Friendship Shelter – Laguna Beach, CA
Since 2009, Friendship Shelter has operated the City of Laguna Beach’s Alternative Sleeping Location (emergency shelter program), where those who might otherwise take refuge on beaches or in parks have a clean, safe place to sleep, an evening and morning meal, and the opportunity to store belongings, do laundry, and take a shower. About 325 individuals access the emergency shelter annually and it is the only year-round shelter of its kind in southern Orange County. Each night, doors open at 5 p.m. to provide basic services to 45 individuals.
Homeless Outreach Program Integrated Care System (HOPICS) – Los Angeles, CA
HOPICS is dedicated to providing the highest quality innovative social services to South Los Angeles with an emphasis on behavioral health and housing stability.
These services include primary health care services, mental health services such as outpatient consultation, evaluation, and treatment interventions for emotional, psychological and cognitive problems, biopsychosocial assessments, substance abuse treatment referrals and placement; treatment, education, counseling and rehabilitation to parents with the goal of family reunification; linkages to housing (emergency, transitional and permanent) outreach and engagement; assistance with applying for and obtaining mainstream benefits, child care and nutritional support.
Larkin Street Youth Services – San Francisco, CA
We offer a continuum of services for homeless and runaway youth between the ages of 12 and 24, including emergency and transitional housing, medical care, case management, and college and career readiness programs.
Safe Place for Youth – Venice, CA
Safe Place for Youth’s mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. The program prioritizes low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment. Basic human needs are addressed through a “safe haven” atmosphere of hope and concern. SPY provides three core areas of service provision: Street Outreach, Drop-in Center, and Case Management.
Think Dignity – San Diego, CA
Think Dignity has created San Diego’s first ever mobile “Street Boutique”. This Street Boutique is aimed at providing homeless women with access to feminine hygiene and incontinence products, as well as new undergarments such as bras and underwear. Providing access to feminine hygiene products, incontinence products, new bras and underwear, and products that encourage healthy sex will not only help restore basic dignity to homeless women, but is also aimed at preventing unwanted physical health outcomes from lack of access to hygienic garments and products. Additionally, access to these items will allow women to stay cleaner and healthier, may increase levels of self-esteem, and has the potential to increase the likelihood for a woman to obtain a job or get off the streets.
Ecumenical Social Ministries – Colorado Springs, CO
Ecumenical Social Ministries provides emergency services (food, clothing, showers, hygiene items) to the homeless and economically disadvantaged. For guests who wish to move toward self-sufficiency we provide job training, job search training, resume classes, budgeting classes, etc. All services are free to those we serve.
Family Promise of Brevard – Rockledge, FL
Family Promise of Brevard is dedicated to keeping homeless families together as a unit, providing them temporary shelter and meals through an interfaith network of congregations, and assisting them in obtaining human services, permanent employment, and safe affordable housing, so they can achieve self-sufficiency and lasting independence.
Victim Response, Inc. – Miami, FL
Victim Response will serve as a catalyst of social change to transform our community and champion the human rights of survivors of gender violence and their dependents. This mission will be accomplished by our continued efforts to create, develop and support a comprehensive shelter system which promotes safety and independence. Through the efforts of advocacy, education, leadership, and prevention, we will promote healthy relationships.
On May 14th, 2004 Victim Response, Inc. opened “The Lodge”, a shelter for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault in Miami-Dade County. The Lodge is an innovative facility that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The 46-bed, 10-crib facility provides refuge and crisis intervention to battered women and their children when home is not a safe place. The shelter is open 24 hours a day. 365 days a year and is almost always full to capacity.
Genesis Joy House – Kathleen, GA
The goal of Genesis Joy House is to end chronic homelessness among female veterans in our communities. Achieving that goal is complex, requiring more than putting a roof over the veterans' heads. It requires a holistic approach that addresses the "total veteran" and her needs. Genesis housing will come with a full range of support services including meals, an employment and training program, medical advice, and special services related to PTSD, overcoming military sexual trauma, and other challenges faced by veterans. Intensive case management and counseling are provided to help veterans regain control of their lives.
