Domestic Violence Program

Don’t keep the secret.  Talk About It.

Services can be provided through telephone calls, walk-ins or referrals.
Call our hotline.
(901) 272-2221

Greta Webber, Program Manager
Tennessee Public Chapter 36-3-619

The purpose of CAAP is to provide vocational, therapeutic services and support to economically disadvantaged persons 18 and older unemployed,
under-educated members of the community who have been victims of domestic violence.

The program

provides crisis intervention and therapeutic treatment through the counseling process and advocacy for adult victims of domestic violence from the initial crisis line.  CAAP’s objective is to empower victims of domestic violence within the Memphis/Shelby County area.

If

you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence.If you can answer yes to any of these questions, you may be a victim of domestic violence.

Does the person you love. . .

Keep track of all your time?
Accuse you of being unfaithful?
Discourage relationships with family and friends?
Prevent you from working or going to school?
Criticize or humiliate you?
Anger easily when drinking?
Hit, slap or punch you or your children?
Threaten you with a weapon or gun?
Force you to have sex against your will?

Our Domestic Violence Program provides the following services. . .

Crisis Line

CAAP provides a 24-hour crisis line, 7 days a week, to offer crisis counseling, services, information and referrals.

Counseling Therapy

CAAP provides a 24-hour crisis line, 7 days a week, to offer crisis counseling, services, information and referrals.

Court Advocacy

CAAP provides a personal and legal advocate to walk victims through the legal process and accompany them to court.

Referrals

CAAP provides avenues for educational, vocational rehabilitation, shelter and employment services.

Transportation

Transportation is provided for needed services to the victims of domestic abuse.

Children of Abused Parents

Because we recognize children as secondary victims of domestic violence, CAAP provides specific therapeutic programs for Children of Abused Parents.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you have the following rights:

  • You may file a criminal complaint with the district Attorney General (D.A.)
  • You may request a protective order which may include:
  • An order preventing the abuser from committing further abuse.
  • An order requiring the abuser to leave your household.
  • An order preventing the abuser from harassing you or contacting you.
  • An order giving you or the other parent custody of or visitation with your minor child or children.
  • An order requiring the abuser to pay money to support you and the minor children if the abuser has legal obligation to do so; and
  • An order preventing the abuser from stalking you.
If you need help
Please call our hotline.
(901) 272-2221