Survivors Ince - Domestic Violence Shelter Gettysburg

P.O. Box 3572
Gettysburg, PA 17325

(717) 334-0589 Go To Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Domestic violence shelter, transitional housing

General Information:
Claudia House - Emergency Shelter Emergency hotline: (717) 334-9777. If you are experiencing domestic violence we offer: A 24-hour hotline 717-334-9777 or 1-800-787-8106 available to men and women which includes: - crisis counseling over phone - safety planning - arrangement for shelter, counseling, accompaniment, other services Shelter Services - Women and their children (we accept all minor children or those who are legally dependant) seeking safety and immediate respite from domestic violence may qualify for up to 30 days of Emergency Shelter in one year. Eligibility criteria do apply- those accessing the shelter are assessed for appropriateness for 24-48 hours. Transitional Housing – Women and their children who left their home due to domestic violence and need additional support to their path of independence may qualify for temporary housing for up to a year. Eligibility standards apply, and space in the program is limited. Supportive Counseling -One-on-one counseling is meant to provide individuals (men or women) coping skills to deal with any applicable history of abuse, to provide information about options available, to empower access to available options, and to provide the resources so the healing process may begin. Support Group - Occurs weekly with childcare offered. Children's Support Group Legal Advocacy - Assists those who have experienced domestic violence and choose to pursue a Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order inpreparing information to be submitted. Information and referral services regarding civil system and criminal system as well as accompaniment to court. Accompaniment - To hearings, to court, to the hospital, to human service agencies as requested and allowed by confidentiality and the individual's consent. Bilingual and bicultural staff


Helpful Definitions For Survivors Ince - Domestic Violence Shelter Gettysburg:
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.

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