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New Directions Women’s Shelter provides emergency, temporary shelter and services to women, children and men escaping domestic violence, victims of sexual assault and stalking. We provide support groups, individual counseling, court advocacy, housing information, case management, community education, advocacy, sexual assault response team and children’s services. Services are provided to residents and non-residents free of charge.

We are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, and provide emergency shelter and supplemental services to more than 1,200 women, men and children every year.

What Is Domestic Violence?

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence. Domestic violence happens when one person believes they are entitled to maintain coercive control over their partner.

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Below is a wish list of items we are in need of right now:

• Pillows

• Women's underwear- sizes small and medium

• Women's pants and shorts

• New underwear and socks of all sizes for boys, girls, and women

• Women's pajamas

• Flip flops

• House shoes

• New full-sized towels

• New sheets and comforters

• African American hair care products

• Luster's Pink

• Emotions

• Dark and Lovely

• Cocoa Butter

• Full-sized body wash

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Toothpaste

• Hair dryers

• Brushes and combs

• Non-expired car seats, booster seats, and infant carriers

• Diapers (all sizes, especially size 4,5, or 6)

• Wipes

• Sippy Cups

• Formula

• Baby monitors

• Stollers

• Batteries (9 volt and AA)

• Wide ruled notebook paper

• New playpens

• Art and craft materials (assortment)

• Band-Aids

• Gas Vouchers

• Cleaning supplies

• Over the Counter Medications – adults and children

• Umbrellas