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Laura's House, a non-profit organization, prevents and reduces the incidence of domestic and family violence through shelter and support programs, education and outreach.OUR MISSION
Changing social beliefs, attitudes and the behaviors that perpetuate domestic violence while creating a safe space in which to empower individuals and families affected by abuse
Laura's House programs and services consist of a short-term emergency shelter, short-term transitional housing facility, outpatient counseling center, legal advocacy, prevention education and community outreach.
Laura's House provides the following services:
24 Hour Crisis Hot-Line, (866) 498-1511
The Emergency Shelter is a 55-bed facility for women and their children seeking safe refuge from domestic violence. The 30 to 45-day program includes psycho-educational groups, individual and/or family therapy, and case management services as well as food, toiletries, and emergency clothing.
The Transitional Housing program is a 6-12 month long-term transitional housing program providing counseling, case management and life skills training needed to become self-sufficient and remain violence free. This is available to graduates of the Laura's House program.
The Counseling & Resource Center provides a variety of therapeutic counseling, psycho-education and supportive services. Assistance is available to men, women and children who have been affected by domestic violence. Services are provided in English or Spanish.
Legal Advocacy at Laura's House is designed to assist clients at our Counseling & Resource Center as well as residents of the Emergency Shelter. Legal Advocates assist with filing Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, document preparation, court accompaniment and support, and information and referrals. Services are provided in English and Spanish.
The goal of Prevention Education is to reach children and teens within our local schools and institutions to teach them healthy ways to relate to each other and to break the cycle of violence in our community.
Healthy Emotions and Attitudes in Relationships for Teens (H.E.A.R.T.) are workshops offered in high schools and other community sites. Participants learn healthy ways to relate to each other, how to recognize red flags of abuse in dating relationships, and how to find resources for additional education, support, and counseling.
Community Outreach is an integral part of our programs. Laura's House is active in our community, corporations and businesses and participating in a variety of community fundraisers. Laura's House also facilitates a state approved 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training three times per year.
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