If you find yourself and/or your children in an unsafe environment, we have a place you can go. Call our Crisis Hot Line at 1.800.575.5352 to find out your options and get somewhere safe.
Our emergency shelter is located in a secure and confidential location, and offers women and children of Placer County who are escaping domestic violence and/or sexual assault a safe place to live and recover.
While living in the shelter, you can take advantage of our Domestic Violence Safe House Program, which is designed to empower victims of abuse and help you stay safe in the future. This 90-day, structured program includes classes, case management, therapy, and the completion of household chores.
The program includes:
The first step is to call the toll free, 24 hour Crisis Line at 1.800.575.5352 for immediate crisis counseling, to learn what services are available, and find out your options for keeping yourself and your children safe from abuse.
Together with a Crisis Counselor you will formulate a safety plan to get out of the dangerous situation and safely into PEACE for Families’ secure, confidential emergency shelter. If there is immediate danger, it is important you get away as quickly as possible and call 911.
During your stay you and you children will have access to emergency, non-perishable food, clothing, personal hygiene products, toiletries, house-cleaning supplies, and emergency transportation.
After arrival you will be assigned a case manager. Your case manager will work with you to identify any critical legal steps that need to be taken to maintain your safety and the safety of your children. During your weekly meetings you will work together to successfully complete the program. Your case manager will provide referrals, advocacy, and life skills tools.
Legal advocacy is provided to assist with:
PEACE for Families experienced staff has long-standing community connections with other Placer County social service agencies, and is devoted to advocating for your safety, legal, therapy, and housing needs. Our caring staff members help to ensure your goals are met upon graduating from the program.
Crisis Counselors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers can participate in one-on-one peer counseling to answer questions, address concerns, or just for someone to talk to. Residents at the emergency shelter also are encouraged to make use of these services.
The PEACE for Families Safe House has its own team of therapists that meet on a weekly basis with each resident, including children. Therapy sessions include:
Classes are held Monday through Friday and are led by trained staff. In addition to classes, there are many workshops offered to prepare you for healthy and positive life changes.
Classes may include, but are not limited to:
Child care is provided during classes, case management, and therapy meetings. Our child care facilitators have all undergone specific training in the effects of domestic violence on children, and use age-appropriate techniques to incorporate education into play time to promote a healthy interactive life and social skills.
In addition to the educational benefits gained during child care hours, kindergarten through high school students are able to attend regular classes at a secure and confidential local community school that is specially geared toward children in Safe House programs.
Residents are able to participate in safe activities for healthy diversions, educational and/or therapeutic experiences, and a change of scenery. Often these are once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All expenses are covered.
Safe house residents who continue to experience challenges with substance abuse at the end of the 90-day program have the option of applying for an additional six-month Battered Women's Recovery Program for substance abuse treatment, substance abuse prevention, and a continuation of all the aspects of the Safe House Domestic Violence Program. These individuals continue to participate in the Safe House Program while working with a local substance abuse program to develop the skills to maintain their sobriety.
24 HOUR CRISIS LINE
If you are in immediate danger, call 911. As a partner in Placer County’s SART and DVERT, we will be notified and can assist you as needed.
After successful graduation from the Domestic Violence Safe House Program, the Transitional Housing Program may be the next step for the appropriate graduate. This innovative, 12-month program is designed to assist battered women in becoming self-sufficient with a home of your own, thus breaking the cycle of violence for yourself and your children. While enrolled in the Transitional Housing Program, you will work together with a team of advocates to develop life skills and become a self-sufficient head of household.
The program includes: