Peaceful Paths provides emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotline, transitional housing, victim advocacy, and restraining order assistance to victims of domestic violence and their children. We serve residents of Alachua, Bradford and Union counties.
Peaceful Paths realizes that individuals and families are sometimes forced to leave the safety and comfort of their own communities because it is no longer safe. We provide secure, temporary shelter for displaced victims of Alachua, Bradford and Union counties on a 24-hour basis. Our shelter is staffed by trained advocates that can provide emotional support through this tough time; crisis counseling, information, referrals and safety support along with functional items needed for daily life are available for all residents throughout the entire shelter stay. We provide services to all victims of intimate partner violence regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration status, marital status or language spoken. While the shelter structure has space limitations, Peaceful Paths will make reasonable accommodations to ensure appropriate services to all eligible individuals and families seeking support.
The shelter is designed to function as a temporary home away from home with a common living room, kitchen/dining room, playroom and several bathrooms. There are 5 smaller bedrooms for families and one larger shared bedroom for individuals. The surrounding property is set away from regularly traveled areas and is monitored by staff at all times. We strive to make the shelter environment comfortable, peaceful and safe.