Opened in 2004, Carol’s House is a 24-bed emergency shelter for all victims of domestic violence; it offers residents a safe home for 45 to 60 days in the emergency shelter while receiving concurrent services.
Community Resource Center effectively managed a domestic violence shelter prior to building Carol’s House, but could only provide sanctuary to 12 clients at a time. Carol Cianfarani, one of our supporters, envisioned a larger facility that provided all victims with a home-like environment. With Carol’s vision and a collaboration of several community partners, over $150,000 was raised to help build Carol’s House at an extraordinary speed of 18 days and at minimal cost to Community Resource Center.
*Carol’s House is a County Funded Program
Carol’s House provides more than just a safe living environment. Residents also receive comprehensive social services to facilitate transition to healthier, happier, and safer lives including:
- Legal Advocacy
- Case Management
- Individual & Group Counseling
- Life Skills & Parenting Classes
- Transitional Housing Possibility
- Therapeutic Children’s Center
The ultimate goal is to give Carol’s House clients the tools and opportunities needed to restart their lives and continue on a path of self-sufficiency. Carol’s House has a 96% success rate because of the critical wrap-around services available to clients.