Domestic violence survivors will have a safe place to stay in Northwest Arkansas.
The Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women awarded the Peace at Home Family Shelter close to $350,000.
That money will keep the Safe Housing Enterprise, or SHE, program in place for the next three years. The program provides housing for survivors at risk of experiencing long-term homelessness as a result of domestic violence.
“It will allow us to help 30 individuals or families. As well as provide them with intensive case management and housing support so that they can escape domestic violence and not be at risk for long-term homelessness,” Eva Terry, Peace at Home Family Shelter.
Each survivor can stay in the transitional program for six months to a year.