Payne Wealth Partners happily participates in Casual for a Cause as the idea of the program reflects our commitment of community perfectly. Payne Wealth Partners team members can put in $5 each month for the chosen charity (which the company matches) to wear casual clothes on Friday. If you look at our core values you will see one of the five is community. We value sharing our resources and talents with our local community in any way possible and to participate in Casual for a Cause is one of many ways we do that.
Albion Fellow Bacon Center is Payne Wealth Partners 2nd quarter 2013 Casual for a Cause charity-
Albion Fellows Bacon Center has been providing safe shelter, crisis intervention and advocacy services to victims of domestic and sexual violence since 1981. Albion is best known for being a shelter however; there are many more services Albion provides to eleven southern Indiana counties.
. Legal Advocacy Program: provides a range of comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The program offers support and advocacy and is designed to assist victims throughout the court process such as court accompaniment, obtaining protective orders, explaining rights and options, crime compensation forms and developing safety plans.
. Peer Advocacy Program: collaborates with various community agencies and law enforcement to provide immediate crisis intervention and follow-up support to domestic and sexual violence victims.
. Outreach Program: provides to both domestic violence and sexual assault victims crisis intervention, personal and legal advocacy, information and referrals, support groups and provides education programs in schools (Middle, High School and Colleges) along with community education and professional training throughout eleven southern Indiana counties.
. Sexual Assault Program: Provides a 24 hour, “on call” service. First responders are sent to hospitals providing advocacy to sexual assault victims. Albion maintains an office at Holly’s House where 317 hours of direct services was provided to victims in 2012.
Outcomes to these program services provide comprehensive services to domestic and sexual violence victims; 24 hour access to services/shelter; awareness education programs which will help break the cycle of violence, and strengthen collaboration efforts throughout southern Indiana. As a result, victims will be better equipped to lead violence free lives, youth will be educated about healthy/abusive relationships and communities will be more responsive to the needs of victims.
“The mission of Albion Fellows Bacon Center is to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our communities through advocacy, education, supportive services and collaborative partnerships.”