Madeline's House is our domestic violence program. It was named after Madeline Gearheart Mitchell, who was killed by her abusive husband in 1998. When Madeline and her children needed safe haven, there was no shelter available. Since Madeline's House was founded in her honor in 1999, we have worked to ensure vital services were available to victims.
Our most well-known program, Madeline's House includes our shelter. We offer temporary emergency shelter to those in imminent danger from domestic or sexual violence. While in our shelter, clients receive individualized case management, are provided with items to meet their basic needs, and are served along a continuum of care to make sure that all of their needs are addressed.
Survivors of domestic violence who need help but do not need shelter are also served under Madeline's House through community client support, which includes advocacy, accompaniment to interview/appointments related to the violence, counseling, and other services to meet their needs.
Madeline's House also includes a Children's Program for children who have experienced or witnessed abuse. Children in the shelter are provided with tutoring to increase their success in school and with structured activities to boost their creativity and social skills.
To learn how to receive these services, visit our Get Help page.