Faith House is a private, non-profit program for survivors of domestic violence and their children. The program consists of: a shelter, a non-residential program, a transitional housing program, a permanent supportive housing program, an outreach program, a 24-hour crisis line and a public education program. Our 45-bed facility accepts victims of domestic violence and their minor children.
Faith House receives funding from the Department of Children and Family Services through the state of Louisiana, United Way of Acadiana, United Way of St. Landry, HUD, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, Avoyelles, Rapides and Evangeline parishes provide non-residential services.
Through June 2013, 191 residents checked in the shelter and were provided 6,452 nights of shelter. Women and children were provided 2,224 nights of shelter at our Transitional Housing program and 6,516 nights of shelter through our Permanent Supportive Housing program. Non-residential services were provided to 564 women, 18 men and 150 children. The staff answered 6,775 information/crisis/counseling calls during the same time period.