HAWC’s shelter program is a short-term supportive environment designed to assist program participants and their children as they heal from the trauma of domestic violence.

  • The program is for individuals who are in current crisis and are at risk of being homeless due to domestic violence.
  • Our shelter program serves as a stepping stone in achieving the goals identified at the start.
  • The shelter is a communal living situation and at any given time we have folks of many nationalities, ethnicities, languages, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religions.
  • The aim of our shelter program is to aid individuals in constructing real and sustainable options for their future once they have moved on from our shelter.
  • Individuals staying in the shelter receive the support and advocacy from a Family Advocate who assists in the stabilization process and empowers them to achieve their self-determined goals.
  • Individuals participate in several weekly support groups that focus on domestic violence awareness, life skills, self-esteem, and parenting.

HAWC’s Emergency Shelter is funded in part by the City of Salem Department of Planning & Community Development, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.