Albion Fellows Bacon Center Case Study

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I was fortunate enough to complete a three-hundred-hour internship with Albion Fellows Bacon Center. Albion is a non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent domestic and sexual violence while striving to empower victims through advocacy, support services, education, and collaborative partnerships. The agency provides services 24 hours a day to the following eleven counties in southern Indiana: Crawford, Dubois, Gibson, Harrison, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick. The agency is named after a prominent Evansville woman who committed her life to improving living and working conditions for women, children, and the poor. Albion Fellows Bacon Center opened its doors in October 1981. The original shelter provided housing for a maximum of 27 individuals with six bedrooms and two bathrooms. The shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline were the only services provided to seven counties which were staffed by volunteers. …show more content…

Albion operates a 24-hour domestic and sexual violence crisis hotline staffed by trained advocates who provide emotional support, safety planning, and referrals. Through community education outreach, Albion Fellows Bacon Center presents to groups like schools, civic organizations, businesses, and churches. The presentations can be informational regarding the services provided by the agency or more educational in nature. The educational presentations can explain the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual assault, date rape drugs, teen dating violence, and bystander intervention. While Albion 's legal advocates are not attorneys, they provide emotional support, answer questions about individuals ' rights and options, and help clients navigate the Criminal and Civil Justice

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