Peace Place opened its doors to women and children seeking shelter free of domestic violence in June of 2000. Since establishment, Peace Place has sheltered over 2,400 women and children, offering not only a bed, but also case management, advocacy, and supportive services, empowering survivors to make the necessary changes in their lives.
Today, Peace Place is able to offer emergency shelter for up to 16 women and children escaping domestic violence situations. If the shelter is full, or would not be a safe place for the individual/family, Peace Place may provide hotel accommodations as a safe alternative. In addition, in partnering with AHIMSA House, Peace Place also provides a safe option for pets as survivors transition from abusive situations to safer, permanent housing.
To determine if we have room in the shelter, and if you meet the shelter criteria, call our Crisis Hotline at 706-387-0100. Case management and empowerment sessions are critical components to assist survivors in regaining a violence-free life. This is available for both adults and children through individual sessions and/or support groups.
Emergency financial assistance is available to survivors leaving an abusive relationship. This includes gas cards, child care assistance, doctor visits, legal assistance, rental assistance and other goal related expenses. Please note: This is only available to survivors who are current clients.
Community referrals and advocacy with survivor-identified community partners assist in transitioning from crisis to self-sufficiency.
Safety planning helps lower the risk of being hurt by an abuser. It includes information specific to the survivor and their current living situation that will help keep them safe. It is not a one-time process, but continually re-evaluated to address changes in work, school or living environments.