Women’s Services

 

 

Haven

HAVEN’s residential program is Oakland County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter exclusively for domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their children.

Phone: 248.334.1274
Location: 801 Vanguard Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341

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Haven:
Haven serves Oakland County as a comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.

Eligibility:
If you have experienced domestic violence and sexual assault, you and your children may be eligible to stay at the shelter.

-Men are allowed to stay at the shelter if they are being sexually abused or hurt by their wife, girlfriend or partner.
-If you are a child (under 18) without a parent, you cannot stay at the shelter, but staff will help you find another place to stay.
-Emancipated minors are welcome to stay at our shelter.

Victims entering the shelter will need to live peacefully with a diverse variety of individuals who may differ in their beliefs, values and goals.

For safety reasons, guests may not visit residents on-site.

Contact:
Phone: 248.334.1274
Location: 801 Vanguard Drive, Pontiac, MI 48341
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Lighthouse PATH

A transitional supportive housing program designed to help homeless women and children gain the skills and confidence needed to live safely and independently. Participants may live at PATH for up to two years while they complete their education, get a job, or enroll in a job training program. Supportive services include a Montessori pre-school and kindergarten, an infant/ toddler center, individual and group counseling, medical care, workforce development, and life skills classes.

Phone: 248.335.1950
Location: 130 Center Street, Pontiac, MI 48342

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Lighthouse PATH:
Newest project: Because babies born to teenage mothers are at risk for long term problems in life, Lighthouse Path now helps to intervene with the first program of its kind in Oakland County. The organization recently initiated a teen program capable of housing 10 parenting and and/or pregnant girls and up to 30 children from these families in a rehabbed apartment building on Whittlemore Street in Pontiac. Teens are referred by area agencies that aid in ongoing services. A nurturing professional staff includes a full-time family advocate, daily living coordinator and a therapist on contract. The educational curriculum includes health classes about pregnancy and childbirth.

Continuing service: Lighthouse PATH provides a safe, structured environment for up to 33 homeless women and their children who are referred to the agency by temporary emergency shelters. Participants can live at Lighthouse facilities for up to two years if they agree to participate in job training, life skills, group counseling and other programs. Davenport notes that up to 90 percent of the families served went on to gain permanent housing, returned to school to further their education and secured employment.

Community care: PATH has begun offering classes in its parenting programs to the community parents who have enrolled their children in various programs including PATH Montessori. Parents learn how to nurture self-reliance and flexibility within children. They are encouraged to make family life their top priority.

Eligibility:
Eligibility varies. Call for details and availability.

Contact:
Phone: 248.335.1950
Location: 130 Center Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Website


Grace Centers of Hope Women’s Program

This one-year rehabilitation program helps homeless women and families transition to stable housing, sobriety, and employment.

Phone: 855.435.7424
Location: 35 East Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342

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Grace Centers of Hope Women’s Program:
This one-year rehabilitation program helps homeless women and families transition to stable housing, sobriety, and employment. The Life Skills Program is a Christ-centered, residential program that focuses on our “core issue” separation from God. Through mentoring and discipleship our goal is to reconcile residents back to God and give them the tools they need, in order to live a responsible, productive life that is free from addiction. This newfound freedom will allow our residents to enjoy all the benefits life has to offer.
Services in the Life Skills Program include:

Daily Meals
Clothing
Personal Hygiene
Individual Counseling
Group Counseling
Bible Study
Church Service
Mentorship/Discipleship
Work Therapy
Access to Education and Career Center
Financial Planning
Hands of Hope Childcare Center

Eligibility:
Eligibility for Emergency Shelter or Life Skills Program

18 years of age or older
Children accompanied by parent or legal guardian
Must have valid I.D.
Homeless, addicted and/or victim of domestic violence

In the event you are not eligible for our programs or we have reached our capacity, we will strive to find programming suitable for your needs.

Contact:
Phone: 855.435.7424
Location: 35 East Huron Street, Pontiac, MI 48342
Website