About the Provo Women and Children’s Shlter

 

Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

Basic Shelter Services

  • A safe place for survivors of domestic violence and their children to find food, shelter and support for up to 30 days
  • Case management services to domestic violence survivors including assistance and referrals for housing, legal services, safety planning and employment
  • Weekly Domestic Violence Education Group
  • Weekly Domestic Violence Therapy Group
  • Individual Domestic Violence Therapy

Children’s Program

  • Case management for children of domestic violence victims staying at the shelter
  • Structured activities and safety planning for children
  • Parenting Classes
  • Children’s Recreational Therapy Groups

After Care Program

  • One year of continued support for victims who have left the shelter including home visits, support and therapy group options and access to food, clothing, home items.
  • Transitional Housing
  • On site apartment living for domestic violence victims for 6-18 months as they transition to independent living.

Domestic Violence Outreach Services

  • Individual Domestic Violence Therapy for former shelter residents
  • Community Domestic Violence Education Group–Wednesdays at 6 pm at the outreach office.

Sexual Assault Services

  • 24 hour crisis counseling and support to victims of rape and sexual assault
  • Knowledgeable and compassionate advocates assist victims at the hospital or police station
  • Crisis counselors can be reached 24 hours a day to answer question and provide information to victims about emotional/psychological issues related to sexual assault
  • Weekly sexual assault education group for victims and/or their loved ones. Wednesdays at 6 pm at the outreach office. Cick Here for Directions
  • Therapy support group for sexual assault victims

Prevention Education Programs

  • Educational presentations to junior high and high school classes
  • Educational presentations to colleges, community and professional groups
  • Presentations are on topics of domestic violence and sexual assault such as Cycle of Violence, Impact of Domestic Violence on Children, Unhealthy vs. Healthy Relationships

Rural Domestic Violence Program

  • Domestic Violence education and direct services to help serve victims in isolated, rural areas of Utah, Wasatch and Juab counties
  • Weekly educational/therapy groups for domestic violence victims and significant others in Utah, Wasatch and Juab counties