission, Vision, Values, and Shared Values Statements
- Mission Statement
DVSOS is committed to building a community that works together to serve and empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, human trafficking, and to the eradication of such acts of interpersonal violence. We will do this through the provisions of support services and community educational programs that challenge the traditional norms, beliefs and behaviors that may lead to violence and through open and honest communication including active listening and maintaining an open mind during discussion.
- Vision Statement
The vision of Domestic Violence Safe Options Services, Inc. is of a community where survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, and human trafficking will receive comprehensive and coordinated services, where such interpersonal violence is not tolerated. Violence Safe Options Services, Inc. is recognized as a strong and effective organization that serves as a leading advocate for the rights of survivors of interpersonal violence.
- Values Statement
Domestic Violence Safe Options Services, Inc. bases its work on the following fundamental beliefs:
- Violence in any form is not acceptable (zero – tolerance);
- Every individual has the basic right to live without fear for their personal safety;
- Every individual has the right to be treated with dignity and mutual respect;
- Every individual has the right to make their own choices;
- Every survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and/or human trafficking has the right to receive support services which are provided in a culturally sensitive manner and does not discriminate against issue of gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexuality;
- Every individual has the right to confidentiality of information, and
- That every individual is equal and deserve to be treated in a manner consistent with this belief.
- Shared Values Statement
We believe that survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking should not be blamed for their victimization.
- We are committed to the welfare of victims, survivors and their families, as well as others who participate in DVSOS programs and services;
- We will address both the expressed and unexpressed needs of participants from their perspectives;
- We will recognize the importance to address legal issues of program participants, and
- We will confront and address our own attitudes and values relevant to domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking.