Support Domestic Peace

As a non-profit 501c3 organization, Center for Domestic Peace relies on community donations. We receive support from individuals, local businesses, faith groups, social organizations, student groups, and many others.
Donations help meet the emergency costs of individuals and families experiencing domestic violence, and help pay for food, the replacement of personal items, temporary shelter, and transportation for community members.
There are multiple ways to help Jackson County residents experiencing domestic violence and sexual assault, whether it be with your personal time, your voice in the community, and/or your financial resources.

Surviving domestic violence is expensive.
Here’s what your cash donations provide:

$25 – gas for survivors living in rural areas
$50 – food for a sheltering victim
$75 – materials for prevention education
$100 – one night of emergency shelter
$250 – three professional counseling sessions for a survivor
$500 – new locks and security cameras for survivors who can safely stay in their own home.

Legacy Giving

If you are interested in leaving a legacy gift to Center for Domestic Peace please call our office and ask to speak with the Executive Director. We are happy and excited to discuss your interest in this. Below are a few examples of some of the ways you can commit a legacy gift

A bequest is one of the easiest gifts to make. With the help of an attorney, you can include language in your will or trust specifying a gift to be made to Center for Domestic Peace as part of your estate plan. You can also designate Center for Domestic Peace as a full, partial, or contingent beneficiary of your retirement account (IRA, 401(k),
403(b) or pension) or name Center for Domestic Peace as a beneficiary of your life insurance policy.

If you are over 70 ½ years old, you may want to support the work of Center for Domestic Peace by donating from your IRA. IRA charitable distributions up to a certain amount are not taxed and the distribution can be used to satisfy your annual minimum distribution. Contact your IRA plan administrator to make a gift to Center for Domestic Peace from your IRA.

You can designate Center for Domestic Peace as a beneficiary of a retirement, investment, or bank account or your life insurance policy. Contact your financial advisor, broker, insurance agent or banker and ask for a new beneficiary designation form. Complete the form, sign it, and mail it back to the appropriate person. When you pass away, your account or insurance policy will be paid or transferred to Center for Domestic Peace, consistent with the beneficiary designation. If you are interested in making a gift but are also concerned about your future needs, keep in mind that beneficiary designation gifts are about the most flexible of all charitable gifts. Even after you complete the beneficiary designation form, you can take distributions or withdrawals from your retirement, investment, or bank account and
continue to freely use your account. You can also change your mind at any time in the future for any reason, including if you have a loved one who needs your financial help.

You fund a trust that makes gifts to Center for Domestic Peace for a number of years. You receive the gift of estate tax deduction at the time of your gift. Your family receives the trust remainder at substantial tax savings. After a period of time, your family receives the trust assets plus any additional growth in value.

Donation Drives

We greatly appreciate any donations that help us keep our emergency supply closet stocked for our victims in crisis.  Additionally, our Claire’s Closet program allows us to promote the health and dignity of our community members by offering free cleaning and hygiene supplies. We could not provide these vital services without the support of donation drives.

Items to Donate

Below are some suggested items that we often need, be sure to call ahead and let us know what you would like to bring so we can arrange to store it.
Ring Door Cameras,
Personal Care Items,
New clothing and underwear (call for needed sizes),
Gift cards for gas and food,
Cleaning Supplies,
Copy paper, and


Center for Domestic Peace welcomes community volunteers! Please read below for current volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Victim Advocates

These volunteers are fully trained to assist staff to provide crisis and court services. This position requires an application process including a reference and background check. Volunteers must commit to 20 hours of training, including 4 hours online and 16 hours of in-person instruction and shadowing. A weekly commitment of 5 hours in the office is preferred. 

Community Resource Advocate at The Peace Collaborative

These volunteers work with survivors to help rebuild their life after abuse. Volunteers work 1-1 with clients at The Peace Collaborative program to connect them to local resources and supportive services.  This position requires an application process including a reference and background check. Volunteers must commit to 20 hours of training, including 4 hours online and 16 hours of in-person instruction and shadowing.

Community Ambassador Volunteer – Non-Client Facing 

These volunteers help us prevent violence in the community through outreach and education. Community Ambassadors assist by distributing outreach materials, coordinating educational events, hosting info booths, and organizing fundraisers/donation drives.  This position requires 4 hours of online training to become an informed agent that can represent CDP with professionalism and sensitivity. 

And More! 

Occasionally, there are opportunities for other non-client facing tasks, such as administrative activities, manual labor, or one-time group projects. Please indicate on the registration form if you have a specific project in mind. 

Ready to get involved?

We recommend attending a Volunteer Info Session. Check for the next date here: Calendar of Events

Get started by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form. 

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