Because convenience is hardly ever figured into a battered woman’s escape plan, she often arrives at a shelter with simply the clothes on her back.  At Harbor House Domestic Violence Center, we are not just committed to safeguarding the women and children who have been violated; our staff of compassionate, trained professionals tend to residents’ basic needs, without judgment or criticism:

  • Assistance with food and clothing
  • Life skills class: Nutrition
  • Food preparation
  • Meal planning
  • Food storage
  • How to shop
  • Couponing
  • How to stretch a dollar
  • Life skills class: Financial planning
  • Personal finance, including how to open an account,
    write a check and balance a checkbook
  • Money management
  • Budgeting
  • Educational (GED) and job-training opportunities
  • Parenting classes (referrals)