ACT’s mission is to protect, support, and educate victims of domestic violence and their children, survivors of sexual assault and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties.ACT’s external vision is to develop a community where all individuals are safe, respected and valued; where any form of violence is unacceptable and for all individuals in our community have access to resources that teach and support a fear-free environment. Our internal vision is to be the most highly respected and well known social service agency in Lee, Hendry and Glades counties. To be an agency with well balanced funding sources including grants, endowments, and donations that is run compassionately and efficiently.
The agency provides the following services to realize its mission: emergency protective shelter, a 24-hour crisis hotline, one-on-one counseling, advocacy, support groups, rape crisis center, outreach counseling, batterer’s intervention groups, children’s program, community and professional education and awareness, and information and referrals to those seeking assistance in other matters.
ACT endeavors to work hand-in-hand with law enforcement, mental health services, medical professionals, and the judicial system in providing assistance and education to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.