The shelter is available for victims of domestic violence and their children needing a safe, temporary place to live. As a resident of Faith House, we provide you with physical necessities, counseling, advocacy and referrals.
Faith House\'s shelter has nine bedrooms, each has five beds and a bathroom that adjoins 2 bedrooms. A common dining room and living room with tv and dvd player are available 24-hours a day. The kitchen aide cooks dinner 3 days a week for the residents. Survivors also have access to the pantry and refrigerator to cook meals for their family.There are also four washing machines and dryers are available for survivors to wash their laundry.
A playroom is available during the day for children enjoy educational play. The playroom is staffed with children's advocates to watch and play with the children, provide counseling, and provide assistance with educational goals. The child advocates provide women coming to shelter with their children a schedule of events in the playroom.
Faith House has three survivor advocates and a legal advocate available to speak with survivors on a daily basis and to help work on their goals. Our advocates are trained in many areas of domestic violence including: safety planning, lethality assessments, the dynamics of domestic violence, and the effects of trauma.
Support groups are offered on
Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Non-resident services are provided for victims and their children who choose to remain in their home, but are in need of emotional support, guidance, legal assistance, and counseling. Our advocates are trained in many areas of domestic violence including: safety planning, lethality assessments, the dynamics of domestic violence, and the effects of trauma.
An advocate is available in each parish that we serve: Lafayette, Acadia, Vermilion, St. Landry, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Rapides.
Support groups are available for survivors of domestic violence who are not living in the shelter. In Lafayette, these groups are held on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m. Please contact the office in your parish for additional information on support groups.