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We provide empowerment based survivor focused services to survivors of domestic violence and their children. All services are free and confidential.

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Statewide Hotline 1-800-500-1119

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Welcome To The Domestic Abuse Council

Our mission is to provide quality trauma-informed, empowerment- based services to survivors of domestic violence while working with community partners to ensure safety and justice for all survivors and their children.

Our Values
    • We believe that healthy families and relationships create a stronger community.
    • We respect and honor each survivor’s path and encourage individual strengths through empowerment.
    • We strive to create an atmosphere where survivor's voices are heard and responded to appropriately.
    • We value diversity and embrace each individual's experience while providing culturally responsive services.
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Safety Tips

Your safety and the safety of your children and pets is very important.  You can find tips on how to be safe by clicking this link:

We are also available to meet with you to assist you with safety planning or you can call or text our 24-hour hotline (386-255-2102) to create a personalized safety plan with an advocate. 


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The presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increases the risk of homicide for women by 500%
30 - 60%
of perpetrators of intimate partner violence also abuse children in the household
12 Million
the number of people each year affected by intimate partner violence alone
of pet-owning women entering shelter report the perpetrator injured, maimed, killed or threatened their pet for revenge or psychological control.
News & Events
Kirsten Pindar is the Chief Executive Officer of the Domestic Abuse Council where she works with Survivors of Domestic Violence in Volusia County.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
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I have more faith that I can make it on my own. I've been truly empowered by the women here.
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