The mission of Refuge House is to provide direct services to battered women, their children, and sexual assault survivors, as well as to eliminate conditions in society that allow such violence to continue. During its 20+ year history, Refuge House has developed a comprehensive range of services for sexual violence survivors, battered women, and their children.
Just as you would call 9-1-1 for emergencies, you can call 2-1-1 for human service information and assistance. We are available 24 hours a day to listen and provide emotional support, crisis counseling, suicide prevention and information. Our human service referral database is comprehensive and up-to-date. You do not have to be in crisis to call, there is no eligibility criteria and our services are free. Skilled hotline counselors treat your call confidentially and you remain anonymous. They help you navigate through the maze of community services in a nonjudgmental manner. As a first point of contact, we serve as the gateway to other community services. Because life is 24/7 so are we!
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope for all of those in need.