Lee Conless Houseis the certified domestic violence center that serves survivors of domestic violence in Putnam County.
They provide a wide range of services including: emergency sheltertransitional housingcrisis hotlinelegal advocacychildren's programmingeducation and trainingcounseling and support groupscommunity awareness and interventionand violence prevention education and servicesLee Conless Houseis an active member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV). Emergency Shelter: The Lee Conlee house offers an 18 bed emergency shelter facility. The emergency shelter is a secured and staffed facility in a confidential location. Their goal at the Lee Conlee House is to provide an emergency shelter environment in a residential home atmosphere in the hopes of making your stay as comfortable as possible as you make difficult decisions. Advocates are available to residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week to talk and support the transition from a life free of violence to one of safety and peace. Transitional Housing: Their transitional housing program offers 10 beds for single women with or without children as they further their education and take part in community programs that increase their financial independence and support well-being. Participants qualifying for transitional housing will pay a small percentage, as little as $10.00 per month for their stay and those funds will be returned to the resident when they exit the program. Participants may stay in the program for as little as six months or as long as two years depending on their program involvement. Outreach Program: Their Outreach program is available Mon-Fri in multiple locations to make services accessible. Advocates provide services by appointment, however; walk ins are accepted. The Lee Conlee House understands how difficult it can be living in a violent relationship and it is hard to make decisions alone. Advocates are available to sit and talk with you and support you in making decisions that are best for you and your children and make referrals to assist you with securing resources that are available for you. Services available in Outreach, Shelter and Transitional Housing include: Individual Counseling Support Groups Injunction Assistance Victim's Compensation through the Attorney General's Office Legal Referral Community Information & Referral Financial Assistance (limited) Children's Advocacy Criminal Justice AdvocacyWomen's Substance Abuse.Recovery Support Group: They understand that many women who are living in violence turn to substances such as alcohol and drugs to cope with the trauma they have experienced. Advocates with the Lee Conlee House are available to support you in your recovery. Every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. women can come and meet with peers who are also on a path to sobriety. The group is confidential and you may remain anonymous. Each week advocates will facilitate group discussions around sobriety and trauma recovery. For more information about this group please call: 386-325-4447. You may participate in their group regardless of involvement in other Lee Conlee House programs.
“The Lee Conlee House (LCH) Domestic Violence Shelter is committed to recognizing and responding to our community’s need for comprehensive, multicultural domestic violence services. We understand that domestic violence in its fullest scope impacts primary victims, family members, society and future generations. With this in mind, it is our goal to stop the campaign of violence by providing crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, treatment, prevention, and education through the establishment of community partnerships.”
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