Help, Inc. operates Freedom House, a shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, which opened in October 1994. Residents are offered many services at Freedom House. Emergency shelter, food, clothing, and supplies are available. Residents also use other Help services, such as court advocacy, when needed. Limited transportation, individual goal-setting, and referrals to agencies that can aid in meeting specific individual needs, are other services offered by the Freedom House Staff. Life skill classes are offered once a week at the shelter. In addition, when residents leave the shelter to start new, abuse-free lives, Freedom House has created a means by which can get help with furniture, appliances, and small household items for their new homes.
The only criteria for admission to the shelter is that the victim feels that they are in eminent danger from their spouse or significant other. The victim can be met by staff at a local law enforcement agency or local hospital, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for admission to the shelter.
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