Women's Shelter, organized in 1976, began as a grassroots organization to offer safety and advocacy services to victims of domestic abuse and to their children. Women's Shelter's goal is to reduce domestic violence by offering alternative housing, reducing barriers to violence free living, educating the public about difficulties facing victims, and preventing future violence by working with the children.
Shelter, Safety, Court Advocacy, Children's Program and School, Transitional Housing, multi-culture
Also Known As
Women's Shelter Inc.
PO Box 457
Rochester, MN 55903 USA
Spouse Abuse, Prevention of (I71)
Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)
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Women's Shelter's services include a 24-hour crisis line, safe shelter, legal and general advocacy, support groups, children's programming, transitional housing for homeless women and children, children's school (K-5), multi-culture staff and services, special services to immigrant and refugee battered women and their children.
Provided shelter to 468 women and 397 children. Provided advocacy services to an additional 1,233 battered women and their children.
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