The Naomi Davis Shelterhouse provides a safe haven, advocacy and support services for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault and their dependent children. Our philosophy is based on the Empowerment Model, which gives individuals the knowledge, skills and tools to make informed decisions, gain self-sufficiency and achieve their goals. Our home can serve up to six families with each family being provided their own clean, safe environment with a fresh start toward their success as a survivor.
The Naomi Davis Shelterhouse offers 30-day emergency shelter for victims (males and females) fleeing a domestic violence, sexual assault or domestic stalking situation. Although our primary goal is to provide immediate safety for victims and their families, through this program we also offer:
a 24 hour hotline for crisis intervention, safety planning, information and referrals.
Calling the hotline (517-278-SAFE) does not mean having to come in and stay. Our staff can assist with a safety plan and provide support, emotional or physical. We refer to other agencies depending on the need. Non-residential services are available and offer similar services as if staying in the shelter.
Basic Needs Assistance is provided including food, clothing, personal care products and transportation vouchers.
Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Education
We will develop a safety plan by teaching actions to take during a violent incident, when planning to leave or safety after leaving. Understanding that this can happen to anyone and that it is not your fault will be the basis of the education.
We will provide options not only in safety planning but in self-esteem. Our women’s support group meets weekly as well as offering an opportunity for individual counseling.
Case Management Services
Goal planning starts while in shelter and referrals continue upon exit. Each resident sets their own goals and we assist in providing resources to reach those goals through supportive counseling and guidance
A legal advocate is on staff who provides criminal justice intervention and education on the rights of the victim. A Personal Protection Order can be obtained, court accompaniment, information and referrals for area resources will be provided and assistance with a personalized safety plan, filing compensation paperwork will be given to victim.
Staff will assist in resumé construction, employment searches, and will post job opportunities. Resources to help clients feel empowered and gain self-sufficiency are provided.
Staff will assist in finding acceptable and safe housing. We have many contacts within the community so that housing will not prevent you from being successful in your survivorship.
Our staff collaborates with other agencies both in our community and the surrounding area, allowing the best set of resources available. Our staff is trained and informed and all services at the Naomi Davis Shelterhouse are free
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