Everyone deserves a life free from abuse

How You Can Help

— Food Pantry Items

  • Tuna & Canned Meats
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Boxed Pasta/Top Ramen
  • Boxed Dinners
  • Canned Soup
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned Vegetables

— Hygiene Items

  • Diapers (4, 5, 6)
  • Tampons
  • Shampoo (full size)
  • Conditioner (full size)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Body Wash
  • Razors
  • Deodorant (male & female)
  • New Hairbrushes & Combs
  • Toilet Paper

— Shelter House Items

  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Paper Towels
  • Kleenex
  • Smoke Detectors (4)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors (2)
  • Blankets & Sheets (twin & queen)
  • Pillows and Pillowcases
  • Towels and Wash Cloths 
  • Batteries (AA, AAA, 9v)

—Large Housing Items

  • Shelving
  • Mini Fridges
  • Weed Eater
  • New/Like new self-propelled Lawn Mower
  • Lawn Sprinklers

— Cleaning Supplies

  • Dish Soap
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dryer Sheets
  • Clorox Cleaning Wipes
  • Swiffer Wet Pads
  • Paper Towels
  • Black Trash Bags

— Miscellaneous Items

  • Gift Cards
  •  Storage Tubs
  • Storage Bags (vacuum seal)
  • New children’s socks and underwear

WHAT WE DO

What is a Shelter From the Storm Privileged Advocate?

We are confidential professionals trained to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. We believe people and respect their experiences when they tell us their stories. We respect autonomy and the decisions that survivors make for their own lives. We seek to help empower others. We want to help you understand your options and connect you with useful resources.

Do I need to report what happened before I can receive services?

NO. You do not need to report ANYTHING to ANYONE prior to speaking with an advocate and receiving any of your services. We support and respect the decisions you make for your own life and the decision to report is yours.

 

Do I have to get a Restraining Order or other order of protection?

NO. You are NOT required to file any kind of protective order if you are seeking our help. We may tell you that you have the option to file a protective order. Our advocates can assist you with the forms and accompany you to court, but you are in no way required to file one if you don’t want to.

Doesn’t Shelter From the Storm only serve women?

NO. We serve ANYONE that walks through our doors that is a survivor of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. We do not discriminate based on your gender identity or expression, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, martial status, social class, age*, medical condition, or disability.

*Due to funding restrictions we are limited in our abilities to serve minors under 15.

VOLUNTEER

Call the office today to ask about available volunteer opportunities!

We can always use help with:

Events, tabling & fundraisers
24-7 Crisis Hotline
Office support
Donation organization
Serve on the Board of Directors

There are many more opportunities and if you'd like to help in anyway
please contact our office at 541-963-7226