About Us


We promote relationships free of violence and control by providing a safe place to receive intervention, advocacy, and education services using prevention strategies and community partnerships.

Who We Are

Peaceful Paths is the certified domestic violence center that serves survivors of domestic violence in Alachua, Bradford, and Union counties. Peaceful Paths provides a wide range of services including emergency shelter, 24-hour helpline, victim advocacy, children’s programming, education and training, crisis counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, and violence prevention programs. Peaceful Paths is a member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).

Our vision is to end domestic violence by:

  • Providing a safe, supportive environment
  • Instilling confidence and self-esteem
  • Supplying information and resources
  • Teaching parents and children non-violent alternatives
  • Encouraging people to realize personal goals
  • Acting as agents of social change
  • Offering education and training
  • Working as a team
  • Building a cooperative network
  • Promoting diversity and equality
Peaceful Paths currently has 42 employees that work together to further the mission of ending domestic violence. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors that is made up of local community citizens who volunteer their time to help oversee the fiscal health, community support, and general well-being of the agency.

Core Values

  • Advocacy
  • Honesty
  • Choice
  • Hope
  • Compassion
  • Mentoring
  • Empathy
  • Peace
  • Empowerment
  • Respect

Service Area

Peaceful Paths serves a three county area of North Central Florida including Alachua, Bradford, and Union Counties.

  • Peaceful Paths Outreach Center
    2100 NW 53rd Avenue, Suite A
    Gainesville, FL
  • Peaceful Paths Injunction Office
    Inside the Alachua County Clerks Office at the Civil Courthouse
    201 East University Avenue
    Gainesville, FL
  • Peaceful Paths Satellite Office – Bradford County
    Inside the Bradford County School Board Office
    501 W Washington Street
    Starke, FL
  • Peaceful Paths Satellite Office – Union County
    Inside the Townsend Green Building
    410 West Main Street
    Lake Butler, FL