Domestic Abuse Family Shelter
United Way Health Partner
Who Are They?
Provides services for victims of domestic violence at no charge, including a 24-hour crisis line and a 24-hour shelter providing safe housing for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Shelter services include child care, counseling, transportation, aftercare case management and referrals. Provides non-residential counseling, victim advocacy, information and referrals to victims from the community. Education and prevention of domestic violence are provided through educational programs and trainings to schools, agencies and the community; and domestic violence intervention classes are also provided for abusers.
What Does United Way's Funding Do?
United Way funds are used for the daily operation of the Hattiesburg shelter, counseling and support services, victim advocacy, public education, special services for children and case management.
The Impact of Your United Way Investment
The after-care case management assists domestic abuse victims in avoiding their prior abusive environments, thus allowing them to reduce their emotional distress, receive necessary support and lead independent lives. Educating the public about domestic abuse aims to break the cyle of violence in our community.
Active volunteers are needed to assist with childcare, shopping, transportation and organizing donations. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and undergo a background check. (Confidentiality is of utmost importance.)