Women’s Advocates aims to create a path to self-sufficiency for women leaving abusive relationships. Economic self-sufficiency is frequently the determinant between violence and safety. We work to ensure women have as many resources as possible by helping women to set and work toward goals for economic and housing stability.
Sheila Wellstone Children’s Program
Children staying at Women’s Advocates arrive with their mothers who are escaping domestic violence. Traumatic experiences, anxiety, depression, poor health, low self-esteem, sleep disorders, and other symptoms are common among children who arrive at our shelter. Our experienced and caring Children’s Program staff work in collaboration with Women’s Program team members to ensure both the mother and children have the tools to be safe and well both now and in the future.
Many families who leave the shelter are often starting over with their lives. Women’s Advocates knows that a safe home, accessible resources, and continued support are critical to maintaining safety after leaving our shelter. The Aftercare Program gives women and children leaving our shelter continued access to our services after departing the shelter.