Domestic Violence Services:
A haven for the most vulnerable.
With 30 beds, Tri-Valley Haven’s Shiloh Domestic Violence Shelter houses and supports women and their children who are victims of domestic violence. Situated in a safe and confidential location, the house provides emergency food, clothing, and personal items.
At Shiloh, in-house groups meet weekly to provide support and education about shelter living, parenting skills, life-skills training (budgeting and finances, nutrition, and health issues), family communication, and general domestic violence and addiction issues. Each resident is assigned a counselor who works with her individually during counseling sessions, and a case manager to assist her in meeting housing, legal, vocational, and financial needs.
The children of Shiloh’s residents are looked after and cared for as well, as domestic violence has a different, but equally traumatic, impact on them. Working with the children and the family’s case manager, a professional counselor conducts an initial assessment of each child’s physical and emotional needs and then works with the mother and other staff to see that these needs are met.
Additionally, counselors teach weekly parenting classes and work with the mothers individually to help them improve their skills as parents. The Haven provides support, information, and referrals so mothers can realize their new role as single parents raising children in stable, peaceful homes.