How We Help

How We Help

  • 24 hour hotline answered by trained staff and volunteers who offer counseling and information about options and services available
  • Temporary emergency shelter for up to 36 individuals fleeing abuse
  • Four transitional housing apartments with residency for up to two years
  • Protection From Abuse (PFA) screenings and accompaniment
  • Individual and group counseling and workshops for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • 24-hour medical and legal advocacy and accompaniment
  • System and individual advocacy
  • Assistance to victims of juvenile offenders
  • Assistance to victims of other serious crimes with emphasis on the elderly
  • Community education including a speakers bureau for groups, churches, civic organizations and others
  • Prevention education in all nine county schools
  • Training for professionals (social service agencies, hospital personnel, courthouse staff, and others) – includes intervention practices
  • Food pantry and personal products for shelter residents
“I enrolled back in college and have been named to the Dean’s List each semester. I am working toward a degree in Social Work, so that one day I can look into the teary eyes of a broken woman and tell her without hesitation that she can have the life she dreams about; she can live without fear; she can find the strength to do it, because I too, was once a teary-eyed, broken woman who found help at the Crisis Shelter.”