The Dove Center, our Women’s Division, is a residential program for female victims of domestic violence and their children.learn more
The Dove Center, our Women’s Division, is a residential program for female victims of domestic violence and their children. We provide a safe place where women can find healing and regain their independence. Our goal with this program is to empower the women to become self-sufficient, as we share the hope of Jesus Christ. Residents gain self-esteem, life skills, Biblical knowledge and learn to recognize the cycle of violence. Most importantly, they find healing and the strength to move forward.
Our program is designed as a three phase program and requires a six month commitment from anyone entering the program.
Phase I – The Foundation for Positive Change (30 days)
The goal of Phase I is to establish a safe environment for victims and their children. The Dove Center staff aids the resident in gaining back her identity which is often lost due to the effects of abuse. Residents participate in daily therapy, attend counseling and group sessions, learn life skills, attend Celebrate Recovery and Bible study.
Phase II – Pattern Changing for Abused Women (4 months)
In addition to building on the therapy assignments and sessions described above, Phase II curriculum is based on the theme of breaking the cycle of violence through intense therapy and classes. This phase is in depth and intense weekly therapy designed to build self-esteem and learn the dynamics of healthy relationships. Clients learn boundary setting and assertiveness technique skills which enable them to form their own identity.
Phase III – A New Beginning (30 days)
The final stage of the process focuses on making the successful effort to gain and maintain outside employment and obtain housing beyond Rescue Mission of Middle Georgia. Residents complete the program when they have fully returned to society.
“Since entering the Dove Center program I have gained a peace and comfort that I have never known before. I have gained self-respect, pride and dignity. I now have a life that can be lived without abuse, drugs and alcohol. I am so grateful to be a part of such a blessed place. Because of Jesus and the Macon Rescue Mission I finally have my life back and I now live for Jesus.”
-Sonya, program graduate