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
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.