Healing People Broken by Violence

Share the Love Food Drive

It’s the month of all things love! Having the ability to prepare a warm meal for your family, family dinner time, and the comforts a good meal brings makes us all feel loved, safe and protected. We like to extend that love to our clients by ensuring that their stay at the shelter includes access to […]

Amazon Shoppers, Help Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services

Who doesn’t shop at Amazon these days?! Their unlimited selection of home goods, electronics, baby gear, food, music, books – EVERYTHING, has us all doing online shopping when we are in need (or want) and can’t fit going out into our busy schedules. Amazon also helps nonprofit organizations through their AmazonSmile Foundation!  AmazonSmile is a […]


AUSTIN  Criminal Justice  “This program is all about passion for the job. Everyone who works at the facility wants to help people and make a change in someone’s life. This type of atmosphere is what sparked an interest and drew me to want to do an internship with the program. This type of work will […]

New Extended Office Hours!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We decided to start our new year off by extending our Main Office hours to better serve you! At our Main Office you can file for an Order of Protection, chat with an advocate about options and services, get legal advice, and receive counseling services. We are looking forward to serving and […]

Children & Domestic Violence – 19 Days of Activism Press Release

19 Days of Activism Fact: A child that you know is currently living in a violent home Many Children Who Live in Homes Where There is Domestic Violence Also Suffer from Abuse and Neglect   Every year, more than 3 million children witness domestic violence in their homes. Many of those children become a victim […]

Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services Board of Directors Hires New Executive Director for the Program

OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Dear Friends,  We are delighted to officially introduce and welcome our new Executive Director, Karen Lampert. BACKGROUND Ms Lampert brings to Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services over 18 years of nonprofit leadership, grant management, program management, and volunteer development. Karen recently relocated back to Tennessee after living and working […]

After 30+ years of leading our program, Deb Johnson retires

Last Wednesday, October 26th, our program and community got together to celebrate the retirement of our Founder and Executive Director, Deborah Johnson. In 1986, after President Regan signed the Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) into being, Deb Johnson applied for funding to create our program – Domestic Violence Program, Inc. Initially, she partnered with the […]

Color Rutherford County Purple!

October is domestic violence awareness month; show your support by wearing purple   Wednesday, October 26th, we are coloring Rutherford County purple in honor of the domestic violence victims and survivors in our community. Mark your calendars to wear your best purple to raise awareness for this social problem still affecting many families in our […]