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In January 1982, the Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation (GARF) began providing services in Campbell County, WY. Staffed with twelve volunteers, GARF provided advocacy and services to sixty-two adults and eighty-five children in the first four months of operation. In March 1982, GARF received funding from the State of Wyoming. This funding allowed GARF to expand services and in October of 1982, GARF was able to purchased a safe house or shelter for victims of family and sexual violence. By the end of the first year, GARF had provided services to 275 victims and housed eighty-eight women and 119 children in our shelter. In the last fiscal year, we provided services to 2,000 victims and housed 250 women and children in the safe house. Services today include the following: shelter, community education, victim advocacy, crime victim’s compensation, support groups, children’s programs, protection orders, life skills programs, etc.
The mission of the Gillette Abuse Refuge Foundation is to provide a comprehensive range of quality services to meet the needs of those affected by domestic violence and or sexual assault, and to reduce the elements that foster violence through community collaboration and education in Campbell County, Wyoming.