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Battered Women's Shelter Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, FL 32115
(386) 761-3166

Class of Housing: Domestic violence shelter for women and children.

General Information:

Emergency Shelter:
Temporary, emergency housing for victims of domestic violence and their children are provided 24-hours per day, every day of the year. We provide emergency food, hygiene items, clothing, beds and bathing facilities. We offer an emotionally supportive and safe environment.
    Program Eligibility: Any individual who has been physically abused, threatened with
    abuse, is frightened to stay where they are and has no place else to go are eligible for
    emergency shelter services. We are a non-discriminating shelter. Victims must be 18 years
    or older, unless they have children or are emancipated by the State of Florida.
    To Access the Shelter: Victims may contact the crisis lines at (386) 255-2102 for local areas or via a Statewide Hotline at: 1-800-500-1119. After an initial screening by phone, victims are met in a safe location and transported or they may drive their own car to the shelter.
    Location: The Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. has one emergency shelter in Daytona Beach. Due to the nature of the problems our residents face, the actual location is kept confidential. The shelter is heavily secured and staffed 24-hours per day.
    Length of Stay: Length of shelter stay varies upon the needs of the victim and their shelter goals/plans.
    Cost: There are no fees for shelter services.
24-Hour Crisis Line:
A trained staff member or volunteer answers the phone 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline provides support, initial screening, safety planning and information and referral services to victims of domestic violence and anyone needing assistance. Victims or concerned individuals may contact the shelter at:
    Volusia County: (386) 255-2102
    Statewide Hotline: 1-800-500-1119.
Transitional Housing (Second Choice):
Domestic Abuse Council’s Transitional Housing program (Second Choice) provides housing and supportive services to homeless individuals.  Case management and supportive services are provided to assist residents with their plans and goals.
    Program Eligibility: Homeless women with children. Other criteria include employment, employability, and schooling. Homeless individuals do not have to be a victim of family violence.
    To Access the Program: Individuals in need of housing must complete an application with the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc. they may contact (386) 255-2102.
    Location: Daytona Beach.
    Length of Stay: Participants may stay twelvve months.
    Cost: Residents are required to pay a $200.00 advance with monthly rent based on 30% of their adjusted gross income.
Outreach Services:
Support/education groups, lead by trained advocates, give victims a chance to sort out and share their feelings with other individuals in similar situations. Victims may also request one-on-one individual outreach sessions. During these sessions the advocate will provide victims with information, referrals and advocacy.  A confidential intake must be completed before attending the support/education groups or individual outreach sessions. Victims may contact the crisis line (386) 255-2102 or 1-800-500-1119 to schedule an individual intake session.

Website: http://www.domesticabusecouncil.com/

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Helpful Definitions For Battered Women's Shelter Daytona Beach:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
How To Volunteer at Battered Women's Shelter Daytona Beach:

Be a volunteer. Call Battered Women's Shelter Daytona Beach at (386) 761-3166 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About ShelterListings.org Listings:

ShelterListings.org does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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