About Peace at Home Family Shelter

 

 

Our Story

 
Founded in 1977 by a group of community members, Peace at Home was the very first domestic violence shelter in the state of Arkansas. Our current programs include a 24-hour crisis hotline, 50-bed emergency shelter, legal services, support groups, counseling, and housing assistance programs. All services are confidential and free of charge for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Each year, Peace at Home supports over 1,000 individuals in the community as they seek safety and independence. In our 45-year history, our shelter and services have expanded, but our focus has remained on helping families leave domestic violence safely and successfully.

 

Our Mission


Our mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to survive and thrive by nurturing their self-determination and courage; and to promote healthy relationships and compassionate communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.

Our Impact

 
At Peace at Home Family Shelter, we are committed to supporting survivors of intimate partner violence in Northwest Arkansas. In 2023 alone, we provided:

 

  • Safe shelter to 178 individuals escaping violence, totaling 7,808 nights of safe shelter. 
  • Housing assistance to 110 individuals in our community.
  • Legal services to 285 survivors and their families, including divorce and child custody representation and assistance with obtaining orders of protection.
  • Counseling services to 71 survivors of domestic violence.
  • A listening ear and assistance to 1,266 crisis calls received through our hotline.
  • $10,782 total amount of thrift store vouchers given to clients. 

2022

Impact Report

Read It Here!

 

Fall 2023 Newsletter

 

 

Read It Here!

Our Board Members


The Board of Directors of Peace at Home Family Shelter is an all-volunteer group comprised of individuals from our local community. They devote their time, talents, and resources to fulfilling the mission of Peace at Home.



Melissa Atkins

Tina Bare

Tyler Benson

 

Teddy Cardwell
Melanie Gage

 

SARAH JOHNSON

Sarah Langham

Julianna Munden
Blake Pennington

Maudie Schmitt

 

dave pieper

Sharon Wright
 

Community Leadership Council

 
The Community Leadership Council comprises of 10-18 individuals who will strive to help advance the mission, vision, and programs of Peace at Home. Members will expand community awareness around domestic violence and help grow the relationship between Peace at Home and our surrounding community. 

 

Prentis Grayson
 
Nicholas Batker
 
Kathy Nunez
 
Addison Mahaffey
 
Braden Little
 
Jennifer Dodson
Cassandra Funes
 
Tanya Cook
 
Justin Kelly
 
Sarah Salsbury
 
lauri thomas

Our Leadership Staff

TERESA MILLS 
she/her/hers
CEO
tmills@peaceathomeshelter.com

 

AURORA VICARI 
she/her/hers
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS 
avicari@peaceathomeshelter.com

 

LYNN KING 
she/her/hers
CFO 
lking@peaceathomeshelter.com

EVA TERRY 

she/her/hers
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
eterry@peaceathomeshelter.com

 

BETH LOOPER
she/her/hers
LEAD ADVOCATE 
elooper@peaceathomeshelter.com

 

AKAYLA LYONS
she/her/hers
STAFF ATTORNEY
alyons@peaceathomeshelter.com

JAMIE HARRINGTON-GREENWELL
she/her/hers

STAFF ATTORNEY 
jhgreenwell@peaceathomeshelter.com

MARIA TORRES 
she/her/hers

BILINGUAL COUNSELOR 
mtorres@peaceathomeshelter.com

MITZI O'DELL
she/her/hers

THRIFT STORE MANAGER 
modell@peaceathomeshelter.com
 

 

 

Peace at Home Family Shelter is a proud grantee of AmeriCorps. 

 

We receive funding from AmeriCorps to operate our VISTA program. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA and service opportunities here.

Want to Help?


Our work is making a difference in the lives of families in Northwest Arkansas every day, but we need your help.

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