Genesis House provides a comprehensive range of family-focused services for Lorain County Victims of Domestic Violence.
The goal of the program is to help families break the patterns of violence in relationships. When violence occurs in a relationship, it is extremely detrimental to those family members living through it and to the community at large.
24-hour shelter phone hotline
Shelter and safety for women and children in immediate danger
Women in shelter make their own plans and decisions, but staff can direct them to agencies throughout Lorain County who can help them seek a job, housing, transportation and childcare.
Physical Abuse: Includes slapping, punching, kicking, choking, grabbing, restraining, shoving, and the use of weapons.
Sexual Abuse: Includes forcing someone to have sex against their will or forcing a partner to participate in sexual acts that the partner is not comfortable with doing.
Psychological Abuse: Includes threatening to use physical violence, name calling, continually putting down the other person’s abilities or worth.
Destruction of Property: Includes throwing objects, putting holes in walls, destroying property belonging to a partner or hurting the family pet.