Midtown Assistance Center – Atlanta, GA
Midtown Assistance Center (MAC) provides rent and utility payments, groceries, transportation for new jobs, men's clothing for work, and Georgia ID assistance. In 2015, MAC served 3,451 individuals in Atlanta, 1,484 of them being women. MAC’s service area includes neighborhoods in which 60% of the households have an income less than $30,000 per year. Many of the people MAC assists work hourly jobs in the retail, childcare, healthcare, and hospitality industries and are able to pay their monthly bills until an unexpected crisis or expense occurs and puts them out of work. They are only one dead car battery, broken bone, or sick child away from losing their financial stability and consequently their housing. Help from MAC is often the only safety net that keeps these hard-working families from becoming homeless. MAC believes that in order for people to prosper in the community, basic needs must be met. When basic needs are met, families get through temporary crises so they can thrive in their community.
On The Rise – Cambridge, MA
Since 1995, On The Rise has helped hundreds of women throughout Greater Boston manage the day-to-day struggle of life when they do not have a stable and safe place to call home. On The Rise's Safe Haven is open 6-days a week including most holidays, and is located in a beautiful Victorian house. From this house, the women of On The Rise have access to tangible essentials including: day-time shelter from the environment, hot breakfast and lunch, a private shower, clean clothing, laundry, phone, computer (with internet access), a quiet place to nap or read, an address to receive mail, and limited storage place for personal belongings.
Rosie’s Place – Boston, MA
The mission of Rosie's Place is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.
Since 1974, Rosie's Place has worked to recognize the overlooked and remedy the underserved women in the Greater Boston area. We strive to offer our guests support and opportunities that are thoughtful, respectful and, ultimately, make a difference. For each woman who walks through our doors, Rosie's Place offers a comprehensive set of services to help make real and lasting changes in her life. We constantly assess the changing needs of our guests and work to find the best ways to meet them. Whether a woman requires food, clothing, housing, advocacy, health care, education, or employment, Rosie's Place is there to help her.
Women’s Lunch Place – Boston, MA
Women’s Lunch Place is a safe, welcoming daytime shelter for women experiencing poverty or homelessness. We offer a supportive and dignified community, healthy meals and individualized services to encourage women to make positive changes in their lives.
Launch Ministry – Chaska, MN
· Support homeless youth and young adults at our homeless drop-in resource center
· Offer supportive housing to homeless young adult men and women
· Teach life skills classes
· Develop character through mentoring relationships
· Offer Bible studies and support groups
· Provide volunteer opportunities
· Build community through weekly free dinners
· Connect young people with employment opportunities
· Network with churches and other service organizations to best serve young people
Camden County Women’s Center – Camden, NJ
The Camden County Women’s Center (CCWC) is under the umbrella of NJAC, a private 501(c)3 organization. CCWC is dedicated to assisting survivors of domestic violence, build violence-free lives, and to reduce domestic violence through community education initiatives.
Services are provided to residents of Camden County without regard to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, color, creed or disability. All services are free and confidential and include a 24 hour hotline, supportive case management, emergency shelter, court advocacy and children’s programs (PALS)
Caring Hearts Ministry – Haddonfield, NJ
Working with the Southern NJ Regional Family HIV Treatment Center at Cooper Hospital, CHM helps lessen the burdens of children and families struggling with HIV/AIDS. They provide emergency financial assistance, as well as practical support with issues of everyday living. These include paying utility bills and rent to help keep people in their homes, and providing grocery store gift cards to supplement food stamps. In addition, Caring Hearts organizes quarterly social events where families socialize and receive needed supplies, including a Holiday Party where their Wish Lists are fulfilled by gift sponsors. Donors who can provide collections of personal care items, gift cards, and holiday gifts are gratefully welcomed. For more information, please call (856) 428-2273.
Cathedral Kitchen – Camden, NJ
The mission of the Cathedral Kitchen is to provide essential life services that support the health and well being of those in our community and, in doing so, to affirm each person’s humanity and dignity while guiding them towards self sufficiency. CK provides over 200,000 meals a year. Over 107,000 were served in their dining room in 2013. They also provided 88,000 take home meals as well as 7,400 meals for local afterschool programs, transitional housing programs, and other agencies.
