Since 1979, the Shelter for Help in Emergency has worked to support and empower victims of domestic/intimate partner violence through a combination of trauma-informed residential and community-based outreach services, including a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, safety planning, information and referral, resource assistance, legal advocacy and court accompaniment, supportive counseling, outreach to the Spanish-speaking community, and programs for children and youth.
Each year through a combination of experienced staff and trained volunteers, the Shelter for Help in Emergency responds to over 1200 hotline calls, provides 5000 nights of safe shelter, and offers support services to 400 adults and children.
All services provided by the Shelter are free of charge and are designed to empower victims of abuse to become self-sufficient; to assist women and children to break the cycle of abuse; and to create a community that is more supportive of victims and holds abusers accountable for their actions.
Your donation will enable us to continue ensuring that victims of domestic violence will continue to have access to the full offering of programs and services the Shelter provides in our community! A gift from you would provide -
$25 - a backpack and school supplies for a child who had to leave everything behind.
$75 - one night of safety, food and comfort to a mother and children in our shelter.
$100 - support and advocacy to a victim attending a court hearing.
$250 - one week of support and advocacy to help a child heal from abuse.
$750 - one week of safe shelter to a family, including food, clothing and crisis counseling.
$1,000 - one month of the Shelter’s 24-hour Crisis Hotline costs.
$5,000 - teen dating violence prevention services to area middle and high schools.
Please help us continue the work of our mission to end domestic violence in our community. Your gift, however big or small, will have an impact and ensure that no one at risk is on this journey alone. Thank you!