D.A.R.T. provides crisis intervention, shelter, free and confidential counseling for children and adults, and a children’s program for young people who have experienced or witnessed abuse at home. D.AR.T. also has a legal advocate who assists victims in filing protective orders and understanding their legal rights.
Since D.A.R.T. was founded in 1994, it has grown from two employees to twenty-one. Its service area has grown to include seven parishes (Lincoln, Jackson, Union, Claiborne, Bienville, Winn and Grant), with each parish having a D.A.R.T. office and a rural advocate.
D.A.R.T. has been recognized at a state level as a model of a community-based, grassroots effort to recognize a serious problem and join forces to combat it.
One of the most stirring events of the year is a Candlelight Vigil. At this ceremony, names of actual residents from one of the seven parishes served by D.A.R.T., whose life was ripped from their families and communities by domestic violence is read aloud, and there is a moment of silence to remember these men, women and children who were murdered by a loved one.
D.A.R.T. continues to hold these vigils each year, as a reminder to everyone that domestic violence does not just damage lives – it takes them.
PLEASE JOIN US for the Winn Parish Candlight Vigil November 2, 2021, @ 6:30 pm at Winnfield 1st Assembly of God
5693 U.S. 167, Winnfield, LA.
You can also join us via Zoom
Meeting ID: 82919481551
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