The mission of Women and Children's Horizons is to provide support, shelter, education, training and healing services to victims of sexual and domestic abuse, their families and the community.
As we all try to navigate during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have many staff working from home. The administration office and shelter are open with reduced staff. Please call if you are in need of services. We will try to serve some clients over the phone if possible. We are also asking that you do not bring any donations.
Nifty Thrifty is closed until at least the end of March. We will re-evaluate at that time. We are also asking that you please do not bring donations to Nifty Thrifty until we re-open. We will definietly be needing donors and shoppers when we return. We look forward to seeing you then!
We will continue to evaluate and monitor the situation daily. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult circumstances. Many are financially affected, which is likely true of all non-profits. If you would like to support Women and Children's Horizons you can make a donation on this website (bottom of screen) or visit our Facebook page. We appreciate your support and hope that we can resume our normal business operations soon! Take care everyone and remember to choose kindness as we are all in this together!
Women and Children's Horizons has served victims and child witnesses of domestic violence in the emergency safety shelter since 1976. The emergency shelter houses up to 25 - 35 individuals and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Victims and their children are able to stay in the shelter for 30 days to maintain their safety and begin living an abuse- free life. Each year the emergency shelter provides a safe haven for over 300 women and children, providing over 6,000 nights in shelter and 10,000 hot meals.
Women and Children's Horizons emergency shelter is a program. Throughout the victims stay, shelter advocates assist the victims in rebuilding their lives through support, education, goal and safety planning and daily living skills. Referrals to other community services providers may be given to ensure that the victim and family receive all the essential services needed. The goal of the emergency safety shelter is to assist victims and child witnesses of domestic and sexual violence to remain safe and live self-sufficient lives.
Crisis lines are also available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Advocates are available to assist you. If you or someone you know feels unsafe, please call and an advocate can assist you with safety planning.
WCH 24 hour hotline:1-800-853-3503 or 262-652-9900.