About Our Organization
Founded in 1980, Laurel House started as an emergency shelter for women and children fleeing an abusive home. Since then, Laurel House has grown to include a wide array of community outreach programs and supportive services.
The mission of Laurel House is to:
- Advocate for and empower those impacted by domestic violence by providing crisis intervention, safe haven, supportive programs and resources
- To advance social change through preventative education and through community training and collaboration to foster a coordinated response to domestic abuse.
Last year our staff and volunteers:
- Provided over 1,100 hours of clinical counseling to 238 victims of domestic violence in the community
- Provided immediate, in-person crisis intervention to 300 individuals when referred by law enforcement and medical personnel
- Provided 4,200 days of shelter to women and their children seeking safety
- Answered 1,700 hotline calls
- Educated almost 1,000 school aged students about dating violence and healthy relationships.
We have an amazing group of staff and volunteers. However, it is only because of the support of individuals like yourself, that allows us to continue the work toward our mission.
With your support, we are able to give women and children a new start on life, one that is free from abuse.