The Day Shelter program operates seven (7) days a week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 365 days a year. Day Shelter is open to all women and children residing at The Shelter and any homeless woman in the community. Clients can have a safe place to rest during the day and access to a hot lunch
The Transitional Shelter program allows single women and families additional time (up to 1 year) to access programs and to achieve goals. Each resident is assigned a case manager who assists her in establishing a case plan that will help her move toward self-sufficiency. Program goals are designed to aide residents in finding employment that pays a living wage, securing stable housing, saving money and accessing needed services. Each working resident in the Transitional Housing Program is required to save at least 30% of her income each month. 164 beds are also available in this program consisting of 84 beds for families and 80 beds for single women.
The Survivor’s Services Center provides critical assistance to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/sexual abuse, street crime, and victims of elder abuse. The Center assists victims with obtaining Temporary Protective Orders, applying for Victim’s Compensation, 9-1-1 telephones, accompanies victims to court, assists them through the legal process, and accessing services that may be needed due to situations of violence. With the help of a Victims’ Advocate, each client develops a “safety plan” to help reduce the risk of future violence. Group meetings are conducted weekly on-site by staff and volunteers to provide educational and emotional support.
Mental Health Service Coordination is provided by an experienced mental health staff member addressing mental health issues presented by our clients, making referrals to other community agencies as needed and serving as liaison to community based mental health programs. Residents who enter the shelter and are already under the care of a mental health professional are provided the necessary support and transportation to continue those services while living at the shelter.
Housing Assistance and advocacy begins during the initial intake process because of the importance of connecting families with affordable housing. A full-time Housing Specialist assists residents with completing applications for public/subsidized housing and helps eligible residents find quality affordable housing. Residents are also offered Housing I and Housing II classes, which are taught by the Housing Specialist through our Life Skills Program. These classes provide information and guidance that will help them secure and retain affordable and safe housing.
Noah’s Animal House is a pet sanctuary for shelter residents that allow women to escape abusive situations without leaving behind their pet. In homes where there is violence, pets are often threatened or injured by the violent partner. It is not uncommon for an abuser to continue to control the relationship using the family pet. Noah’s is the first full service facility of its kind located on the grounds of the women’s shelter in the western region of the United States.
The Courage for Change Program has been created in order to promote healthy change among individuals and families who have been impacted by any of the following: domestic violence, homelessness, all forms of abuse, and any other type of psychological trauma. Services may include one, or a combination of the following: Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Comprehensive Mental Health Assessments, Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR), Basic Skills Training (BST) and Support Groups. We exist so that individuals and families can gain the strength and hope needed in order to move forward successfully in life!
For more information regarding any of the services listed above, please call 702-385-0072
Volunteers have an important role in contributing to the mission of The Shade Tree. By giving generously of your time and talents, you are a vital member of the team making a difference in the lives of the women, children, and pets we serve.