Listing of Inclusive Shelters

Following is a listing of domestic violence shelters with web sites that state they provide services to underserved victims groups, especially men, LGBT, or immigrants/non-English speaking victims. Inclusion on this list does not constitute an endorsement by SAVE.

To add your shelter to this list, send information to inclusivevawa@saveservices.org .

State Organization Name Services for Underserved Groups Website
AK Interior Alaska Center for Non Violent Living Support & assistance to LGBTQI victims to find safety and seek legal advocacy. www.iacnvl.org/lgbtqi
AZ Chryalis Transitional housing and offender educational programs for both men and women. http://noabuse.org/programs/transitional-housing
AZ Emerge 24-hr Bilingual Crisis Line, advocacy, shelter,  accepts transgender individuals into their shelter. www.emergecenter.org/programs/emergency-services/
AZ Mt. Graham Safe House, Inc. “We have been open to all victims of abuse for many years.” http://mtgrahamsh.org/
AZ Wingspan 24-hr crisis line, information, support, referrals, emergency shelter, and advocacy to LGBT victim/survivors of violence. http://wingspan.org/programs/anti-violence-project/
CA Antelope Valley Domestic Violence Council / Valley Oasis 24-hr Biligual Crisis Line, emergency shelter, transitional housing and an array of other services to heterosexual male and LGBTQ victims. www.valleyoasis.org/people_we_serve.html
CA Asian Americans for Community Involvement Domestic Violence Program 24-hr Multilingual crisis line, emergency shelter, peer counseling, legal and social services advocacy. http://aaci.org/main/programs/shelter/#domestic
CA Community United Against Violence Support groups and advocacy-based peer counseling to LGBTQ people dealing with violence and abuse. www.cuav.org/
CA Family Assistance Program Shelter, counseling and advocacy for victims. Shelter accepts LGBTQ and transgendered victims. Multi-lingual. www.familyassist.org/
CA PEACE for Families  “We firmly believe that everyone – regardless of sex, race, religion, or occupation, whether they are heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender – deserves to live a life free from violence.” www.peaceforfamilies.org/about_PEACE_for_Families.html
CA Tahoe Safe Alliance 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, Spanish and English support groups. http://tahoesafealliance.org/programs/intervention/
CA W.E.A.V.E. 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, transitional housing and other services to heterosexual male and LGBTQ victims. www.weaveinc.org/home
CO Cross Roads Safe House 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups to LGBTQ and male victims. www.crossroadssafehouse.org/about-crossroads-safehouse/who-we-serve/
CO Safe House 24-hr Bilingual crisis line, emergency shelter, outreach, counseling, education and support to LGBTQ. www.safehousealliance.org/get-support/lgbtq-support/
CO The Womens’ Crisis & Family Outreach Center Launched inclusiveness initiative in 2007. Works with LGBTQ, male victims, elderly, teens, people of color etc.  Provides 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, legal advocacy. http://twcfoc.org/aboutus.html
CT  Safe Futures  According to 9/22/2012 online article in Groton Patch Safe Futures expanded its mission after year where nearly a quarter of people served were men and boys. www.safefuturesct.org/
FL Abuse Counseling and Treatment Crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups, transitional housing.  All services provided regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, etc. www.actabuse.com/domestic-violence/
FL Haven of Lake and Sumter Counties Crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups, transitional housing to male victims. www.havenlakesumter.org/services/dv/domesticviolence.html
FL Hope Family Service Crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups for Spanish speaking, lesbian and bi-sexual women.  All services offered regardless of race, gender, age, sexual orientation. www.hopefamilyservice.org 
FL Peaceful Paths Domestic Abuse Network Crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, support groups, transitional housing to LGBTQ and male victims. www.peacefulpaths.org/emergency_shelter.asp
GA Liberty House of Albany Male victims housed in emergency shelter not run by org, assistance with protective orders, and referral to counseling services. www.libertyhouseofalbany.com/theproblem.html
GA Safe Haven Serving “all economic groups, races, religions, sexual orientations, professions, as well as both genders.” www.safehavenstatesboro.org/home.aspx
GA Safe Homes of Augusta Gender inclusive statement on home page indicates that all services are available to LGBTQ and male victims. http://safehomesdv.org/about/services.html
IA Family Crisis Center Services are provided free of charge to women, men and children. www.familycrisiscenters.org/site/services.html
IL Quanada 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter elsewhere, legal advocacy to male victims. www.quanada.org/our-services/shelter.html
IL The Center for Prevention of Abuse Their mission, “To help all people…women, men, children – to live free from violence and abuse.” www.centerforpreventionofabuse.org/mission.php
IL The Women’s Center “Who are victims” page includes paragraphs on LGBTQ, heterosexual male, immigrant and refugee victims. www.thewomensctr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22&Itemid=139
MA GLBTQ DVP 24-hr crisis line and legal advocacy for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Focusing on, but not limited to the GLBTQ community. http://gmdvp.org
MA The Womens Center 24-hr crisis line, multilingual crisis intervention, counseling, emergency shelter, legal advocacy to men, immigrants, refugees and non English speaking victims. www.thewomenscentersc.com/faq.php
MA Voices Against Violence 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.smoc.org/index.asp?pgid=1
MI Sylvia’s Place “Does not discriminate on race, religion, sex, origin, age, or limited English.” www.sylviasplace.com/
