If you are ready to leave an abusive relationship and would like more information about shelter services, please call Desert Rose’s 24-hour crisis hotline at (765) 342-7673 or (765) 342-ROSE or send a confidential message through the contact form on this page. The Desert Rose crisis intervention team can also be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. If you are in immediate danger, please close this website and call 911.
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. Initially, shelter services are provided for 30 days while victims establish safety and begin to access the tools necessary to transition toward stability and self-sufficiency. Residents can stay in shelter beyond the initial 30-day period as they seek employment, safe housing, and increasingly gain access to available community resources. To extend the emergency shelter period, each client is assessed on a case-by-case basis to determine eligibility.
You might be asking yourself, “What should I expect once I arrive at the shelter?” This is a valid question, especially if you have never been in a shelter setting before. Desert Rose offers a safe and discreet environment where individuals and families can live comfortably in a secure setting and work toward short-term and long-term goals. Typically, residential clients reside in a private room with their own bathroom and living space. Within the shelter, residents will live alongside other survivors while sharing communal spaces including a kitchen, dining room, living room, laundry facilities, children’s playroom, computer lab, and library. Dry and canned foods are provided by the shelter food pantry and some fresh foods are available as donations allow. The shelter is located within a large fenced property with secure parking, a small playground, and outdoor patio space. The entire facility and property is monitored by closed circuit video camera from a central desk where crisis intervention and victim advocate staff members assist residents with their needs. All visitors are screened for safety purposes, and there is no public access to the shelter.
We understand that leaving your home and moving into a shelter is a scary and unsettling event in anyone’s life, and our staff are committed to making this transition as easy and comfortable as possible.
Desert Rose tries to provide a structured environment where clients can gradually ease into shelter living. In addition to shelter, residents are encouraged to participate in programs and services offered to help develop life skills and improve mental and physical health. Services include (but are not limited to):
- Case management and victim advocacy (including legal advocacy)
- Professional therapeutic counseling services
- Life skills classes and groups (parenting, healthy relationships, cooking, and others)
- One-on-one mentoring services
- Financial coaching
- Individual and group safety planning
If you are considering reaching out to Desert Rose for assistance but are hesitant about the shelter experience, please reach out by calling (765) 342-7673 or (765) 342-ROSE and an advocate will be available to answer any questions you might have. It is never too late to leave an abusive relationship, and we are available at any time to assist you safely and professionally.