Genesis House Emergency Shelter
Genesis House provides a free, safe haven for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Residents share a kitchen, dining room, children’s play-room, quiet room, common living room and bathrooms. Advocacy services help clients access financial, legal, medical, employment, and other assistance as needed. Agency staff are available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
Genesis House has 15 beds and, in 2012, operated at 104% occupancy on average for the year. No one is turned away and if we cannot house a woman or a family, we will find safe shelter at one of our sister agencies and provide safe transportation to that shelter.
Phoenix House Transitional Living Program
Phoenix House residents are women and families left homeless due to domestic violence and/or sexual assault who need safe, affordable housing and supportive services provided in a structured environment. The program helps residents develop self-esteem and the life skills to live independently. Enrollment in education and job training is an integral part of the program. The Phoenix House program also includes;
- Parenting education and support groups
- Individual case management
- Educational workshops for adults on topics such as budgeting, nutrition, and home maintenance
- School readiness and after-school tutoring programs
- Financial assistance for education and job training
Phoenix House is a 6 to 24 month program. Case management is available to former residents for up to one year after they have left the program.