Title: Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center (SPARC) History and Documents
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Title: Sexual and Physical Abuse Resource Center (SPARC) History and Documents
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Creator: SPARC
Publisher: SPARC
Publication Date: 1996-97
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Bibliographic ID: UF00077458
Volume ID: VID00028
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FINANCIAL INFORMATION


FUNDING


HRS
FEDERAL FAMILY VIOLENCE
UNITED WAY OF ALACHUA
UNITED WAY OF PUTNAM
ALACHUA COUNTY
VOCA
SHIP
HOME


$138,713
$ 26,517
$ 87,500
$ 2,500
$ 15,000
$ 49,483
$ 40,000
$ 63,538


ADMINISTRATIVE & SERVICE COSTS


PERSONNEL
TRAVEL
SPACE
POSTAGE
TELEPHONE
UTILITIES
CLIENT EXPENSES
PRINTING & SUPPLIES
OTHER


$417,761
$ 10,503
$ 14,400
$ 4,000
$ 16,109
$ 16,245
$ 22,324
$ 35,850
$120,747


PLEASE NOTE: OTHER INCLUDES ADVERTISING, INSURANCE,
ANNUAL AUDIT, CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, GROUNDS MAINTENANCE,
PEST CONTROL, SHELTER REPAIRS, SHELTER EQUIPMENT, ETC.












TOTAL BUDGET SUMMARY
For Proposed DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Project From 7/96 to 6/97


COST CATEGORY


(A)

TOTAL
AMOUNT


(B) (C)
MLTF FFV
FEES FUNDING
AMOUNT AMOUNT


(D)
GOV'S
TRAIN


(E) (F)
St Alachua
Francis County


(G) (H) (I)
VOCA FEMA COPS


(J) (K)
SHIP CDBG
Transi
House


(L) (M)
CDBG
Repair Other


1. Personnel 468,003 154,577 25,730 25,838 2,186 12,310 54,842 0 60,512 0 37,357 0 94,651

2. Travel 10,503 950 0 1,056 0 0 2,610 0 0 0 0 0 5,887

,3. Building Space 23,096 14,996 0 0 0 0 1,890 0 0 0 0 0 6,210

..4. Communication 36,354 5,500 1,000 3,500 0 2,690 687 0 0 0 6,108 0 16,869
& Utilities
5. Printing & Sply 58,174 2,990 6,595 3,000 0 0 240 1,708 0 0 25,424 0 18,217

6. Equipment 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

7. Other 123,747 6,237 6,449 3,300 0 0 1,585 0 1,700 40,000 10,850 30,000 23,626

8. Total 719,877 185,250 39,774 36,694 2,186 15,000 61,854 1,708 62,212 40,000 79,739 30,000 165,460

9. Less Program Income
Including Client
Contributions 15,701 300 15,401

10. Net costs 704,176 184,950 39,774 36,694 2,186 15,000 61,854 1,708 62,212 40,000 64,338 30,000 165,460

11. Less Local Match
(cash in-kind) 72,665 46,237 13,257 12,371 800

12. Grant Amount Requested

631,511 138,713 26,517 36,694 2,186 15,000 49,483 1,708 62,212 40,000 63,538 30,000 165,460
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STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE

PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER

FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL:_ REVISED X

SERVICE: COUNSELING




WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide individual, group and family counseling to 3000 individuals, residing in the
shelter, as well as to individuals in the community. Individuals residing in the shelter may
request and receive services from shelter counselors, from other trained shelter staff
members, as well as from trained volunteers, 24 hours per day, seven days a week.


HOW: Shelter counselors provide weekly group counseling sessions, as well as
individual counseling on an "as needed basis" for shelter residents. In
addition, shelter counselors, other trained shelter staff members, practicum
students and interns, and trained volunteers are available 24 hours per day,
seven days a week to provide counseling for residents, as well as for
individuals calling the SPARC hotline.

WHEN: Counseling groups meet weekly at the shelter; one out-of-shelter support
group meets Monday evening at a local church and a daytime support group,
arranged in coordination with the State Attorney's office, meets every
Thursday at noon. Scheduled individual and family appointments are
arranged at the shelter on an "as needed" basis. Individual and family
counseling at the shelter, can take place immediately in times of crisis.
Finally, crisis counseling is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week
through the hotline.

WHERE: See above group, individual and family counseling takes place at the shelter.
Crisis counseling takes place through the hotline. Support groups meet
weekly out of the shelter.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Clients will be provided with therapeutic support which will assist
them with breaking the cycle of violence. If amelioration of family violence is not possible,
counseling services will assist victims with their plans for escaping the situation.










ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 3000 UNITS: 3000


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1 Advertise counseling services
through the media as well as
through community education
programs.

STEP 2 Assign shelter clients to
primary counselor/case
manager to ensure counseling
needs are being met.

STEP 3 Offer ongoing support groups
at the shelter and out of the
shelter.

STEP 4 Provide training to staff and
volunteers, relative to crisis
counseling via the hotline.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed



Ongoing and completed










STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: EMERGENCY SHELTER


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide emergency shelter service to an estimated 350 unduplicated individuals, who
are victims of domestic violence and are the children of victims of domestic violence.


HOW: A thirty bed emergency shelter facility will be staffed 24 hours a day,
seven days per week, by volunteers and SPARC staff. Residents will be
provided with emergency food, clothing, personal items and
transportation.

WHEN: The shelter is available to female victims of domestic violence 24 hours per
day, seven days per week.

WHERE: The shelter location is kept confidential to ensure the safety of individuals
who seek refuge.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Female victims of domestic violence and their children will be
provided with a safe shelter from such violence. While at the shelter, they will be provided
with emergency food, clothing, personal items and transportation, until such time as they
are able to provide such necessities for themselves.












ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 350 UNITS: 2400


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1: Advertise shelter
availability throughthe media,
as well as through education
programs.

STEP 2: Staff and trained
volunteers will screen for
appropriateness, via
the hotline, requests for
shelter admission. If a woman/
family meets the criteria, she will
be met at a neutral location and
transported to the shelter.

STEP 3: Secure via donations
and grant funding, food,clothing,
and personal items to be provided
to shelter residents.

STEP 4: Advertise through the
media, as well as through education
programs, for volunteers to provide
shelter supervision.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed








Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE

PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER

FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 -1997 ORIGINAL: REVISED: X

SERVICE: COMMUNITY EDUCATION


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To increase public awareness regarding the prevalence and the dynamics of domestic
violence by providing thirty presentations via television and radio programs, booths at
public activities and speaking engagements at community functions.


HOW: Speaker's Bureau consisting of SPARC personnel and trained volunteers will
be maintained. The Speaker's Bureau will respond to requests for speakers,
which come directly from community organizations. In addition, the
Executive Director, with the assistance of staff and volunteers, will identify
organizations, to be contacted directly by telephone or mail relative to the
availability of such training.

WHEN: Public education will occur as requested throughout the year. It is
anticipated, that requests for speakers will be higher during the school year,
due to requests for speakers, at the University and the Community College.
Direct contact initiated by SPARC employees and volunteers will occur
throughout the year.

WHERE; Speakers will be provided throughout the SPARC catchment area at the site
so requested by the target audience.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Members of the public will become aware of the problems
encountered by victims of domestic violence and their family members, thereby sensitizing
them to the plight of such victims. As a result, victims will be treated with more
compassion and understanding by the public. The public will also become more aware of
the services available to victims and will be able to provide information and referral
services as they encounter victims through their own activities. Victims of domestic
violence, who are members of the audience at such speaking engagements will be provided
with information, which will assist them should they decide to seek services relative to their
victimization. Victims will also be provided with education, which will help them identify
their own victimization and will lead them to seek ameliorative services.









ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 25,000 UNITS: 75


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1: Maintain an active Speaker's
Bureau.

STEP 2: Provide training for volunteers and
staff members, relative to the
dynamics of domestic violence, as
well as the principles of effective
public speaking.


ESTIMATED DATE OF COMPLETION


Ongoing and completed


STEP 3: Identify community groups to be Ongoing and completed
approached for speaking opportunities.

STEP 4: Develop and procure materials to be Ongoing and completed
utilized for presentations.









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER

FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: _REVISED: X

SERVICE: PROFESSIONAL TRAINING


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To increase the awareness of professionals who encounter victims of domestic violence,
regarding the prevalence and the dynamics of the problem, by providing 100 presentations
to professional organizations, agencies, businesses, individuals and so on.


HOW: SPARC personnel and volunteers will be provided with training, relative to
the dynamics of domestic violence and the principles of effective public
speaking. The agency will respond to requests for speakers, which come
directly from professional organizations, agencies, and so on. In addition, the
Executive Director, with the assistance of staff and volunteers, will identify
professional organizations, agencies, and so on, to be contacted by telephone
or mail relative to the availability of such training and the desirability of
SPARC to provide the same.

WHEN: Professional training will occur as requested throughout the year. Direct
contact initiated by SPARC employees and volunteers will occur throughout
the year.

WHERE: Speakers will be provided throughout the SPARC catchment area, at the site
so requested by the site.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Members of professions, which encounter victims of domestic
violence and their family members will become aware of the problems encountered by
victims of domestic violence and their families, thereby sensitizing them to the plight of
such victims. As a result, victims will be treated with more compassion and understanding
by such professionals. These professionals will become familiar with services provided to
victims of domestic violence and will be able to provide information and referral services to
victims they encounter through their jobs as well as through their personal lives.











ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 3000 UNITS: 100

I I I I -


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1 Contact the major law enforcement
agencies within the catchment
area and request the opportunity
to provide training.

STEP 2 Contact the major hospitals within
the catchment area and request the
opportunity to provide training.

STEP 3 Contact the school boards within the
catchment area and request the
opportunity to provide training.

STEP 4 Provide training for volunteers
and staff members, relative to the
dynamics of domestic violence, as well
as the principles of effective public
speaking.

STEP 5 Identify other professional
organizations to be approached for
public speaking.

STEP 6 Develop and procure materials to be
utilized for presentations.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed



Ongoing and completed



Ongoing and completed





Ongoing and completed



Ongoing and completed









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: REVISED: X

SERVICE: VICTIM ADVOCACY


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide support and assistance to clients, who are victims of domestic violence as they
attempt to meet their various goals by securing housing, employment, financial assistance,
legal protection, etc.


HOW: SPARC staff members and trained volunteers will assess the needs of shelter
residents. As Case Managers and Counselors work with clients to develop
individual goals and plans, SPARC staff members and trained volunteers will
assist clients with securing housing, employment, financial assistance, legal
protection, etc.

WHEN: Services will occur on an "as needed" basis for shelter residents.

WHERE: Services may be provided at the shelter, or in the community, as dictated by
the individual situation.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Clients will obtain housing, legal assistance, employment, financial
assistance, etc.









ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 200 UNITS: 225


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1 Develop goals with client

STEP 2 Attend court hearings with
clients.

STEP 3 Assist clients with obtaining
legal, financial, social service
assistance, and other aid.

STEP 4 Train staff and volunteers relative
to services available and methods
of client advocacy.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed

Ongoing and completed


Ongoing and completed.



Ongoing and completed









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: CHILDREN'S PROGRAM/ASSESSMENT


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To develop a comprehensive program, which provides for group and individual
educational, recreational and socialization activities, as well as appropriate counseling for
the children living at the shelter.