In February of 2009, Cathedral Kitchen launched its first job training initiative—the Culinary Arts Training (CAT) program. Our CAT program targets residents of Camden and surrounding areas who are unemployed or underemployed, unskilled, or at risk of homelessness. There are no tuition costs to enrolled students; textbooks, study materials, chef uniforms and shoes are provided by CK. CAT students are recruited from agencies that serve those in the most need of job assistance: shelters, halfway houses, our dinner guests and the local Camden population.
Center for Family Services – Camden, NJ
SERV (Services Empowering Rights of Victims)
Provides a 24/7 toll-free hotline, crisis intervention, advocacy, and accompaniments to hospitals, police stations, and courts for survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Ongoing counseling and support groups are available to empower victims to become survivors. SERV provides safe housing for female victims of domestic violence and their children.
Provides temporary housing for women age 18-35 who are currently homeless and either pregnant or parenting one to three children, age eight and under. Services include:
- emergency shelter for mothers and children
- on-site counseling and case management
- educational classes focused on parenting, anger management, communication
& substance abuse
- assistance with creating and implementing goals for self-sufficiency with a
focus on employment, education & housing
- on-site daycare
Provides apartments in the Camden area for young adults who have aged out of the foster care system or for young people without the support of family. With the guidance of counselors, young adults learn to set goals, make responsible choices, and develop a plan for a self-sufficient future.
A structured transitional living program and supported apartments providing transitional living assistance for homeless female youth ages 16-20. The primary goal of the program is the development of an independent living plan. Young ladies stay 6-18 months in a structured group home setting and/or up to one year in a supported apartment where they receive counseling, life and social skills training, and employment and education assistance.
Street Outreach Services
Street Outreach Services is a street-based outreach program offering crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, and prevention services. Counselors work to help homeless, runaway or couch-surfing teens find a safe and stable home. The program also provides education and public speaking workshops about high-risk behaviors to schools and other organizations.
Lutheran Social Ministries of SJ – Camden, NJ
New Visions is a day service center that provides shelter and warmth to Camden's homeless community. The shelter provides breakfast, lunch, shower facilities, laundry facilities, a food pantry, a clothing closet, mail services, and assistance to guests in their employment search.
Oaks Integrated Care – Mt. Holly, NJ
The Foster Flex Mentoring Program provides mentoring to youth living in foster care, group homes or independent living accommodations, to assist in stabilizing conditions to prevent, reduce, and/or positively impact the effects of abuse and/or neglect. These services are also intended to reduce the need for out of home placement for youth already in placement to assist in permanency planning by impacting the youth's ability to return home or to reside in an alternate community based setting and to achieve an appropriate level of independent functioning.
Robins’ Nest – Glassboro, NJ
Life Link Homes
The program provides safe, affordable efficiency apartments for homeless youth ages 18-21 and those leaving the child welfare system. The program assists residents in making successful transitions to self-sufficient living by providing permanent housing, skill development, career planning and mentoring, and other support services which meet each person’s developmental needs.
The group home serves adolescent females ages 14 to 18 who live in the state of New Jersey. All youth are experiencing significant emotional and behavioral challenges. Typically, they come from a variety of settings including residential facilities, detention centers, and single-parent families. It is these characteristics that make them distinct from the general population.
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center – Princeton, NJ
The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is a program of the non-profit YWCA Princeton. For more than 40 years, they have been providing free programs designed to help women through the entire breast cancer journey – from diagnosis through treatment, recovery, survivorship, and even recurrence. Their comprehensive approach to breast cancer support and education positively impacts the lives of more than 5,000 individuals each year, and helps hundreds of women learn to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer. Some of the many free services and programs they offer include: a mind/body wellness program, a prosthesis & wig boutique, patient assistance fund, transportation services, and support groups.
Ali Forney Center – New York, NY
The mission of the Ali Forney Center is to help homeless LGBT youth ages 16-24 to be safe, thrive, and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood by providing housing and a continuum of supportive and clinical services, in an effort to prepare them for successful independent living.
NYC Rescue Mission – New York, NY
The New York City Rescue Mission exists to provide help and hope to the hungry, homeless and hurting men and women of New York City.
The Mission provides a full schedule of programs and services designed to instill hope and create a foundation to rebuild lives. They include Recovery Program, Career and Learning Center, Emergency Shelter, Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, Clothing Closet, Medical Clinic and Social Services.
