Leaving an abusive environment can be dangerous. Survivors needing to flee an unsafe environment are aided by our shelter advocates in navigating this process and, when available, are welcomed into our safe shelter program. Supporting survivors is still our main priority amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, we have continued to offer safe housing at a limited capacity throughout the pandemic for the safety of those needing safe shelter.
We have two housing programs; The Safe Housing Enterprise (SHE) and Home Restored. The SHE Program offers financial assistance and housing support for up to two years for survivors of domestic violence facing significant barriers to safety and independence. The Home Restored program provides short-term financial assistance and advocacy to help families obtain or maintain safe housing in the community. Other services such as transportation, emotional support, and referrals help survivors of domestic violence thrive in our community.
Legal Advocates assist clients in obtaining and completing the paperwork needed for legal issues related to domestic violence, such as police reports, protective orders, immigration issues, child custody, and divorce. Legal Advocates also accompany clients to court to provide information and emotional support. Staff Attorneys provide direct representation for clients in protective orders, divorce, and custody cases.
Peace at Home provides professional counseling services in English and Spanish for adult survivors of domestic violence and their children. These counseling services are focused on trauma recovery to help survivors thrive after leaving violence.
Clients shop for free at The Peace at Home Thrift Store using vouchers. Sales to the public help support our mission. The store accepts clothing, furniture, and household items necessary for families to establish independent living and replace items left behind.
In addition to these services, Peace at Home also helps connect individuals to a variety of other supports in our community. These referrals may include public/private housing options, legal services, social services, child protective services, psychological services, medical services, employment agencies, and more.