HOW: The Children's Program Coordinator, with input from the shelter staff and
volunteers, will develop a written plan of activities to be provided to children,
who are residents of the shelter. Such activities will include counseling,
recreational activities, social skills groups, educational activities, and other
such activities. In addition, a parenting program will be developed to be
offered to adult residents of the shelter. The Children's Coordinator will
locate professionals from the community, as well as SPARC staff members
and trained volunteers to conduct the programs.

WHEN: Programs will occur throughout the working day, the evening hours and on
weekends.

WHERE: Programs will take place at the shelter and in other sites around the
community as appropriate.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Children of women, who are the victims of domestic violence will
increase in proficiency, with regard to educational issues, development skills, socialization
skills, etc. They will be provided with tools to be used to create a nonviolent environment
for themselves, when they become adults. Women who are victims of domestic violence,
will be provided tools which enable them to better parent their children.








ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS:


150 UNITS: 500


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO ESTIMATED DATE OF
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE COMPLETION

STEP 1 Develop written plan of activitiesOngoing and completed
to be conducted during the year.

STEP 2 Locate appropriate individualsOngoing and completed
to conduct the children's program.


I I









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE

PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: CASE MANAGEMENT


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide an evaluation and assessment of the needs of clients entering the shelter to assist
such clients with the development of goals and objectives relative to their situation, and to
provide these clients with direct and indirect assistance, meeting their goals via
coordination of services, referral to appropriate agencies and programs and provision of
information of services.


HOW: A Case Manager will meet with each shelter resident within 48 hours of a
resident's admission to assess the client's current situation, assist the client
with identification of needs and goals, begin coordination of services and
refer to appropriate programs. The Case Manager will meet with her
assigned clients on a weekly basis to continuously reassess the clients
situation, modify or add goals and assist with service coordination.

WHEN: Case Management services will begin within 48 hours of a resident's
admission to the shelter. Direct contact between a Case Manager and a
resident will occur on an "as needed" basis, but no less than once a week.

WHERE: Initial contacts with clients will occur at the shelter for shelter residents.
Case Managers may accompany clients to appointments on an "as needed"
basis.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Clients will be assisted with the development of goals and
objectives relative to their situation and will be provided with direct and indirect assistance
for meeting their goals via coordination of services, referrals to appropriate agencies and
programs, and provision of information services.










ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: 350 UNITS: 1000


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TOESTIMATED DATE OF
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVECOMPLETION


STEP 1 Meet with shelter residents
within 48 working hours of
admission to begin assessment
goal planning.

STEP 2 Meet with shelter residents
on an "as needed" basis to
reassess the situation, provide
coordination of services, and
so on. Meet with shelter
residents no less than once
per week.

STEP 3 Contact shelter residents within
6 weeks of resident's departure
from the program, to provide
follow-up services.

STEP 4 Conduct weekly review of shelter
resident's cases, with staff
members to utilize collective
knowledge and wisdom.

STEP 5 Train staff members and
volunteers relative to case
management techniques.

STEP 6 Attend appointments and
hearings with clients on an
"as needed" basis.


Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed







Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed




Ongoing and completed



Ongoing and completed









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE

PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER

FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: CRISIS HOTLINE


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

Maintain a "hotline" offering crisis intervention, counseling and information and referral
services for victims of domestic violence, their families and professionals in the community.
Provide 5000 units of service via the "hotline."



HOW: A telephone line (377-TALK), with the ability to "roll over" to a second and
third line, will be answered 24 hours per day, seven days per week, by
SPARC employees and trained volunteers. In addition, a toll free line,
offering easy access to individuals living outside of Alachua County will be
answered 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, by SPARC employees and
trained volunteers.

WHEN: The local hotline number, as well as the toll free number, will be answered 24
hours per day, 7 days per week, by a combination of SPARC employees and
trained volunteers.

WHERE: The hotline number is answered 24 hours per day for crisis intervention and
backup staff are available by beeper if additional coverage is needed.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Victims of domestic violence and their family members will be
provided with immediate access to counseling, information and referrals, and other shelter
services.









ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: *** UNITS: 6000


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1 Advertise "hotline" services
through the telephone
directory, the media and
through professional and
community speaking
engagements.

STEP 2 Provide training to volunteers
and staff members relative to
crisis intervention and
counseling techniques, the
dynamics of domestic violence
and the services available to
victims of domestic violence.

STEP 3 Maintain direct and back-up
coverage of the hotline.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed






Ongoing and completed







Ongoing and completed









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED

SERVICE: CRISIS HOTLINE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS

--- ------ ------ ------

WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide immediate link between victim and counseling support until rape victim
advocate can be located and reach victim's location.
I-- I-- IIl I

HOW: A toll free 24 hour, 7 day a week hotline will be available to counties served
by SPARC for sexual assault victims.

WHEN: 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

WHERE: Through crisis hotline at SPARC.

CLIENT OUTCOME: The client will be able to use a toll free number to access counseling
and rape victim advocate services for counties served by SPARC.



MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO ESTIMATED DATE OF
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE COMPLETION

STEP 1 Notify counties served by SPARC Ongoing
as to availability of toll free
hotline number to be used as
access to rape victim advocates.

STEP 2 Offer clients support until rape Ongoing
victim advocate can arrive.

STEP 3 Train hotline counselors in Ongoing
techniques for counseling,
supporting victims of sexual
assault.









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE


PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER
FUNDING PERIOD: 1995 1996 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: SHELTER FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide shelter to victims of sexual assault, when referred by rape victim advocate, law
enforcement or hospital personal.


HOW: Shelter will be provided to victims of sexual assault for 72 hours.

WHEN: This will be provided 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, available by referral
through our hotline.

WHERE: The shelter will be offered as a respite site for victims of sexual assault.

CLIENT OUTCOME: Sexual assault victims will be provided a safe, confidential place to
stay and recuperate from the assault.


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO ESTIMATED DATE OF
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE COMPLETION

STEP 1 Develop a contractual arrangement Ongoing
with Rape Victim Advocate Programs
that SPARC serves for shelter
services.

STEP 2 Staff will provide support and Ongoing
counseling as needed.

STEP 3 Provide training to staff and Ongoing
advocates as to how to assist victims
of sexual assault as they recover.









STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVE

PROVIDER: SEXUAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE RESOURCE CENTER

FUNDING PERIOD: 1996 1997 ORIGINAL: X REVISED:

SERVICE: INFORMATION AND REFERRAL


WHO, WHAT, UNDUPLICATED UNITS OF SERVICE

To provide information and referral services relative to the issue of domestic violence to
6000 victims, their family members and service providers.


HOW: SPARC staff members and trained volunteers will assess needs as described
by individuals or by agency contacts and will provide information and
referrals to appropriate services. Contacts will be made both by telephone
and by direct contact.

WHEN: Service will occur 24 hours per day, seven days per week for individuals
utilizing the hotline. Service will occur on an as needed basis for shelter
residents.

WHERE: Service will be provided at the shelter and over the telephone.

CLIENT OUTCOME: victims of domestic violence and their family members will be
linked with appropriate services. Such services will assist families to break the cycle of
violence. If amelioration of family violence is not possible, such services will assist victims
with their plans for escaping the situation.











ESTIMATED ANNUAL OUTPUT


UNDUPLICATED CLIENTS: XXXX UNITS: 3250


MAJOR ACTION STEPS TO
ACHIEVE OBJECTIVE

STEP 1 Maintain a comprehensive
resource file.

STEP 2 Provide resource training
for volunteers and staff
members.

STEP 3 Attend meetings of community
agencies and programs to
maintain familiarity with
ongoing and new resources.


ESTIMATED DATE OF
COMPLETION

Ongoing and completed


Ongoing and completed


Ongoing and completed




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