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    Baraga County Shelter Home
           A Non-Profit Agency Serving Baraga County, Michigan

 

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Baraga County Shelter Home

Provides the following FREE Services:

* Shelter, Food & Clothing in a safe environment.

*   24 Hour Telephone Crisis Intervention

*  Information about available Domestic Violence Intervention options for the survivor.

*   Advocacy & support for clients with medical, social, legal, ministerial, mental health and substance abuse issues.

*  Transportation to various services when necessary.

*   Support group for both residential and non-residential clients.

*   Referral for male victims to available resources.

*   Counselor & Youth Advocate on site.

 

 

VICTIM ADVOCACY SERVICES

 

The S.T.O.P. Program, funded by a federal grant from the Department of Justice, allows the Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc. to employ a Victim’s Advocate 1/2 time.  Services available through the S.T.O.P. Advocacy Program are as follows:

 

  *  Criminal Justice Advocacy                         *  Legal Advocacy

  *  Personal Protection Orders                        *  Housing Advocacy

  *  Financial Advocacy                                   *  Court Room Advocacy & Support

  *  Transportation                                           *  Medical Advocacy

  *  Information & Referrals

 

All services are free of cost and available to victims of Domestic & Sexual Violence.  Contact the S.T.O.P. Office at (906) 395-0526 or the Baraga County Shelter Home (24 hr. crisis line) at (906) 524-7078.

Advocacy is defined as “An act of pleading for or giving verbal support to a cause.”  (Random House College Dictionary, 1975).

 

 

Housing Resource Specialist

(906) 524 – 5017

      The Housing Resource Specialist will assist and advocate for clientele with housing throughout Baraga County by:

Assisting clients with housing applications.

     Maintaining an updated list of available and adequate housing.

    Transportation to housing appointments

   Financial Assistance 

1st Months Rent/Security Deposits

       Utility Deposit

           Shut off Notice (Utilities)

        Eviction Notices

    Housing Plan/Goals

    Follow – up

 

 

Parent Aide Program

The Parent Aide will work with families in a variety of capacities including:

 

  •       - Parenting Skills

  •       - Budgeting

  •       - Family Issues

  •       - Nutrition

  •       - Organizational Skills

  •       - Home Management

  •       - Domestic Violence 

  •       - Community Resources

 

All referrals come from the Department of Human Services.  Any person may recommend/refer a family to the program for approval by DHS.

 

For more information or to make a referral please contact the Parent Aide at:

(906) 524 – 5017 

 

 

Group Counseling Program

Directed by our staff counselor or other trained staff our goal is to facilitate group healing through discussion, support, and empowerment.

Monday’s 6 P.M. – 8 P.M.

Topics include:

 Domestic violence men, women, and children

Alcohol/drug abuse and the role it plays in domestic violence

The effects of domestic violence on children

Helping children to cope with the realities of domestic violence

Empowerment through information and realization

Strength from within

Positive parenting

Budgeting and planning

Group Support offers a helpful environment where victims and family members can seek information and healing. Meetings are open to the public with the understanding that anything that is discussed in a group support meeting is confidential.

 

 

 

Individual Counseling Program

Individual Counseling appointments are offered at no charge to clients of domestic violence or sexual assault.

Appointments are completely confidential and can be arranged by calling the crisis line at

 (906) 524- 7078

 

 

The Baraga County Shelter Home, Inc. is funded by:

Domestic Violence Prevention & Treatment Board (DVPTB)

STOP ARRA – Stimulus Funds

Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

Federal Emergency Management Act (FEMA)

Victims of Crime Act (VOCA)

Various other donations.

 

 

 
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