St. Jude House is a 30-bed shelter in Crown Point (the largest in Northwest Indiana), providing comprehensive services to domestic violence victims and their dependent children at no cost since 1995. St. Jude House empowers victims of domestic violence and their children through the provision of services and resources needed to break the cycle of violence in their lives and help them on their journey to self-sufficiency. A 24/7 crisis line responds to nearly 1,150 calls each year. Services in addition to food and shelter include: legal advocacy, case management, life skills training, employment support, financial literacy, and support groups. Support groups also include non-residential clients. A leader in outreach and community awareness, St. Jude House also provides trainings for law enforcement, medical/health professionals, social service providers, businesses and schools on domestic violence prevention. Programming is also offered in schools to children and teens on dating violence, bullying and self-respect.
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. This includes parents, children, family members, and friends. Abuse is physical, sexual, emotional, economic and/or psychological actions or threats of action that influence another person. Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender.
Last year your support offered hope and a safe place to 198 adults and their 184 children. THANK YOU!
What is the best recommendation you can make to anyone in this type of relationship? Have them call our crisis line 800-254-1286.