Domestic violence can take many forms. It may involve physical aggression, verbal abuse, emotional manipulation, forced sexual activity or financial control. Domestic violence crosses all age, racial, ethnic, nation-orientation, sexual, gender preference, spiritual and socioeconomic boundaries.
Shelter House is a non-profit, state-certified domestic violence center serving victims of domestic violence in Okaloosa and Walton counties. Services provided include a 24-hour hotline, crisis counseling, advocacy, outreach, primary prevention, transitional housing and confidential shelter.
Mission Statement: Supporting victims of domestic violence by providing shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocacy.