Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Is the safe house a big room full of cots?
A:  No! Both of our safe houses are large, older homes, and we strive to make them feel as homey and comfortable as possible. There are several bedrooms with a varying number of beds in the building.

Q:  Am I allowed to go to work and / or appointments?
A:  Yes. The purpose of the safe house is not only to provide a safe place to stay, but also an opportunity to achieve your goals. Safe house residents may come and go as they please throughout the day. Additionally, transportation to goal-related appointments may be available from the staff.

Q:  Are there specific meal times? Am I allowed to cook?
A:  There are no required meal times, and the staff do not prepare meals. Women in the safe house are not required to prepare meals for other residents. Women may cook whatever they would like for themselves or their family at any time they wish.

Q:  Am I allowed to use my cell phone in the safe house?
A:  Yes. Residents who have cell phones may keep them and use them when they wish.

Q:  Will I sleep in a different room than my children?
A:  No. Families are always kept together in the same bedroom.

Q:  I share custody of my children. Are they able to come to the safe house during the times I have them?
A:  Yes. Additionally, the staff will make necessary accommodations when children stay for visitation so that children are in the same bedroom as their mother.

Q:  How many people are staying in the safe house?
A:  The number of people staying in the safe house at any given time changes frequently. Our Washington County safe house has a 15-bed capacity, and our Fayette County safe house has a 13-bed capacity.

Q:  Are there rules in the safe house?
A:  Yes. We strive to empower the women in the safe house to make their own decisions. The guidelines are in place to promote safety and confidentiality for all those in the safe house. For a complete list, Community Expectations-House Rules page.

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