We understand that domestic violence is a complex issue, and there are often multiple reasons a victim cannot “just leave” an abusive relationship. Advocates work with each victim to assess current risk and determine options and resources. If Friendship Home shelter beds are full or if a victim needs time to consider options, staff provide supportive services until shelter space is available. This includes basic needs assistance with food, clothing, and personal care items.
All services at Friendship Home are voluntary and guided by the victim’s self-identified needs. For victims identifying mental or physical health concerns, Friendship Home offers short-term mental health and substance abuse counseling and assistance accessing medical and behavioral health resources. Friendship Home’s Health Care Navigator assists victims and their children to secure medical help they can trust and to access the care they need.