Genesis House sets out to provide a comprehensive range of family-focused services for Lorain County Victims of Domestic Violence. Such services provide the tools to maximize their opportunity to survive, obtain physical and mental well being while striving for independence, and minimize the trauma involved in coping with family violence.
Lorain County Safe Harbor/Genesis House exists to provide temporary safety, shelter, food, aid and support to the victims of domestic violence and their children who have reached the decision to leave the violent situation.
When a person calls for assistance or information, a telephone interview is conducted; then if space is available, a trained shelter staff person arranges to meet the victim away from both the home and the shelter to explain the shelter and discuss what options are available. If it is agreed that the coming to the shelter is the best choice, arrangements can be made at that time.
While shelter residents must make their own plans and decisions, an extensive client advocacy program is available to makes sure they have access to the information they need to move forward. Shelter staff is always available to discuss her options.