Emergency Services

Sanctuary’s emergency services program is designed to provide emergency services to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault and their dependants. The program’s primary goal is to provide safety to victims and accompanying dependents.  The program also aims to provide stability through the completion of a short-term safety and recovery plan with individual and group counseling services.  Community-based support services and resources are provided as needed. Comprehensively, the emergency service program ends with progress made toward support services or independent living.

Emergency services are available to the following individuals:

Victims of recent sexual assault referred by advocates

Any dependant who accompanies an adult victim


Services Included

24-Hour Crisis Line

Our 24-hour crisis hotline is answered every day of the year. Speak to a certified advocate and find support for your specific needs. All calls are confidential and you can remain anonymous. 800-766-0000

Short-term Emergency Shelter

Safe housing can provide a pathway to freedom. We are here to fulfill that emergency need.

Hospital Advocacy

For Victims Of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence
We provide accompaniment to the hospital for survivors of domestic and sexual assault seeking medical care.

Emergency Agency Referrals

(CHFS, Law Enforcement)
We provide referrals to third party agencies to ensure the holistic needs of survivors are met. Collaboration among partners increases chances of success.

Case Management

Case management support provides guidance through programs and services available to survivors empowering survivors to make decisions that are safest for them and their children.

For more information or if you or someone you know needs immediate assistance, referral, or shelter due to a domestic violence and/or sexual assault incident, please call 270-885-4572 or 800-766-0000.

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