What is it?

This program is designed to provide emergency services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their dependants. 

The program components are:

  • 24 hour crisis line coverage
  • Emergency shelter
  • Hospital advocacy for victims of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
  • Emergency agency referrals (CHFS, law enforcement)
  • Case management: helping client assess needs, setting specific short-term goals, and accessing community services

Who is appropriate for this program?

  • Victims of domestic violence whose perpetrator is someone with whom there is or has been an intimate relationship
  • Victims of recent sexual assault referred by advocates
  • Any dependant who accompanies an adult victim

What is offered?

  • A short-term shelter for residential clients
  • Counseling and education
  • Referrals to other community agencies
  • Agency advocacy
  • Intensive case management with emphasis on immediate needs (i.e. safety, legal, physical and mental health, financial, housing, substance abuse treatment)
  • Collaboration with children’s program to allow for “family advocacy”

What are the program goals?

  • Safe environment for victims and accompanying dependents
  • Progress toward stabilization through individual and group counseling
  • Awareness of community based supportive services
  • Setting and completion of short-term goals (2-4 weeks)
  • Ability to safety plan
  • Progress toward support services or independent living

For more information or if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, referral, or shelter due to a domestic violence and/or sexual assault incident, please call 
270-885-4572 or 800-766-0000.