The Partnership’s Family Violence Center provides immediate shelter to individuals and their children who are victims of domestic violence. The Family Violence Center offers support to individuals by providing a safe environment. The location of the shelter is confidential. The shelter’s living quarters consist of dormitory style rooms with a communal kitchen, bathroom and living room.
The Family Violence Center understands that the victim cannot bring all personal items with them so food, personal items, and linens are provided.
The staff also recognizes and attends to the physical, emotional and educational needs of the children involved. Family Violence Center staff work diligently to educate the general public, law enforcement, and all organizations about domestic violence issues and encourages their support.
The individual can stay in the shelter for 30 days with the option to apply for additional time up to 90 days. The case manager and the individual work together in assessing the individual’s current needs and create goals that may include counseling, legal advocacy, housing and employment in order to work towards recovery while they reside in the shelter. Case managers work with the clients and make referrals to community resources including transportation assistance.
Counseling referrals are available to anyone who has experienced domestic violence and does not require the individual to be a resident of the shelter. A Domestic Violence Support Group for non-residents is held every Thursday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Call (423) 755-2822 for more information and to sign up.
Do you or someone you know need help?
Call the Crisis Hotline for 24/7 Support: 423-755-2700
Call Partnership’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline to receive guidance in creating a safety plan to leave 423.755.2700
Top 10 Signs of Domestic Violence
Does your partner:
- Make you feel worthless?
- Hurt you physically?
- Isolate you from loved ones?
- Control your access to money?
- Accuse you of cheating?
- Intimidate/threaten you or your loved ones?
- Pressure you into unwanted sex?
- Threaten to hurt themselves if they don't get what they want?
- Control what you do and who you see?
- Stalk you, including calling/texting constantly or following you?