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Shelter House Domestic Violence Center

Shelter House is the state-certified domestic and sexual violence center for Okaloosa and Walton counties. The supportive, non-judgmental environment at Shelter House works to make every survivor feel safe, empowered and confident by providing shelter, intervention and primary prevention programs to the community through education, awareness and advocating for social change.

All services provided by Shelter House are free and confidential for victims. Services include confidential shelter, court advocacy, peer counseling, support groups, primary prevention, transitional housing, economic empowerment workshops, 24-hour domestic violence hotline, 24-hour sexual assault helpline, child therapy services and supportive services for family members of sexual violence victims. 

In addition to services provided to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence, Shelter House offers community education. 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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