Emergency ShelterThey provide temporary, safe shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children.
24 Hour Advocacy ServicesAdvocates are on duty at the shelter 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
They are only a phone call away, and are prepared to provide information, assistance, understanding and empowerment.
Individual Safety PlanningAdvocates will assist victims in creating a personalized safety plan.
Orders for Protection/Harrassment OrdersAdvocates will assist the victim with:
- Orders for Protection Harassment and Restraining orders
- Court Accompaniment
- Referrals for Legal Services
Northwoods Coalition for Family Safety was founded in 1978 as "Northwoods Coalition for Battered Women", and remained such for nearly 30 years.
While preparing to celebrate this anniversary, it seemed an appropriate time for an organization name change to reflect the desire for all victims of domestic abuse to feel welcome, while honoring the truth that woman battering continues to plague society.
Since its inception the organization has provided a means of safety while striving to advocate on behalf of battered women and their children.
NCFS also offers many services to meet the needs of male victims of abuse.
Emergency shelter is available and staff is trained to assist victims in accessing a range of services including:
- legal advocacy
- criminal justice intervention
- housing referrals
- accompaniment to court and other appointments
- and support groups for adults and children
NCFS serves a large rural geographic area with a strong sense of its diversity and unique cultural composition.
Some of the culturally specific services provided are a Native American Women's Support Group offered each week, advocacy for tribal elders experiencing abuse, and therapy for tribal children who have witnessed or been affected by family violence.