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VICTIM SERVICES SHELTER

 

MISSION
The mission of the Dubuque Community YMCA/YWCA Victim Services Shelter is to empower and advocate for all victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking, especially those seeking shelter services. We strive to create an educated community that supports and participates in securing a person’s right to a live a life free from violence.

 

WHAT TYPES OF SHELTER SERVICES ARE OFFERED?
Victim Services Shelter is a 17-bed immediate and emergency safe shelter for those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and sex trafficking, in Dubuque, IA. We are staffed 24/7 with trained victim advocates. All victims are connected to community resources by advocates, and victims with high safety risk are eligible for up to a 30 day stay in our shelter.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SHELTER SERVICES?
Anyone fleeing domestic abuse, sexual assault, and sex trafficking is eligible for assistance.

 

ANNUAL SERVICE STATISTICS 

  • 144 victims received safe shelter
  • The Victim Services Shelter provided 4,002 nights of safety
  • Victims were provided with 711 rides to various locations
  • Staff and volunteers received and assisted 3,012 hotline calls
  • Average length of shelter stay was 35-45 days
  • Average cost per person per stay $385.00

VICTIM SERVICES SHELTER TOP 5 NEEDS
  • $25 Grocery Store Gift Cards
  • $25 Gas Gift Cards
  • Bedding Sets (twin/full/queen sheets and comforters)
  • Pillows
  • Personal Hygiene Products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, brushes/combs for all ethnicities and hair textures)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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