Why do people come to CARES? What does CARES do? Understanding is the first step toward a new beginning.
What constitutes abuse?
Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors including physical, sexual, and emotional attacks.
Abuse occurs in the form of actions or threats meant to control another person - and it includes any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, hurt, humiliate, blame, injure or wound someone.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It affects people of all backgrounds and education levels. And it can happen to those who are married, living together or simply dating.
What to bring to the shelter?
- Valid photo ID.
- Background checks are required for shelter, financial and travel assistance. Shelter staff can provide the necessary paperwork and instructions. If you can’t get this in advance, we will do our best to work with you. The Petersburg Police Department is located at 37 East Tabb Street, Petersburg, VA 23803.
- A 14- day supply of medication, if needed. If this isn’t possible, we can help you replace these items.