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Our Mission

MISSION STATEMENT

The Shelter Home of Caldwell County exists to work toward the elimination of domestic violence, and to provide emergency and support services for victims/survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault and their children.

WHO ARE WE?

The Shelter Home of Caldwell County first opened its doors in April of 1978.  It was one of the first shelters for victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault in the state of North Carolina. For the past 33 years, the Shelter has been a haven for women and children who need safe shelter and services to begin their recovery from the trauma of family violence.

Since opening its doors, the Shelter Home has provided services for over 10,000 victims from Caldwell County and the surrounding area.

The Shelter Home was also the first DV shelter in N.C. to build and maintain on-site transitional housing for victims.  In 1989 the Shelter Home opened the Transition House, four apartments available for victims transitioning from shelter living.

We have a dual mission:

(a) to provide safety and basic needs to victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault: to listen, to help clients identify their options, discover their strengths, and provide information, referrals and positive support for change and;

(b) to inform, educate and provide prevention services to the community.

2013 Annual Report