Mission Statement


We envision a community where Interpersonal Partner Violence (IPV) is replaced by equality, empowerment, and emotional & physical safety.


  1. To respond to domestic & sexual violence and stalking in our community by providing a care & support system for survivors.
  2. To work to end interpersonal violence in all forms through primary prevention, community engagement, & collaboration.

Shared Beliefs

  • Emotional, physical, and sexual violence are unacceptable.
    No one should have to be a survivor: We believe in the right to live free from violence and the fear of violence, and that everyone deserves respect.
  • Breaking the cycle.
    We believe prevention & intervention must be at work simultaneously until we reach our vision.
  • Empowerment and self-determination.
    We believe in the right to have control over one’s body, mind and spirit.
  • Health
    We believe that individual, organization, & community health are interrelated, and that trauma exposure can negatively impact health and well-being.
  • Growth
    We affirm the importance of personal, professional and organizational growth.
  • Integrity & Respect
    We value integrity and respect as guiding principles in all our work.

Adopted by MCVP Board of Directors 4/23/12