It’s got to stop

LET’S END THE CYCLE OF ABUSE

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Our Mission

To provide shelter, safety, empowerment, and advocacy, to survivors of domestic violence.

EVERY 9 SECONDS

In the United States, every 9 seconds a woman is battered. Every year about 4,000,000 women are battered by their partners (Domestic Violence, 2005).

4 to 6 Children in every classroom

4 to 6 children in every classroom in Louisiana witness
violence in their homes. 3 to 4 of these children are being abused and/or neglected.

More than 500,000 women

More than 500,000 women have injuries requiring medical treatment each year that were inflicted upon them by intimate partners.

50% of women & children

50% of women and children who are homeless are so because of fleeing domestic violence

Who We Are

Faith House is a domestic violence crisis center and shelter, based in Lafayette, Louisiana. We serve seven parishes throughout Central and South Louisiana, including Lafayette, Vermilion, Acadia, St. Landry, Evangeline, Rapides, and Avoyelles.

In 2016, Faith House opened two Family Justice Centers, one in Acadiana and one in Central Louisiana. The Family Justice Center model is a national model that creates collaboration among local organizations to enhance and improve the local response to domestic violence cases and decrease mortality. We are excited to be able to provide such a comprehensive service to our community by providing easy access to law enforcement, legal services, counseling, and support services all under one roof.

get involved

Donate

Financial and in-kind goods donations fuel Faith House and provide support to survivors. In turn, your help, no matter how small or large, helps plant the seeds to help someone make a new start.

Direct Service

All direct service volunteer positions require completion of a 40-hour Domestic Violence training before initiation of service. As a result, training consists of 20 hours of in-person orientation and online training modules and 20 hours of shadowing a staff member

Indirect Service

Indirect service volunteer positions provide excellent exposure to Faith House and offer volunteers who have not completed 40-hour training an opportunity to engage with our program on a regularly scheduled or on-call basis.

fundraise

Thank you for considering a fundraising event to benefit Faith House. We are honored to be contacted so often by passionate members of our community, wanting to organize an event or promotion helping survivors of domestic violence.

DONATE

Financial and in-kind goods donations fuel Faith House and provide support to survivors. In turn, your help, no matter how small or large, helps plant the seeds to help someone make a new start.

Direct Service

All direct service volunteer positions require completion of a 40-hour Domestic Violence training before initiation of service. As a result, training consists of 20 hours of in-person orientation and online training modules and 20 hours of shadowing a staff member

Indirect Service

Indirect service volunteer positions provide excellent exposure to Faith House and offer volunteers who have not completed 40-hour training an opportunity to engage with our program on a regularly scheduled or on-call basis.

fundraise

Thank you for considering a fundraising event to benefit Faith House. We are honored to be contacted so often by passionate members of our community, wanting to organize an event or promotion helping survivors of domestic violence.

survivor stories

Your story

is powerful

I was born fourteen years earlier to a teenage mother who never completed high school. Her first marriage was extremely, physically abusive. I was in third grade when we made our strategic exit from his grip. She remarried when I was in fourth grade, but their initially strong emotional connection quickly faded away and for many years they essentially lived separate lives. My mother was a survivor. I learned from her. Just survive. Keep going. But I didn’t want to be like her…

STATS AS OF EARLY 2020

A Lasting Impact

people utilized our emergency shelter

people received crisis intervention services

(outside of shelter)

total people served

crisis calls answered

people utilized our emergency shelter

people received crisis intervention services

(outside of shelter)

total people served

crisis calls answered

Service Areas

Faith House is a domestic violence crisis center and shelter, based in Lafayette, Louisiana and serving seven parishes throughout Central and South Louisiana.
Lafayette Parish

Lafayette Crisis Center & Shelter
337-232-8954

Family Justice Center of Acadiana
337-210-5986

Lafayette Police Department
337-291-8600 (for information only)

Lafayette Parish Sheriff
337-232-9211 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Lafayette Parish, Keith A. Stutes
337-232-5170

Clerk of Court
Lafayette Parish
337-233-0150

Vermilion Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
337-893-3033

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

Vermilion Parish Sheriff
337-536-9677 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Vermilion Parish, Keith A. Stutes
337-898-4320

Clerk of Court
Vermilion Parish
337-893-1513

Evangeline Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
337-467-0856

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

Evangeline Parish Sheriff
337-205-9029 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Evangeline, Trent Brignac
337-363-3438

Clerk of Court
Evangeline Parish
337-363-5671

St. Landry Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
337-467-0856

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

St. Landry Parish Sheriff
337-948-6516 (for information only)

District Attorney:
St. Landry, Earl B. Taylor
337-948-3041

Clerk of Court
St. Landry Parish
337-942-5606

Acadia Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
337-210-5986

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

Acadia Parish Sheriff
337-788-8700 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Acadia, Keith A. Stutes
337-788-8831

Clerk of Court
Acadia Parish
337-788-8881

Rapides Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
318-448-0884

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

Rapides Parish Sheriff
318-473-6700 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Rapides, Phillip Terrell, Jr.
318-473-6650

Clerk of Court
Rapides Parish
318-473-8153

Avoyelles Parish
24 Hour Crisis Line
337-232-8954

Local Outreach Office
318-253-2383

This number is attended during normal weekly business hours.

Avoyelles Parish Sheriff
318-253-4000 (for information only)

District Attorney:
Avoyelles, Charles A. Riddle, III
318-253-6587

Clerk of Court
Avoyelles Parish
318-253-7523

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