Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, crisis line counseling provides immediate assistance, information, referrals or just someone who will listen.
A safe and confidential environment is provided in which shelter residents receive counseling, legal and medical advocacy, group support and help with exploring options for housing, employment, and childcare.
Day and evening support groups provide victims of domestic violence with a chance to share experiences and explore options.
Legal and Individual Advocacy
Advocates assist victims of domestic violence with criminal and civil legal system protection. Advocates work on behalf of the victim with other agencies and assist the victim in accessing community services or funds.
Services are now available to Hispanic domestic violence victims that are in need of assistance. Hispanic client's are able to receive all of the same services that are available to other victims, as well as being able to receive domestic violence information in Spanish.
Information and Referrals
Information and referrals are provided in a variety of ways including housing, financial needs, job training, health care and additional counseling services. Referrals can be made on-site or through the crisis line.
Children and Youth
As shelter residents, children who have witnessed or experienced domestic violence can explore their feelings and learn how to stay safe. Services include support group, therapeutic art and play, and other specialized events. Additional counseling services are referred to the appropriate community agencies.
Services for Men
Men are not housed in the emergency shelter that is run by the organization, however, housing alternatives are located for men that are in need of escape from domestic violence situations. Hotels and relocation assistance are utilized during these cases. Men are also able to obtain assistance applying for temporary protection orders (TPO) and referrals for counseling services.
Domestic Violence Assessment
Domestic Violence assessors provide assistance to families seeking TANF and are available at the Department of Family and Children Services offices.
Prevention and Education Services
Through educational workshops and training for adults, youth, professionals and community groups, services are designed to increase awareness and provide information on how to address and prevent domestic violence.