The Caring Place’s 24-bed shelter is located at an undisclosed address for the safety and confidentiality of those who seek refuge there. A call to the crisis line is the usual method of entry.
SHELTER AND SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL
RESIDENCE – The 6-bedroom shelter was once a private residence and retains a home-like atmosphere. The living room and kitchen are often meeting places for adults, while children gather in the brightly decorated activity room. Laundry facilities, outside deck, as well as a large backyard are also available to shelter residents.
ELIGIBILITY– Domestic violence and sexual assault victims, both female and male of every age, and their dependent children.
Needs Assessment/Goal Planning – Working together, an Advocate and client develop a plan to assist the client to achieve a violence-free life.
Support Services – In one-on-one sessions, Advocates assist clients in understanding the effects of domestic violence or sexual assault on their lives and on their children, as well as provide present options for violence-free life and emotional support.
Advocacy – An Advocate works to connect clients with community resources and speaks on behalf of the client seeking assistance or information from other agencies or individuals.
Support/Educational Groups – A variety of topics are covered including the dynamics of domestic violence, effects of family violence on children, substance abuse, parenting, nutrition, budgeting, esteem building, etc.
Safety Planning – An Advocate and client develop a plan that the client and children can implement if an abusive situation arises.
Referrals – The agency maintains a resource file of other agencies and individuals who can assist clients to meet their goals.
Legal Advocacy – The Legal Services Coordinator provides information about accessing the legal system and obtaining protective orders. The Coordinator or a volunteer may accompany clients to court and attorney appointments.
TO ACCESS THE EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROGRAM,
CALL OUR 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE:
Toll-free Long Distance: 1-800-933-0466