The Center for Family Justice operates Kathie’s Place, a domestic violence safe home for adults and children fleeing their abusive situation. Our Crisis Counselor/Advocates offer support in a secure, non-judgmental environment where families, individuals and children can safety plan, access appropriate services and resources, and work towards an independent-living situation.
Kathie’s Place has 15-beds and offers up to 60 days of emergency shelter for men, women and children. Residents receive advocacy and counseling services from the staff both at The Center for Family Justice and the safe house. House meetings are held at the safe house and activities are planned regularly for the children.
A network of help
Kathie’s Place is part of statewide and nationwide networks of safe homes to ensure that immediate safety and ongoing healing are accessible for all victims and survivors regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender/gender identification or religion. Safe homes provide culturally- and linguistically-sensitive care and support.
Kathie’s Place is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for clients in crisis.
Services provided include:
- Case management to empower clients and help them obtain documentation such as social security cards, Medicaid, and food stamps, in addition to securing employment, child care and immigration assistance;
- Services that encourage self-determination, self-reliance, safety planning and increased awareness of available options;
- Referrals to community support services;
- Assistance with transportation arrangements to jobs, school, medical, mental health and legal appointments, and community services;
- Services for children, including sharing and counseling groups, community referrals, and individual talks and counseling sessions.