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Emergency Shelter

Bay Area Women’s Center offers safe haven for victims of domestic violence for approximately 30-45 days. 

Once the client and children (if any) are safely secure within our facility, a team of staff members provide counseling and resources, which may specifically include:

  • General safety education as well as an individualized safety plan to ensure ongoing safety for the client and family after leaving the facility

  • Assistance with setting individualized goals

  • Group and individual counseling

  • Direct services related to transportation, health care, childcare, housing, legal assistance, parenting education, and any other support the victim identifies as a need

  • Information and referrals related to mental health and substance abuse treatment and assistance

  • Referrals, information and access to community resources that help increase autonomy and self-sufficiency

  • Education to help individuals develop healthy relationship and life skills.

  • Resources for job searching and resume writing

  • Material needs – free of charge – which may include, but are not limited to, clothing, food, diapers, formula, shoes, personal care items, etc.

  • Victim advocacy through assistance with Personal Protection Orders (PPO’s) and other legal documents, as well as providing support by attending hearings and trials with victims

  • 24 hour crisis lines to ensure victims are safe and supported at all times

  • Pet accommodations at an off-site boarding facility. Contingent upon available funding. Restrictions apply.

If you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence and need emergency shelter, call our hotline at 989-686-4551 or 1-800-834-2098 toll free 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Take a look inside our shelter

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