Our Mission

 The Domestic Abuse Resistance Team (D.A.R.T.) provides help to domestic and dating violence victims and their children in North Central Louisiana in the parishes of Jackson, Lincoln, Union, Winn, Claiborne, Bienville and Grant. D.A.R.T. provides leadership in educating its communities about domestic and dating violence and its consequences and creates and implements programs to prevent domestic and dating violence.


News and Events


D.A.R.T. Christmas Angels Bring

Gifts for Kids

Each year, D.A.R.T. and our families are reminded of the spirit of Christmas through the loving generosity of hundreds of people throughout the community. Various businesses, as well as both universities, host an Angel Tree each year. Customers and visitors pick up an angel, purchase the gift requested on back, and return it to the location or D.A.R.T. The Christmas Angel project offers a chance for businesses, organizations, churches, school groups and families to buy Christmas gifts for children and adults who are involved in D.A.R.T.’s programs.


Pumpkin Patch for D.A.R.T. a Big Success in October

D.A.R.T. has taken part in Townsend House Gifts’ annual Pumpkin Patch for D.A.R.T. for 14 years. This year, pumpkins arrived on Saturday, September 29. Over a hundred volunteers from Tech, Grambling, and community organizations joined in the unloading.

Proceeds from the sale of the pumpkins throughout the month of October support D.A.R.T. services in our community.


Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence was Exhibited in October

Beating Hearts: Stories of Domestic Violence, an exhibit of art and writing inspired by true stories of domestic violence, was shown in October at Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama Street in Ruston. A reception October 12, 2018 featuring the exhibit was the backdrop for D.A.R.T.’s annual vigil ceremony, remembering those lives lost to domestic violence in our community.


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