Emergency Shelter

Crisis Line

   

Our Shelter Advocates are available 24/7 to take crisis calls to assist victims of domestic violence ad their families.  Advocates will work with each and every caller to provide immediate assistance, information, referrals or just someone who will listen. Services available to callers include:

  • Emergency Crisis Intervention
  • Information & Referral
  • Safety Planning
  

Victims of domestic violence that do not have any other safe living alternative can be placed in our shelter, a safe and confidential environment, for a period of 30-days. While in our shelter services provided include Outreach Advocacy, Legal Advocacy and Support Services. Other in shelter services include:

  • Case Management
  • Psychosocial Assessment & Counseling
  • Child Care
  • School Enrollment
  • Transportation
  • Discharge Planning
  • Pet Placement

Outreach Advocacy

Legal Advocacy

   

Ending the cycle of domestic violence a key focus of our organization; however, it takes our entire community working together to achieve this goal and reduce the incidents of occurrences of domestic violence in the communities we serve.  We provide education and training in an effort to reach this goal and assist our community in becoming a part of the solution.  Services provided:

  • Community Presentations
  • Professional Training
  • Prevention Education
  • Teen Dating Violence & Education
  

Services for Victims & Community

Prevention & Education

SERVICES

   

Our Outreach Advocates are available to work with victims of domestic violence and their families even when they are not placed in our shelter.  Should Emergency Shelter become a need, we will be available to assess for placement.  Legal Advocacy services are also available to our Outreach clients.  Outreach services include:

  • Information & Referral
  • Domestic Violence Assessment
  • Emergency Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Support
  • Social Service Advocacy
  • Safety Planning
  • Housing Assistance
  • Financial Assistance & Relocation
  • Bilingual Advocacy
  • Compensation Claims
  • In-Home Stabilization and Follow Up
  
   

Advocates as well as a therapist is on staff to assist victims of domestic violence with the emotional scars that result from abuse.  Support Services available include:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Support Group
  • Domestic Violence Education
  • Children Support Services
  • Services for Men
  • Family Life Skills Classes
  • Parenting Classes
  

Education & Prevention

   

Advocates are available to help victims of domestic violence with the criminal and civil legal system. Advocates work on behalf of the victim with other agencies and assist the victim in accessing community services and funds.  Legal Advocacy provided includes:

  • Legal Advocacy & Coordination (Judicial, Prosecution and Police Advocacy)
  • Court Accompaniment
  • Court Communication
  • Lawyer Referral
  • Temporary Protective Orders
  • Victim Compensations Claims
  

Support Services

   

Liberty House of Albany provides a wide range of services to meet the needs of domestic violence victims, their children and families.  Our services include a Crisis Line that operates 24/7 with Advocates available for support, Emergency Shelter Services as needed, Outreach Advocacy for clients not placed in our shelter, Legal Advocacy and Domestic Violence Education and Prevention programs in order to get to the root of the problem.   All services are available to women and men that are victims of domestic violence. We also have Bilingual services available to serve Latino speaking victims.  Services are available to all men, women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.  We serve all persons equally regardless of age, race religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.