Domestic Violence Services

At Shelterhouse, we provide our clients with free, caring and confidential support and help them live their life free from violence. Those who have survived domestic violence often struggle with the process of healing from trauma. The healing process is enhanced by one-on-one talks with a Client Advocate as well as small group discussions with those who have had similar experiences. Education and support groups for domestic violence survivors meet to learn, support each other, and work through the healing process together. In addition to counseling and support programs, we also provide empowering, respectful and compassionate services to domestic violence survivors, increasing their safety and assisting them in achieving their individually-developed goals. We offer free childcare services so that parents can attend and gain the benefits from our support groups without worrying about who will take of their children.


  • Safe shelter – available 24/7
  • 24-hour crisis line
  • Advocacy and counseling services, including:
    • Safety planning
    • Help with the court process and getting a PPO
    • Medical or legal emergencies
    • Housing assistance
    • Financial resource referral
    • Court accompaniment
    • In-home advocacy services through the domestic violence housing initiative program
    • School registration
    • Help with basic needs – food, clothing, budgeting
  • Prevention, education and outreach
  • Community Referrals
  • Child, youth and adult therapy from masters-level therapists