A short-term residential facility for women and their children seeking confidential refuge from an unsafe living situation.
Designed to help women and their children bridge the gap between their time at the Safe House and living independently.
Educational and empowering programs such as, counseling, support groups, and specialized youth programs are offered for all ages groups.
A group of volunteers who are specially trained to provide critical and clear information on scene, in a time of crisis.
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