Are you living the life you choose?

The Rebuilding Program is part of the continued coordinated community response to domestic violence in Alachua County through a partnership with the Black on Black Crime Task Force and the Gainesville Police Department utilizing a culturally sensitive and comprehensive approach to the problem and changing patterns of domestic violence. We are a volunteer program that addresses gaps in services of domestic violence victims after the criminal investigation and prosecution are usually finished. We provide workshops to educate victims/survivors in the City of Gainesville on ways to overcome domestic violence and lead a safe and financially independent life. The program targets all domestic violence victim/survivors, but extra attention is directed to the historically underserved, marginalized African American (minority) community in the City of Gainesville.



In a safe and flexible manner support Climbers in the process to rebuild their lives after the storm of domestic/intimate partner violence, converse with faith leaders on their response to victim survivors and recruit men bystanders to take action to stop violence against women and girls.



Are you choosing the life you choose?


We provide individualized, person-centered Domestic Violence 101

The workshops cover stumbling blocks such as Denial, Guilt/Rejection, Fear, Anger, Loneliness, Self-Worth, Transition/Purpose, Letting Go and Freedom. Climbers may be referred to other services for employment skill, budgeting and parenting.


MOB is a bystander intervention program to engage, educate, model, and/or mentor men to prevent and/or decrease violence against women. It encourages men to hold men accountable for male violence against women by creating a space for men to talk about their relationships and commit to and/or support partnerships with women’s organizations already working to stop abuse against women. We recruit men to raise the safety of women and girls in their daily life and will stand up and hold men who are harming accountable.


We provide life coaching, empathetic listening, encouragement, the challenging of irrational thinking/beliefs, role play, identification of road blocks, purpose and goal development, and biblical integration (optional). We work to implement steps to obtain goals while addressing real-life-day-to-day problems of domestic violence victim/survivors. We assist them in developing new life skills to lead a safe, self-sufficient life.


We offer services for climbers who need employment. This includes job search, application processes, and resume support. We help climbers analyze barriers to employment and barriers in maintaining employment.


We recognize the effects of domestic violence on children. We seek to empower parents with tools to understand and deconstruct how domestic violence impacts their children and their parenting approaches.


The Rebuilding Program works with the Faith Community/houses of worships to create actionable steps to address domestic violence in a faith-based setting. We coordinate seminars six times each year to equip the Faith community in Alachua County to respond to disclosures of domestic violence.


This is an outreach project at the Pineridge Community Center. The purpose is to help at-risk children in providing after school programming. This includes snacks, homework aid, and activities.



  • Services are free

  • Must at least 18 years of age

  • Victim/Survivor of Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence resides or can meet with me within the City of Gainesville

  • When asked, “Are you living the life you choose?” Your response is “No"


Are you living the life you choose?

Rebuilding Program



Get in touch with The Rebuilding Program to learn more about our domestic violence services.
All messages are confidential.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2015-WE-AX-0033 awarded by the Office of Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

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