What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence occurs when a member of the victim’s household commits a violent act. This includes current and former spouses, members of your direct family, extended relatives, and close family friends. When there is a close link between the offender and the victim, the phrase “domestic violence” is employed.

What are the warning signs of domestic abuse?

    • Unpredictability.
    • A bad temper.
    • Extreme jealousy.
    • Possessiveness.
    • Cruelty to animals.
    • Verbal abuse.
    • Extremely controlling behavior.

What services does Shelter Home provide for domestic violence victims?

  • Advocacy for victims of domestic violence
  • One-on-one peer counseling
  • Goal setting
  • Emergency crises shelter for victims and their children
  • Referrals to mental health or other counseling agencies as needed
  • Domestic violence assessments
  • Weekly support group
  • Referrals to community resources

Why a shelter home is important?

Shelter homes offer safe housing for women and children who are experiencing or have already experienced violence, but we also offer a lot more than that. In order to recover from the abuse, re-establish self-esteem, and take steps toward regaining a self-determined and independent life, women who have experienced abuse and their children need the protection, assistance, and resources that shelters provide.

Does Shelter Home provide any services for the children of domestic violence victims?

Yes, Shelter Home provide homes for children and all domestic violence victims.

What do I do if I have been sexually assaulted?

  • Ensure your own safety
  • Reach out for support
  • Consider your medical options
  • Process your experience
  • Consider your legal options
  • Reconnect to yourself and your life

What is the cost of staying at the shelter home?

The cost for the victims here at Shelter Home is none. As it has been funded by government agencies and charitable organizations.