WELCOME & AFFIRMATION
Hope, healing, safety, social change.
Working together to end domestic and partner violence.
A community unified in peace, justice, and equity, for the safety and well-being of every individual.
STATEMENT OF AFFIRMATION & WELCOME
DOVE welcomes refugee and immigrant survivors both documented and undocumented; people with disabilities; people who are D/deaf or hard of hearing; BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color); LGB, Queer, Trans, and Non-Binary individuals; people of all religion and faith beliefs; and individuals whose first language is not English. DOVE welcomes people of all identities, including those not named.
Anti-oppression. We understand that domestic and sexual violence are rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and economic oppression. We engage in efforts to dismantle these systems at all levels as we work toward liberation.
Being bold and taking risks. Inspired by survivors, we strive to be courageous in taking action with and for survivors, staff, and community.
Connection. We value building authentic relationships with each other and being in solidarity with survivors and community partners.
Culture of learning and growth. Together we learn, grow, and inspire one another to create a more just and equitable world free of violence.
Empowerment. Through collaboration and mutual respect, we promote self-determination and lift up our communities' voices.
Integrity. We are committed to our mission, vision, and values, and embrace a culture of accountability when we act outside of them.