Rainbow House

Rainbow House

Women and children escaping from domestic violence can be housed at our Rainbow House Emergency Shelter. Clients come to Rainbow with little more than the clothes on their backs and we help them start a new life.Here they receive meals, clothing, health exams, counseling (individual and group), case management, legal advocacy, and court accompaniment. Clients also get valuable information and education to help them with their transition from an abusive situation to a life free from violence.Our goal in the shelter program is to provide immediate safety and support services that contribute to each victim’s long-term safety and well-being. We provide the following direct services: Shelter, food, and clothing—45 days of shelter at a confidential location; daily nutritious meals; clothing assistance; free laundry facilities; soap, shampoo, diapers; Health and wellness services—on-site health screenings by a Registered Nurse; prevention and care for common ailments; health education workshops; referrals to hospitals and clinics;Counseling—crisis intervention; personal safety planning; individual and group counseling; education on the cycle of violence; parenting support; art and play therapy;Case management—economic empowerment; housing search assistance; referrals for free legal services for restraining orders and other legal matters; referrals to schools and job training/placement centers; assistance with applications for the victims of crime compensation program and temporary public assistance for needy families;Children’s enrichment -- age-appropriate activities such as arts and crafts, learning the alphabet, puzzles, math activities, educational computer time, language development, and circle games while mothers participate in counseling and case management services.