SafeHouses

The DVCC has two residences that provide temporary shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children. Our goals are, first, to ensure the safety of residents and, second, to help equip them for an independent and self-reliant existence after they leave the SafeHouse. Whether for a few days or a few weeks, DVCC residences offer a safe haven in which to get help, heal and take the next steps. Services at the DVCC SafeHouses include: 

  • Safe, confidential, emergency shelter for victims of intimate partner violence and their children
  • Immediate crisis counseling
  • Immediate and ongoing safety planning
  • Introduction to other DVCC services, including counseling and support groups and legal and court advocacy services
  • Assistance with basic needs such as food, clothing and personal items
  • Transportation assistance
  • Children’s advocacy, including assistance with school and camp enrollment
  • Weekly play-based children’s programming focused on self-esteem and healthy communication
  • Referrals to community resources such as medical care, financial assistance, recreation opportunities, mental health services, drug and alcohol services and social services
  • Housing advocacy, including explanations of and referrals to different housing resources locally, regionally, across the state and nationwide
  • Consumer education for the family on how to look for housing and complete applications
  • Economic advocacy, including budget development and assistance with job searches and resumes
  • Guidance in applying for income assistance to meet initial or ongoing rental obligations
  • DVCC partners with an organization (OPIN) that can find temporary foster care for your pet while you are in the SafeHouse