An Organization of Hope & Restoration
Providing shelter and services for domestic violence victims in Morgan County since 2005
About Our Center
Desert Rose Foundation, Inc. was formed as a result of a college survey conducted for a Sociology class in 1998, as 76% of those surveyed indicated they had been victims of domestic violence and there were no shelters for victims of abuse and their children in Morgan County.
The name Desert Rose is taken from Isaiah 35:1-4, which states; “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for the; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.” We are an organization of hope and restoration.
Emergency shelter services are provided at no-cost to victims of domestic violence and their dependent children who need a safe environment to begin the process of rebuilding their lives in the aftermath of violence and trauma.
When many people think of a domestic violence shelter, they might assume that services are only available to people who actually live at the shelter. While this is one of Desert Rose’s primary functions, many non-residential services are available to domestic violence survivors who might need some type of assistance but don’t necessarily need the safety and security offered at the shelter facility.
Desert Rose provides free therapeutic counseling to the Morgan County community to improve mental health for domestic violence victims.
Desert Rose offers many different programs to connect with our local community. If you are interested in learning about our services or coordinating an event for a local community partner, we are always looking for new opportunities to connect with local individuals and organizations.
Are you interested in working with us? We have many opportunities for individuals, families, and organizations to contribute toward our mission! There are many ways to help – volunteering, donations of money or material goods, sponsorship opportunities, and outreach events – take the steps to help Desert Rose break the cycle of violence in families for good!
and Awareness Months
"Fun & Flannel" Fall Gala
Thursday, September 14th, 2023
6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Cedar Creek Winery
3820 Leonard Rd.
Contact Desert Rose for information about sponsorship and ticketing opportunities!
Desert Rose's Annual Mother's Day Flower Sale
Friday, May 10th, 2024 and
Saturday, May 11th, 2024
Support victims by surprising the mothers in your life with a beautiful hanging flower basket!
Live flower sale beginning at 10 am on Friday & Saturday in Martinsville.
Two locations: Downtown across from the Martinsville Post Office or Grand Valley Plaza next to PetSmart.
Morgan County Fair
Desert Rose advocates will be in the Merchant’s Tent each evening answering questions and providing information about services available for victims.