Coastal Women’s Shelter provides an all-inclusive range of services to members of the community who are affected by domestic and family violence: a 24/7/365 crisis hotline, court advocacy, monthly support groups for adult and youth survivors of violence, transportation assistance, tuition assistance, clothing, food, employment resources, housing assistance, and inter-agency information and referrals.
During The 2020 Program Year, Coastal Women's Shelter Served:
63Emergency Shelter Guests
2539Emergency Shelter Nights
5586Meals For Shelter Guests
702Total Individuals Served
1430Total Court Advocacy
Inclusive, survivor-centered advocacy is at the heart of all we do. We provide safety services and support to a large range of survivors that hold many different identities on their journey to safety and security. We work hard to ensure that underserved survivors who have faced significant barriers in accessing safety understand and own their all-important role on their journey from domestic violence.
More than half of the total individuals we serve each year are 17 years old or younger, and about half (48%) are people of color.
Nationally and locally, 85% of identified victims are women, most of who are victimized by someone they know. However, anecdotal evidence indicates that the numbers are much higher as most cases—an estimated three quarters—are never reported to the police. In fact, 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Without our help, the cycle continues to perpetuate itself: Children who witness violence in their homes are likely to abuse their own partners and children as adults.1 in 10 men are victims of domestic violence.