Women's Shelter, organized in 1976, began as a grassroots organization to offer safety and advocacy services to victims of domestic abuse and to their children.
Women's Shelter's goal is to reduce domestic violence by offering alternative housing, reducing barriers to violence free living, educating the public about difficulties facing victims, and preventing future violence by working with the children.
Women's shelter inc. provides a wide range of supportive services designed to meet the individual's self defined goals.
Their main purpose of emergency housing:
- Encompasses shelter
- 24 hour crisis intervention
- and access to donated items
Their general advocacy services help women with:
- Safety planning
- Court advocacy
- Orders for Protection or Harassment Order assistance
- Referrals to area agencies
- Support and information groups
- and individual support/advocacy
Women's Advocates accompany women to their appointments and help connect them with area resources as they move forward on their goals. Regional Shelter.
The Regional Shelter is short-term, temporary, emergency housing for women and children seeking safety from domestic abuse.
Women's shelter, inc. provides a handicapped accessible, safe and secure building, food, access to donated items, transportation, and specially trained advocates available 24 hours a day.
Transition House Women who need an opportunity to transition from shelter living to independent living are invited to stay in the Transition House.
Women pay 25% of their income to stay in a clean, comfortable, and safe building.
A Transition House advocate is available to renters during scheduled hours.