What We Do
Helping Others Build And Live A Life Free From Violence
— Shelter + Housing
Emergency housing provides safety to those fleeing from a domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking experience.
Transitional Housing Program – for those who are homeless due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking to help transition from emergency shelter to independent living with the goal of stabilizing in permanent housing
— Advocacy + Support
We’re here to help you explore your options.
Our certified advocates provide emotional support, information and choices, safety planning, and assist in meeting basic needs such as clothing, food, and financial assistance.
Accompaniment can be provided by an advocate as a support person to medical visits, police, and court hearings.
— Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)
Everyone Seeking care after an assault deserves support, autonomy and choice about what happens next.
SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence) Exam, is conducted by a trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
REPORTING IS YOUR CHOICE
The results of your SAFE Exam may be submitted anonymously to the police, include your name, or not be submitted at all.
— 24 Hour Hotline
The Hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking directly, as well as to family members, or friends who are seeking support and Information.
Information and referrals can be provided by our Shelter From the Storm Staff for the following:
- Legal Aid Services
- Low Income Housing
- Food Assistance & Banks
- Child Care/Pre-School
- Health and Counseling Services
- Government Agencies
— Support Groups + Counseling
In support group, participants can talk through their experiences, and hear stories from others who have experienced sexual assault or abuse in their relationships. You are the teller of your own story. Your voice deserves to be heard.
To RSVP and acquire support group location, please contact our office.
Shelter From the Storm offers a contracted counseling service as funding allows.
Please contact Shelter From the Storm for more information on available counseling services.
RAINN is the nations largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Operating around the clock, seven days a week, confidential and free of cost, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides lifesaving tools and immediate support to enable victims to find safety and live lives free of abuse. Callers to The Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) can expect highly trained, experienced advocates to offer compassionate support, crisis intervention information, educational services and referral services in more than 200 languages. Visitors to this site can find information about domestic violence, online instructional materials, safety planning, local resources and ways to support the organization.