The Pee Dee Coalition Emergency Safe Shelter is a place at an undisclosed location where mothers and children come to be safe from fighting and violence. Shelter is just one of the services provided by the Pee Dee Coalition.
Who Is Eligible?
There are a few factors to being received at the shelter including:
- Women and their children who are in immediate danger of family violence may receive shelter
- No person seeking services shall be discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, religion, race, or handicap
- Male victims needing safety will receive appropriate referrals.
The shelter is staffed 24 hours a day with people who understand the confusion, pain, shame, as well as love, that trap partners in a cycle of violence. They are people who know how to listen without judging and how to offer practical help. They don’t promise solutions, but give victims the space and support to see new options.
How Does the Shelter Help?
While the primary purpose of the shelter is to provide a safe house for victims of domestic violence, we also offer structured programs for all residents, including:
- Counseling about the complicated issues surrounding violence in the home.
- Support groups for women and children.
- Court Accompaniment
- Advocacy regarding housing, education, legal matters, and referrals to community resources.
Discussion group topics include:
- Parenting Skills
- Managing Conflict
- Money Management
- Other Living Skills
- Activity groups for children who stay at the shelter and after-school programs focusing on learning and fun.
For more information, call (843) 669-4694.