Self-determination is a key component to breaking the cycle of domestic violence.Being in an abusive relationship can be scary and confusing. When you are unsure where to turn, Domestic Violence Services (DVS) at Catholic Charities offers shelter and safety. We value a survivor’s freedom to choose, learn, and grow and provide an environment that promotes respect and confidence, while empowering survivors to advocate for themselves and their families.
24/7 CRISIS HOTLINE
Domestic violence advocates are available by phone 24 hours a day to answer questions, discuss options, and provide support including crisis intervention and safety planning. Advocates are available to survivors, their friends and family, service providers, and the general community.
Sheltering services for survivors and their children provide a secure, temporary place to stay along with care and support as they regain control to make decisions about their future.
Our Shelter offers a confidential, home-like atmosphere providing refuge and professional services for families.
AFTER SHELTER SUPPORT
Both during and after a survivor’s stay, our community reintegration advocates provide resources and referrals for economic empowerment such as employment and housing needs. We continue to support survivors to live safely in pursuing their dreams without fear.
For individuals who have experienced rape, physical abuse and stalking by an intimate partner, our advocates empower survivors as they develop an individualized plan for themselves and their children.
The plan addresses practical concerns, as well as emotional barriers. Based on the plan, survivors are provided with resources and referrals to appropriate community support and programs to match their needs.
WISH LISTWhen individuals seek refuge in our Shelter, it’s not uncommon for them to come to us with just the clothes on their backs. Often times, Catholic Charities must supply items like toiletries, clothing, baby goods, etc. To help ease the financial burden on our organization, we've created a Wish List on Amazon. We want to make a Client’s stay in our Shelter as comfortable as possible. We’d love your help in spreading the word about this Wish List. Tell your friends and family. It’s a great way to support Catholic Charities! AMAZON WISH LIST
CRISIS HOTLINE: 402.558.5700