The Retreat – East Hampton, NY
The Retreat’s mission is to provide safety, shelter and support for victims of domestic abuse and to break the cycle of family violence. In pursuit of our mission, The Retreat annually provides help for thousands of families. The Retreat is a safe haven for families in crisis. We provide numerous services to protect victims, provide safety and help them get back on their feet and live productive lives.
SCO Family of Services – Dix Hills, NY
Madonna Heights is dedicated to helping vulnerable adolescent girls, women and families build a strong foundation for the future. Our Suffolk County-based services consist of community and campus- based residential programs and a campus school for adolescent girls. An on-campus mental health clinic is available to Nassau or Suffolk County residents. Core services include education and youth services, early childhood services, family support services, shelters and homeless services.
Services for the UnderServed – New York, NY
SUS offers a full spectrum of housing, employment and treatment programs for veterans facing unemployment, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and HIV/AIDS. These high-impact programs directly address the integration needs of returning service members as they readjust to civilian life and recover from the invisible and physical wounds of war.
Haven House Services – Raleigh, NC
Haven House Services strengthens youth and young adults through effective programs, advocacy and community mobilization. The Transition In Place Program provides transitional housing services homeless youth ages 18-21 and their minor dependents. The Outreach Center provides homeless and street-dependent youth ages 17-23 with a safe and structured place for study, socialization, recreation, skill-building courses, and case manager/counselor meetings.
Reach of Macon County – Franklin, NC
REACH of Macon County is a non-profit that provides the only specialized and comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their children in Macon County. REACH provides services, free of charge, to any male, female, or child who has been a victim of or who is at risk for domestic violence and/or sexual assault including physical abuse, emotional abuse, elder abuse, financial abuse, stalking, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. REACH provides specialized programs including Latino Outreach, Elder Abuse Assistance, Youth Victim Advocacy, Violence Primary Prevention Education, and Wrap Around Services. REACH also provides community education and professional trainings to persons in our community including law enforcement, social service providers, civic groups, the school system, youth groups, church groups, and the community at large.
Cross Roads Crisis Center – Lima, OH
Our programs include safe confidential emergency shelter, 24/7 crisis hot line, crisis intervention, court advocacy, individualized safety planning, victim educational support groups, case management, advocacy, information and referrals, life skills program, non-residential services, community awareness and education and diverse community partnerships.
Edna House for Women – Cleveland, OH
The Edna House for Women is 501(c)(3), structured sober living facility designed to provide food, shelter, and sobriety services to women in need regardless of their ability to pay. Established in 2004 in a tiny house serving three women, we now have four facilities which are home to roughly 60 women at any given time. The Edna House is a grass-roots organization with the basic guiding principle of one woman helping another which has led to an 83% success rate of the women who have completed our program. The Edna House staff and volunteer base is composed entirely of alumni and women from the local recovery community who believe in the guiding principles of the 12 steps. Our alumni association currently has 214 active members with a separate mission, vision and officers.
Forbes House – Painesville, OH
Established in 1980, Forbes House is the first and only safe haven in Lake County with services specific to the needs of all domestic violence victims. Our confidential approach includes 24/7 helplines, emergency shelter, family and legal advocacy, children’s counseling, adult and children’s support groups, life skills and therapy opportunities, an aftercare program plus community education and outreach.
Bethlehem Haven – Pittsburgh, PA
Bethlehem Haven provides shelter and supportive services to thousands of homeless women. The continuum of care consists of a range of housing and supportive services designed to enable each women to identify her needs, develop a plan of action, and achieve a successful outcome.
Bethlehem Haven believes that a secure home is an essential foundation for women to achieve stable mental and physical health, as well as personal empowerment. Every woman who lives at Bethlehem Haven is linked to supportive services, specifically designed for their individual needs. Bethlehem Haven helps clients identify an action plan to achieve self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
DePaul USA – Philadelphia, PA
St. Raymond’s House opened up in October 2015 and provides permanent housing for homeless individuals with chronic health conditions. Services include case management, assistance with employment, and weekly health and wellness activities. All services are delivered using the harm-reduction approach within a trauma-informed, strengths-based and holistic environment.
