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About Us

We Exist to Save Lives and Create Change

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, economic empowerment education and support, crisis counseling and support groups, community awareness and intervention, and violence prevention programs. 

Our MissionWe exist to save lives and create change. 

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 46 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 Satellite Office – Bradford County
    403 Georgia Street
    Starke, FL
    *Limited hours, please call 352.318.4852 for an appointment


  • Peaceful Paths Satellite Office – Union County
    Inside the Townsend Green Building
    410 West Main Street
    Lake Butler, FL
    *Limited hours, please call 352.318.4852 for an appointment

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