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 44-year history, our shelter and services have
expanded, but our focus has remained on helping families leave domestic
violence safely and successfully.
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.
At Peace at Home Family Shelter, we are committed to supporting survivors of intimate partner violence in Northwest Arkansas. In 2020 alone, we provided:
Safe shelter to 109 adults and 90 children escaping violence.
Housing assistance to 148 families in our community.
Legal services to 358 individuals, including divorce and child custody representation and assistance with obtaining orders of protection.
Counseling services to 65 survivors of domestic violence.
A listening ear and assistance to 1,074 crisis calls received through our hotline.
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.
Our Leadership Staff
Aurora Vicari Director of Programs
Lynn King CFO
Eva Terry Development Director
Katelyn Admire Senior Staff Attorney
Maria Torres Bilingual Counselor
Mitzi O'Dell Thrift Store Manager
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Our work is making a difference in the lives of families in Northwest Arkansas every day, but we need your help.