One Place has new home in Florence

One Place of the Shoals will soon be located in the former home of the Tennessee Valley Hospice on the corner of Pine and Tennessee.(Source:WAFF File)
One Place of the Shoals will soon be located in the former home of the Tennessee Valley Hospice on the corner of Pine and Tennessee.(Source:WAFF File)

FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - Investigators and other victim's service providers at One Place of the Shoals have been working together for the last few months. Soon, they will have a place to call their own.

"One Place of the Shoals is a family justice center that's going to provide crisis services for victims of family violence. That is victims of child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, rape, and elder abuse." said Chris Connolly, Lauderdale County District Attorney.

One Place of the Shoals will soon be located in the former home of the Tennessee Valley Hospice on the corner of Pine and Tennessee.

It's the area's first family justice center, but second in the state with the other center in Montgomery.

"What we want to do is wrap the services around the victim in one place so we don't have a victim of those type of crimes being sent all over God's green earth to get services. To go to DHR, the police department, the court house, go here go there. The idea is that you have all those service providers in one place to provide those services to victims and if you don't, victims will fall through the cracks and we don't want that to happen." said Connelly.

One Place is a collaborative effort between the Lauderdale County District Attorney's office and other county victim service providers.

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