NC Albemarle Hopeline Statement on how domestic violence can happen regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation etc. www.albemarlehopeline.org/get-help/what-is-domestic-violence.html
NC Coastal Women’s Shelter 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.optionsburkecounty.org/shelter.html
NC Compass Center for Women and Families 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter placement, counseling, legal advocacy to male victims. http://compassctr.org/get-help/domestic-violence/
NC Family Services, Inc. 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.fsifamily.org/dvsv.cfm
NC Help Inc. Center Against Violence 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy to male victims. www.helpinc-centeragainstviolence.org/men.html
NC Hope Harbor Home Provides services to victims of domestic violence regardless of gender or sexual orientation. www.hopeharborhome.org/domestic-violence/
NC Options Provides crisis services and emergency shelter to male victims; however, they find alternative shelter for men. www.optionsburkecounty.org/index.html
NC REACH of Haywood County 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, housing assistance to male victims. http://reachofhaywood.com/emergency-services/
NC S.A.F.E. of Harnett County Good informational resource page for male victims, unable to ascertain if they offer direct services. www.safeofhc.org/men.php
NC Southeastern Family Violence Center Provides crisis intervention, shelter, and advocacy services to men. www.southeasternfamilyviolencecenter.org/about_us.htm
NH A Safe Place Services for victims regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, health status, physical, mental or emotional stability, gender identity, immigration status etc. http://asafeplacenh.org/newsite/wordpress/
NH Bridges: Domestic and Sexual Violence Support Services are offered regardless of race, gender, gender orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, HIV status, marital status, age, national origin, immigration status, religion, physical, mental or emotional ability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or language. www.bridgesnh.org/index.php
NH Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire Services for victims regardless of age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, income or physical abilities. www.cccnh.org/about-us.html
NH New Beginnings: Without Violence and Abuse 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.newbeginningsnh.org/Services.html
NH Turning Points Network 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, referrals to female and male victims. www.free-to-soar.org/Services.htm
NH Wise 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.wiseoftheuppervalley.org/programs
NV Advocates to End Domestic Violence 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy to male victims. www.aedv.org/index.php/domestic-violence-myths
NY Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Services of Saratoga County (DVRC) Serving male, female, and child victims of domestic and sexual violence. www.dvrcsaratoga.org/victim-services/
NY Equinox Serving all victims and their dependent children, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. www.equinoxinc.org/whatwedo/dv.php
OH First Step 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy to male victims. http://firststepweb.org/programs/stop-family-violence
OH Genesis House Clients include disabled victims, men, adolescent boys, and LGBTQ. www.genesishouseshelter.com/
OH Women Safe Inc. The Green House 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy to male victims. www.womensafe.org/get-help/services/
PA Aware 24-hr crisis line, counseling, advocacy and shelter at alternate site to male victims. www.merceraware.org/services.htm
PA Community Action Program of Lancaster County 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy to male victims. www.caplanc.org/programs-domestic.php
PA Family Services Inc. Housing for male victims of domestic violence are provided via the agency’s Emergency Shelter Project www.familyservicesinc.net/html/__-domestic_abuse_shelter.html
PA Womens Resources of Monroe County 24-hr crisis line, counseling to male victims. www.wrmonroe.org/
RI Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center 24-hr crisis line, counseling, support groups to male victims. www.ebccenter.org/crisis_services.php
TX SafePlace 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, referrals to LGBTQ and male victims. www.safeplace.org/DomesticViolence
TX The Family Place Serving all victims of family violence—women, children and men, including the hearing-impaired. Services in Spanish and English. www.familyplace.org/aboutus/our-clients
TX The Women’s Center of Brazoria Co. Serving men and women who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. www.womenscenterbrazoriacounty.com/aboutus.htm
UT South Valley Sanctuary 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, transitional housing and other services to LGBTQ and male victims. http://southvalleysanctuary.com/about-us/
VT SafeSpace Support line, support, referrals, and advocacy for LGBTQQ survivors of violence www.ru12.org/safespace.html
WA Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS) Emergency shelter for victims of domestic abuse without regard to age, gender, race, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation or income level. www.dvs-snoco.org/who
WA Northwest Network Advocacy-based counseling, support groups, legal advocacy, referrals and resources for LGBTQ victims and survivors. http://nwnetwork.org/what-we-do/support-for-survivors/
WI Golden House 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy to LGBTQ and male victims. www.goldenhousegb.org/services/male_victims/page_df3cb1f72fd7/
WI Hope House 24-hr crisis line, emergency shelter through other shelter programs and hotels, advocacy to male victims www.hopehousescw.org/default.php?page=3

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