The purpose of this project was to follow the lead of successful home based advocacy approaches in the country and offer home based domestic and sexual violence advocacy services in Vermont’s most rural regions. The project hoped to address two situations: diminished access to longer term, survivor centered, culturally competent advocacy services for rural families surviving domestic and/or sexual violence; and, most uniquely, strengthening the often undermined relationships between primary caregivers (mostly mothers) and their children in these families.
Progress towards program goals and objectives are evaluated using an empowerment evaluation method. An independent, outside evaluator was contracted to help design and implement the evaluation in collaboration with the shelter-based advocates. Thus, the evaluation is both objective and involves substantial participation from the community-based partners.
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