Genesis House provides shelter for immediate crisis intervention, lodging for when you have nowhere else to go, transitional housing for continued support, and a sexual assault response center with confidential services.
Shelter ... for immediate CRISIS intervention
The Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Program is based upon the belief that the victims of domestic violence have a safe place to go, considerate support and ongoing services to meet their needs in times of crisis.
It is our belief that the cycle of domestic abuse can be disrupted when the victims are given options and opportunities to increase their knowledge and develop a support system. To accomplish this end, we staff the 5 bedroom Shelter 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and provide around the clock crisis lines as well as advocacy, counseling and support services.
Lodge ... for when you have nowhere else to go.
The Supportive Housing Program is based upon the knowledge that many women return to their abusers because they have nowhere else to go and the belief that these women will develop employment and household management skills if given a place to live without the burden of supporting themselves and their children independently. The Lodge is a multifamily dwelling where people live together as they begin a new safe life with the help they need to pursue employment, education and independent living skills.
Transitional Housing ... for continued support
The low income housing module is based upon the belief that every victim has the right to comfortable, affordable and safe housing and that many victims of domestic violence continue to need services after they are employed. Our 22 Transitional Housing apartments meet the need for housing while the advocates help with their specific needs.
Sexual Assault Response Center ... confidential services
The Response Center is founded on the belief that sexual assault victims have the right to a complete and comprehensive medical evaluation and treatment, legal evaluation and advocacy, and counseling services provided by trained professionals. The Center embraces a multidisciplinary approach to victim empowerment with collaboration between the three components of forensic nursing, advocacy and counseling. In addition, The Center believes that providing a higher standard of evidence collection and care can speed the victim's recovery, prevent secondary injury or illness, and ultimately increase the prosecution of sex offenders and reduce the incidence of rape.