Gettysburg C.A.R.E.S. – Gettysburg, PA
Gettysburg CARES consists of a cold weather shelter from October to April and a year round resource center geared to provide support to our guests. This includes access to showers, computers and laundry services.
Libertae – Bensalem, PA
It is the mission of Libertae to empower women and their families to maintain recovery through comprehensive treatment programs that support healthy communities.
The organization provides long term residential treatment for women, pregnant women and women with children recovering from a substance dependence. They are dedicated to breaking the family cycle of addiction and to achieve optimal stabilization in all life areas for families. Group and individual counseling, case management and life skills education, parenting education/skills, children's groups and prevention programming, medical and psychiatric stabilization are just some of the services and support provided.
Safe Harbor Easton – Easton, PA
By day, Safe Harbor Easton is a sanctuary for low income adults seeking a place to gather for meals and to obtain support services such as case management and referrals to local providers in the Lehigh Valley. By night it is an emergency and short term transitional shelter for homeless single men and women. Every day, 22 men and 14 women call Safe Harbor home. Shelter residents are permitted to stay for a period of 60 – 120 days while they strive to achieve self sufficiency.
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission – Philadelphia, PA
Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission offers a variety of programs and services to accomplish our mission of providing for the practical and spiritual needs of hungry, homeless and hurting individuals in the Philadelphia area. It is our desire to meet the immediate needs of our guests and to create an environment which inspires real life changes that lead to restoration and rehabilitation.
Since its founding in 1878, meals have been an essential service provided by the Mission to the disadvantaged men, women, and children in Philadelphia. Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission provides 3 meals a day every single day of the year to any one in need, and it serves the most meals to the homeless indoors than any other program in Center City Philadelphia.
Turning Point of Lehigh Valley – Allentown, PA
Turning Point is the Lehigh Valley’s only nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating domestic violence. Our work involves educating and supporting abuse victims to help them discover their strengths and abilities so they can walk away from fear, isolation and desperation. We also believe it is important to increase community awareness of domestic violence through educational presentations and training seminars. We operate a Safe House Shelter with 47 beds, and our programs include: 24-hour confidential Helpline, Individual Counseling, Support Groups, Court Advocacy, Prevention Education in the area schools and Community Outreach.
Valley Youth House – Philadelphia, PA
The Synergy Project is a street outreach program designed to help runaway, homeless, nomadic and street youth age 21 and under. Outreach workers offer survivor supplies, peer support, informal counseling, information and referral services, and assistance to get off the streets, if desired.
Women Against Abuse – Philadelphia, PA
Women Against Abuse strives to provide a continuum of care -- from telephone crisis counseling to long-term supportive housing -- in a manner that promotes victim safety, autonomy and dignity.
- Safe Haven: Since 1977, Women Against Abuse has operated Philadelphia's
only safe haven for victims of domestic violence.
- New Safe Haven - Spring 2014: After years of turning away thousands of
requests for space in its current safe haven, Women Against Abuse will be
launching a second 100-bed safe haven!
- Legal Center: The Women Against Abuse Legal Center is among the first
in the nation to dedicated to victims of domestic violence.
- Sojourner House: Women Against Abuse operates the region's first transitional housing program for abused women and children.
- Safe at Home Program: The Safe at Home Program provides survivors with community-based aftercare services and financial assistance to safely transition
to homes in the community.
- Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline: Women Against Abuse leads the 24-hour, citywide hotline, a central point of access for crisis counseling, safety planning and referrals.
- Education and Training: Women Against Abuse educators train professionals, students, survivors and community members to effectively intervene in the cycle of abuse.
Women In Need – Chambersburg, PA
Women In Need works with domestic violence and sexual assault victims in Franklin and Fulton Counties. WIN offers emergency shelter, medical advocacy, legal advocacy, a 24 hour emergency hotline, prevention education and a volunteer program.
Spectrum Youth & Family Services – Burlington, VT
· Drop-In Center (free meals, laundry, shower, hygiene items, clothes, etc.)
· Supportive Housing
· Mental Health & Substance Abuse Counseling
· Case Management
· Job and Life Skill Training
· Mentoring for Youth ages 12-26