Palomar – Where Families Come First and Professionals Come Together

Mission

Palomar provides protection, hope and healing.

Vision

We envision an Oklahoma City that is free from violence, where safety and security is felt.  Palomar integrates innovative services among collaborative providers to:

  • Work together to interrupt the cycle of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, child abuse and elder abuse;
  • Provide long-term support for victims and their children to heal from trauma;
  • Hold offenders accountable;
  • Act as a catalyst to create a community and culture that is free from violence; and
  • Empower survivors to thrive.

Guiding Principles

Victim-Centered
To provide victim-centered services that promote victim autonomy and empowerment

Safety-Focused
To increase safety, promote healing, and foster empowerment through services for victims and their children

Culturally-Responsive
Commitment to the utilization of culturally relevant service approaches with respect for diversity and promotion of inclusion

Survivor Driven
Shape services to the need of clients

Self-determination
Survivors have the right to choose their life’s direction

Embrace change
Evaluate and adjust services by including survivors input and evidence-based best practices

Relationship-Based
Maintain close working relationships among all collaborators/agencies (law enforcement, prosecution, community-based violence programs, shelters and other social services)

Prevention-Oriented
Integrate primary, secondary and tertiary prevention approaches into all initiatives, programs and projects

Kind-Hearted
Develop a Family Justice Center community that values, affirms, recognizes and supports staff, partners, volunteers and clients

Empowered
Offer survivors, and their children, a place to belong even after the crisis intervention services are no longer necessary

Offender Accountability
Increase offender accountability through evidence-based prosecution strategies

Trauma-Informed
Acknowledge the profound impact of trauma, which shapes all aspects of services

Holistic
Utilize a multifaceted treatment approach that meets the needs of the whole person

Solution-Focused
Acknowledging the complexities of trauma and healing, we know that we can develop creative solutions and accomplish more for survivors when we work together as a united team.