Shelter House Domestic Violence Center
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 mission is supporting victims of domestic violence by providing shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocacy.
Shelter House is the only state-certified domestic violence center serving domestic violence victims of Okaloosa and Walton counties and offers a variety of services to participants. Services provided are confidential shelter, court advocacy, peer counseling, support groups, primary prevention, transitional housing, economic empowerment workshops, 24-hour crisis hotline and child therapy services.
All services are free and confidential. Please see Shelter House website for more information about services, resources, events and outreach office locations/contact information.
Help is available 24/7. If you feel that a family member or intimate partner is endangering your physical or emotional safety or if you know someone experiencing this in their home, call Shelter House’s domestic violence hotline at 1-800-44-ABUSE or 850-863-4777. If you or someone you know has survived a sexual assault, call Shelter House’s sexual assault helpline at 850-226-2027.
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