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Shelter Program

AWS is dedicated to meeting the urgent needs of survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.   We welcome survivors of all backgrounds though we specialize in the needs of Asian Pacific Islander individuals and families.  Our services offer long-term solutions to ending homelessness, poverty and domestic violence with a holistic, survivor-centered approach that strives to be both linguistically and culturally competent.

A resident of AWS is provided with:

  • Safe, confidential housing
  • Emergency services, including food, clothing and ongoing health services
  • Multilingual support and culturally competent services
  • Intensive case management
  • Individual and group support
  • Coordination of support services such as legal advocacy and assistance, transportation, counseling, training/employment, and mentoring
  • Follow-up services, including resources to establish permanent or transitional housing.

The average stay for residents is three months.  However, recognizing the overwhelming hardships that survivors often face after leaving domestic violence, including homelessness, poverty, as well as immigration and legal hurdles, we evaluate length of stay on a case by case basis.