Information for volunteers
Our annual online auction will be held in October to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is the largest fundraiser for DOVES where national, state and local businesses donate items and the highest bidders win. All proceeds go towards the survivors of domestic violence and their children. Visit Auctions
Shop and Share/ Annual
Shop & Share is a one-day community event where shoppers are asked to SHOP for what they need and SHARE an item that will be given to a local domestic violence program.
All Kroger stores throughout Kentucky participate, as well as select Food City, Super Dollar, and some locations of IGA and Save-A-Lot stores.
DOVES is honored to partner with dozens of students from all types of academias. Practicum students in the human service fields needing 100 or more hours are welcome to contact our Practicum supervisor, Andrea Gibson CSW, to set up an interview.
Only up to three practicums per semester will be chosen.
For community partners
Public Education & Training
DOVES advocates are available for any and all community partners who would like more training and information regarding domestic violence and our services. Agencies can contact us to request community education training onsite to employees or students.
Leaving an abusive relationship is a highly personal, individual decision, but all survivors benefit from having trusted people during this time. Since those experiencing abuse are often isolated by their abusers, it’s important to know how you can support survivors on the path to finding safety.
Our advocates are available 24/7 by phone to discuss your situation and help you identify ways to assist a loved one or client who may be experiencing domestic violence.
Give to DOVES
With your support and involvement, you can help us fight the pandemic of domestic violence. DOVES would love all community involvement in supporting those who are already fighting the stigma and repercussions of falling victim to this horrible act.
1 in 3 adult women
has experienced at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.
You Have Choices
How can you help us?
With your support and involvement in learning about warning signs of domestic violence you can help us fight this tragedy. DOVES would love all community involvement in supporting those who are already fighting the stigma and repercussions of falling victim to this horrible act. There are some things that you can do to help if you know someone who is in an abusive relationship or you suspect someone is being abused in the community.
Educate yourself on domestic violence and share what you learn with the person. Discuss the dynamics of domestic violence and how abuse is based on power and control. Explain that domestic violence is a crime, and that no one deserves to be threatened, hit or beaten.
Listen without judging. Tell the person that you are concerned about his/her safety and remind him/her that he/she is not alone. Acknowledge that it takes strength and courage to survive and trust someone enough to talk about the situation. Let the person make his/her own decisions and support him/ her, even if it means not being ready to leave the relationship.
Of resources in your community that offer services to victims, and refer that person to those resources.
Take action against domestic violence
Support local domestic violence centers with your money, time or resources. Raise public awareness in your community. Ask your legislators about pending domestic violence legislation. Hold batterers accountable in your community. Make domestic violence a workplace issue. Tell healthcare professionals to screen for domestic violence with their patients. Call the police if you see or hear an assault in progress. Make a personal commitment to educate others.