It is our policy to treat each shelter resident as an individual with his or her own unique set of needs. We are passionate about providing personalized, high-quality services that meets those needs while helping to transform the lives of domestic violence victims.
Case Management and Counseling
From the moment families enter one of our shelters, they form a relationship with a dedicated case manager who helps them chart a path to overcoming domestic abuse. That can include providing assistance in any number of areas, including financial, medical, legal, educational and even psychological.
At our shelters, women are not alone. We foster a sense of community so that residents come to rely on not just our caring staff, but also on one another for support. We use Domestic Abuse Project (DAP) guidelines to conduct support groups where women come to understand the dynamics of abuse. They help each other make informed life choices and turn their backs on domestic violence. Groups are conducted in English and Spanish.
“The women gave me the support to go on alone and not to call Jack for help.” —Tina
We offer a variety of workshops to help our residents build skills and confidence, including:
Moms’ Survival Skills
This multisession workshop focuses on giving moms the skills they need to effectively lead their families now that they have left an abusive home. In it we address issues of child development and the effects of domestic violence on children; strategies for discipline; a Moms’ Bill of Rights; and tips for budgeting and having family fun.
Over six weeks, women in this workshop are given the opportunity to set and achieve goals; to explore what is important to them; and to develop their assertive sides. Sessions also include a makeover night and graduation ceremony.
This workshop helps women build the self-esteem they need to venture into the job market. It also assists with job search and placement