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    Our Mission

    Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County (DVRC) has been providing services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Saratoga County for 30 years. At DVRC we believe relationships should be safe. No one should be controlled by or afraid of someone they love. To that end, we help people escape relationship abuse and restart their life. In addition, we work with communities to help end relationship and sexual abuse.

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    Rape or Regret—You be the Jury

    On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at 6 PM, there will be a free showing of the video “Rape or Regret? A Jury’s Dilemma,” at the Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs.  This locally produced film shows, clearly and realistically, how teenage sexual assault can happen.  Following the showing, the staff from Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County will facilitate a discussion with audience members.  The viewing is open to the public and free of charge.  Pertaining to a mature subject matter, adults, youth 13 and older, and their parents are encouraged to attend.

    “Rape or Regret” was produced by the Ballston Area Community Allies to be used as an educational tool to help students better understand sexual assault and learn some prevention strategies. Viewers hear testimony of Tonya (the complainant), Ryan (the defendant), their attorneys, and many witnesses as the case unfolds. Feedback from recent viewers: “it was very realistic” and “I liked how it took a situation that could very easily happen to kids our age and showed a very real consequence”.

    DVRC is facilitating the viewing as part of the 2014 “Humanitarian Games” program developed by Youth2, which launched on April 1st.

     

    What We Do

    • Crisis Intervention

      Our 24/7 hotline and victim services offer help to domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Learn More >>
    • Support Services

      Our comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault include our 24/7 phone hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, sexual assault forensic exams, case management and more. Learn More >>
    • Community Education & Prevention

      DVRC and the Ballston Area Community Allies offer a variety of support and educational groups for women, teens and children. Learn more >>

    Success Stories

    • "DVRC has helped Saratoga County for decades, providing essential services to our community."
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    • "Hope and power was my first introduction to DVRC. I left my abused in the 90's and I felt sad in the beginning knowing I could've come here sooner. But now, I feel more empowered as a woman. I have a real sad story but I don't have to be sad anymore." 
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    • "Every debt from my marriage fell on my shoulders, and I went bankrupt years ago. But now, thanks to Hope and Power, I bought my first car - a cherry red convertible. Hope and power gave me the knowledge to check my credit and the confidence to call about a car loan. It's all thanks to Hope and Power."
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    • "I never though I could be in a DV situation, but never say never. Now, I've won the Soroptimist scholarship and I can go to school for nursing."
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    • "As a result of this class, I plan to go back to school. I want to better my life and my children's."
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    • "I feel so much stronger and connected. People in my outside life say I look better. I feel less powerless and know that I have more choices now."
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