The Design House Committee is currently pursuing sponsors for the 2011 event. If you or your firm is interested in sponsoring the 2011 Design House event, please contact us at CvilleDesignHouse@gmail.com.
Clients seeking safe, longer-term accommodations are referred to the Shelter’s Transitional Housing Program for a period of three months to two years. Victims of abuse not needing residential services are readily offered counseling and support services by program staff. All shelter programs and services are designed to empower victims of abuse to become self-sufficient; to assist women and children to break the cycle of abuse; and to create a community that is more supportive of victims and holds abusers accountable for their actions.
Each year, through both residential and non-residential programs, the Shelter responds to nearly 1000 hotline calls, provides close to 4,000 nights of safe shelter to more than 200 women and children, and assists many other victims of domestic violence in our community through the court system and with supportive outreach counseling. In order to be eligible for these services, one simply needs to call the 24-hour hotline—there are no restrictions based on income, insurance status, lifestyle, or other concerns. They work with victims of domestic violence as well as concerned friends and family, community members, and allied professionals. While domestic violence can and does happen to anyone, the majority of the residential clients tend to fall at or below the poverty level, and many are homeless because of the domestic violence in their lives.
To learn more about the Shelter for Help in Emergency and find out how you can help, please contact:
Shelter for Help in Emergency , P.O. Box 1013 , Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Crisis Hotline: 434-293-8509
Community Outreach Center: 434-963-4676