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The Salvation Army Florida

Every second, three people in the U.S. become a victim of domestic violence.

That means each year, more than 10 million Americans experience domestic abuse.

For anyone experiencing domestic violence, we urge them to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.

The Salvation Army is a safe haven from domestic abuse.

We take an extensive approach to aiding victims of domestic abuse, offering confidential emergency and transitional shelters where victims and their kids can sleep safely while we help them heal and begin living independently. After addressing any physical wounds with immediate medical attention, each Salvation Army Safe House helps to heal the emotional scars of domestic violence through mental and spiritual counseling that puts men, women, and children on the path toward rehabilitation.

The Salvation Army is the Second Largest Provider of Shelter to Victims of Such Abuse in the US, with 18 shelters across the country and 3 in Florida.

The shelters provide up to 6 weeks of cost-free emergency housing which includes case management, on-premise support groups to educate victims on the dynamics of domestic violence, emergency food and clothing assistance and household goods. Shelters also offer safety planning, domestic violence injunction assistance, court advocacy, information and referrals, crisis intervention counseling, community education and awareness and relocation assistance. Emergency 9-1-1 cell phones are provided and an agency van is available to transport clients to doctors and outside agency appointments.

How We Help

Services are provided to individuals and families regardless of race, age, religion, color, national origin, mental and physical disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, immigration status or language.

In the shelters, professionally-trained counselors and staff members work around the clock to combat the effects of Domestic Violence. A primary counselor and children’s counselor serves the victims and a victim’s advocate are made available to each individual.

Children’s Services

The Children’s Activity Coordinator uses art therapy to create “masterpieces” using many everyday materials. This provides the children a tool to express all the trauma they have experienced in their lives, These pictures and paintings add color to the shelter and outreach center.

Parents are provided valuable insight through these works of art which help them see what the world has been like through the eyes of their children.

Spousal abuse impacts the entire family.

One in 15 children is exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of those children are eyewitnesses to the violence.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help families escape domestic abuse.

Domestic violence repeats itself.

Men who were exposed to domestic violence as children are three to four times more likely to perpetrate domestic violence as adults.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help families escape domestic abuse.

65% of domestic violence goes untreated.

Only 34% of people who are injured by intimate partners receive medical care for their injuries.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you provide funding for programs that help families escape domestic abuse.

For anyone experiencing domestic violence, we urge them to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233.

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