Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services

Kara Mischke
(615) 896-7377(615) 896-7377

The Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services is a non-profit organization serving Rutherford and Cannon Counties. Their free services include; 24-hour crisis line support, emergency shelter, court advocacy, counseling, hospital accompaniment, elderly advocacy, support group, transitional housing and follow-up services.



Opportunities to serve ON SITE:  Nutrition Support. Sexual Assault Advocacy. Internships.

Opportunities to serve OFF SITE: They need help making teal or purple florist bows and/or collecting supplies to make them. They also need a media volunteer who can help with upkeep of our website.

Donation Needs:

Shelter & Women’s Services:

Toilet Paper

Paper Towels

Trash Bags (all sizes)

New Bath Towels

Hair Conditioner (for all hair types)

New Twin Size Sheets

New Full Size Sheets

New Pillows
Office Supplies

Cleaning Supplies (bleach, floor cleaner, bathroom cleaner, Lysol, Clorox wipes)

Laundry Supplies (detergent, stain remover)

Over the counter medicine

Rover Bus Tickets

Gift Cards (Walmart, Kroger, ect)

Children’s Services:

School Supplies (pencils, pens, folders, binders, rulers, calculators, ect)

Food Snacks & Drinks for Support Group (juice boxes, individually packaged snacks)

Passes / Gift Cards for special outings and birthdays (zoo, theater, museum, ect.)

Diapers (all sizes)

Pull – Ups (all sizes)

Arts & Crafts Supplies

Toys (all ages) for birthdays/holidays

Sippy Cups & Bottles

Formula & Baby Food

Over the counter children’s medication

Food & Nutrition Services:

Non-perishable food items

Dish scrubbers

Fresh food items

Saran wrap

Digital meat thermometer

Ziplock quart bags

Small & large heavy stock pots

Ziplock gallon bags

One 4-cup measuring cup

Wax paper

Kitchen dish drain pans

Disinfectant wipes

2 large cookie sheets

Empty spray bottles

Large crockpot

Aluminum foil

Food processor

Food spices

Mixing bowls

Cloth dish rags

5X8 index cards

Plastic drinking cups

3 cupcake pans

Shelf liners

3 stainless steel tongs

4 glass salt & pepper shakers

Large casserole pans

Food scale

Stand mixer

2 roasting pans w/ racks

Meat tenderizer

Large cast iron skillets

Outreach Services:

Folders (for trainings and sexual assault packages)


Small – Medium bags (for sexual assault bags)

Purple and/or teal ribbon

Purple and/or teal bows

Purple and/or teal bracelets

Purple and/or teal table covers

Purple and teal pens

Event Volunteers:

Sexual Assault Awareness Event in April

Yard Sale Fundraiser in April

Starry Night Christmas Celebration in December

How to volunteer:

Contact the volunteer coordinator. Complete volunteer application and three reference forms. Be able to pay a small fee and pass a background check (no violent or theft offenses).

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