Our Services

Shelter residency is not required in order to receive services.

kimsad-purple24 Hour Crisis Intervention

Trained staff and volunteers are available in urgent and emergency situations to assist with, and provide for, victims’ immediate safety, shelter and supportive needs. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency Shelter

The shelter offers a caring and non-threatening refuge where residents can be safe, find support, and use goal-setting techniques to plan for the future. Basic assistance for food, clothing, baby supplies and emergency transportation are all provided.

Information, Advocacy and Referral

Through an established network of social agencies and private practitioners, we are able to provide referral and assistance for victims with legal, medical, vocational, housing, financial and educational concerns. Court accompaniment is also available.

Individual Support

Our staff and trained volunteers are available for both confidential telephone and in person support sessions.

Empowerment Groups

The Empowerment Support Groups provide support and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence.  The evening meets weekly and conducts sessions in English and Spanish.  The Children’s Program offers a concurrent session during the evening.

A daytime session is available to accommodate individuals who are unable to meet in the evenings (a children’s program is not available during the daytime group).

Children’s Programs

Weekly programs providing positive interaction and addressing issues relating to domestic violence are available.   Children’s activities also take place throughout the week for children staying at the shelter.

Community Education/Outreach

Programs are available for groups, schools, and professional service agencies. Youth programs include; Hands are Not For Hitting, Safe Dates, and STARS. Public events are also planned throughout the year.  Visit our Latest News page via the Open Gate link for more information.

Even with all of these efforts, there are thousands of women in our service area experiencing violence on recurring basis.