Who We Are
Faith House is a private, non-profit program for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The program has five components: a shelter, a non-residential program, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and a public education program. Our 45-bed facility accepts female victims of domestic violence and their minor children.
Faith House receives funding from the Governor’s Office on Women’s Policy, United Way of Acadiana, United Way of St. Landry, federal and state governments, the Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and individuals, businesses and groups from the community.
If you would like more information about Faith House of Acadiana’s emergency shelter and the other domestic violence help services and programs we provide, please call us at 337-232-8954 or email us at email@example.com.
What We Do
For residents and their children we provide safe housing, food, clothing, health screening and support, medications and other physical needs; referrals to and advocacy with community resources; group and individual counseling; legal assistance; and a children’s program. Women may stay forty-five days, with extensions possible on a case-by-case basis. For non-residential survivors, we provide counseling, legal assistance; advocacy and referrals. Outreach offices in Vermilion, St. Landry, Acadia and Evangeline parishes provide non-residential services.
In calendar year 2009, 783 residents (334 women and 449 children) checked in the shelter and were provided 18,390 nights of shelter. Non-residential services were provided to 598 women and 728 children. The staff answered 7,807 information/crisis/counseling calls during the same time period.
Faith House receives funding from the Louisiana State’s Department of Child and Family Services, United Way of Acadiana, United Way of St. Landry, federal, state governments, the Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Louisiana Commission on Law Enforcement, the Louisiana Bar Foundation, and individuals, businesses and groups from the community.
Emotional Support is available for victims and their children on an individual and group basis.
Children’s Program to provide emotional support and counseling
Referral and Advocacy are provided by the staff of Faith House to assist you with medical, financial, vocational and social services.
Legal Assistance to help you file protective orders.