Crisis
Services

Crisis Line and Safety Planning

 

Advocacy and support are available to victims of domestic violence 24 hours a day through Friendship Home’s shelter crisis line.

Friendship Home staff respect that each survivor knows their situation best and that they have the right to decide what happens next.

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.