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Domestic Violence

Another one of the MESA objectives is to deal with issues of domestic violence. We acknowledge however, that violence in the home can come from any source, and in recognizing this, we provide an unconditionally supportive environment in the community for acknowledging and validating the physical and emotional abuse that men are subjected to in the home.

Question....

As a Father who finds himself caught in the middle of a domestic crisis, who in your community, can you turn to for help in this situation right now?...The police?...social services?...family counselors?...your lawyer?...the courts???......

Any Father who has been through a divorce recently and who has had to fight for his children's right to see him knows how unlikely it is that any of the resources mentioned above will support him fully in a fair and unbiased manner on behalf of his children. 

After a family breakup, fathers are more frequently discovering that the odds are unfairly stacked against them as they pursue fair and balanced outcomes with their spouse and the courts. The outcomes of the ensuing (and unnecessary) legal battles that follow are often vastly different from those they expected (i.e. assumed joint parenting) and instead, court actions have become costly, heart-breaking and demoralizing experiences that have left many fathers financially destitute and their children no closer to being able to see them. A fathers sense of loss and feeling of betrayal by the family law system is profound.

This is where MESA will help.

MESA is committed to providing community support for families and Fathers in the areas of:

  • Fathers and Childrens Rights
  • Family Law and Mediation
  • Child Custody and Access
  • False Allegations of Abuse
  • Parental Alienation
  • Maintenance and Enforcement
  • Crisis Counseling (and Intervention) 
  • Domestic Assault and Violence (against either spouse) 
  • Legal Referrals
  • Community Resources
  • 24-hour Crisis Line
  • Parenting issues
  • Resource Manuals

MESA is committed to providing the vital resources necessary to help make a difference in the quality of the lives of parents and children and in the long term relationships that they will continue to have with each other, even after the divorce or separation.