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2017 – 2018 Achievements

Shelter Services

  • 499 victims of domestic violence and sexual assault were provided safe shelter, 202 women, 27 men and 171 Children, with a total bed night count of 17,495.
  • 5,500 hours of case management were provided to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to support and encourage safe and healthy independent living.
  • 5,434 hotline calls were received by our crisis line.
  • Our Shelter Food Preparation Worker prepared and served 14,148 meals to shelter residents.
  • 284 victims of domestic violence were turned away due to shelter reaching capacity.
  • 58 families and individuals transition into their own home with the assistance of our Aftercare Program.

 

Domestic Violence Advocacy Program

  • This program served 985 individuals with various types of victim advocacy assistance.
  • Advocates provided 452 on scene and Lethality Assessment Protocol responses at hospitals, police departments, victim’s homes and by phone.
  • 226 individuals were served in filing an order of protection with the courts.
  • Advocates attended 951 hours of court to accompany victims requesting protective orders.
  • This year we have received 461 lethality assessment screens from law enforcement officers. We are now partnered in this program with Weber County Sherriff’s Office, Ogden City Police Department, Roy City Police Department, Riverdale Police Department, Harrisville Police Department, North Ogden City Policy Department, and our newest addition is the Utah Transit Authority.

 

Rape Recovery Program

  • 306 rape and sexual assault victims were provided advocacy and case management.
  • Advocates provided 299 on scene and crisis intervention responses. These took place on the phone or at hospitals, police departments and the forensic exams center.
  • 49 psycho-educational therapeutic support groups reinforcing positive live skills and healing techniques were provided.
  • 872 hours of free therapy were provided to all rape and sexual assault victims.

 

Education & Outreach

  • This year we have served 524 people who have walking into our center seeking crisis intervention, resources and assistance.
  • 177 individuals entered our outreach program for case management and domestic violence classes.
  • Both sheltered and non-sheltered victims of domestic violence attended 137 domestic violence education groups, with a total attendance of 895. Groups included: two women’s domestic violence support groups, one men’s domestic violence support group, a Spanish domestic violence support group, and a Spanish parenting class.
  • Our Child Advocate provided 43 psycho educational groups to children who have been exposed to domestic violence with 244 in attendance.
  • Our Open Gym After School Program provided 123 hours for children between the ages of 6 – 12 to play, learn and get assistance with homework. This year our child advocate has been successful providing Open Gym during summer hours.
  • Our Sexual Assault Prevention Specialist provided 53 presentations to youth regarding healthy relationships with a total attendance of 1,738. Presentations were provided in high schools, middle schools, faith organizations, and community youth organizations. In February 2018, Youth For Change teen prevention classes began being held at YCC. 25 youth have participated in this new program.

 

Awareness

  • The In commemoration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month the Sixth Annual YCC Walk Against Sexual Assault was held April 21, 2018 at the Big D Sports Park Pavilion and included a two mile walk on the lovely Ogden Parkway. There were 168 people in attendance. Awards for excellence were given to three individuals who provided services to victims of rape/sexual assault and excelled in providing those services. Receiving the awards were Northern Utah Forensic Nurse Jackie Mitchell, Weber County Detective Alisha Freestone and North Ogden Patrol Officer Ryan Watkins. Speakers included DVVAP Manager Melissa Wayment, Rape Recovery Coordinator Terrie Stephenson and Case Manager Marie Broadhead. Safety Activities for children were provided by YCC Child Advocate Brent Hinsely and a musical performance was provided by Kathi Deem. A raffle was held with prizes donated by community businesses. All raffle proceeds go back to the YCC Rape Recovery Program. Victims of sexual assault and rape who attended The Walk Against Sexual Assault later expressed feeling validated in their healing process by the support of their community at this event.

 

  • YCC’s 20th annual Footsteps to Light was held on Friday October 20, 2017. This event was successful due to the partnership with Weber Morgan Domestic Violence Coalition and amazing support from the community and partnering agencies. The evening started off with sign making, a balloon launch and a march around the neighboring community led by the talented Ben Lomond Bagpipers.  This year’s program started off with remarks from Marcia White, Chair of the Ogden City Council, who spoke to the audience about resilience and the ability of people to overcome obstacles and live their best life possible. Lt Tim Scott and his wife, Wendy Scott were recognized as Volunteers Of The Year for their work in the YCC crisis center on weekends and also due to their reputation as people in this community who go above and beyond to make an impactful change on individuals impacted by family violence.   Detective Bruce Gaertner was one of the speakers at the event, who highlighted the growth, healing and accomplishments of Pam Hachmeister, who was honored as Survivor of the Year.  The evening concluded with a presentation honoring the 22 adults and 5 children who lost their lives in 2016 due to domestic violence. We want to thank the Soroptomists of Northern Utah, Weber State University, Law Enforcement, and all members of the Weber Morgan Domestic Violence Coalition and YCC who put in so much time and resources to make this possible.

 

  • Advocates in the DVVAP partnered with Ogden PD SVU detectives to bring domestic violence specific training to all patrol officers working in the community of Ogden. In order to reach all first responders, the training took place at 7 different briefings at a variety of times during the week. Due to the success of this pilot program, advocates plan to expand this training opportunity and offer it to all departments in Weber/Morgan County during the next year.