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Domestic Violence Services
Peace River Center’s Domestic Violence Program provides free, confidential services for individuals affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking crimes, their family members and friends in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties.
Domestic violence is a pattern of controlling behaviors— violence or threats of violence—that one person uses to establish power over an intimate partner in order to control that partner’s actions and activities.
- Emergency shelter
- 24-hour hotline
- Assessment of children
- Direct Services information and referral
- Services management
- Community education
- Professional training
- Safety planning
- Survivor support groups
- Courthouse advocacy
- Assistance with Victim’s Compensation Claims
Rape Recovery Services
Peace River Center’s Rape Recovery Program is dedicated to reaching out to communities in Polk, Hardee, and Highlands counties to identify risk factors that might make a person more vulnerable to sexual assault. We build relationships with community partners and clients with the goal of developing prevention activities that will increase awareness and help to create a safer community and society.
We gladly welcome donations. Our programs thrive because of community support and donations. All donations can be delivered to Peace River Center Victim Services located at 1860 South Crystal Lake Drive, Lakeland FL 33801. Please call (863) 413-2708 with any questions.