Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center is a unique program that bridges the gap between victims in crisis and the domestic violence system that is designed to help victims. It can be extremely hard to get the assistance needed in the time of crisis, and it is not easy to navigate the domestic violence systems. We recognize the impact of domestic violence on society, and we work hard to meet the needs of victims of abuse and increase community awareness and understanding of the cycle of violence.
Shepherd’s Door is the recipient of the 2007 President’s Volunteer Service Award from the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation for volunteering over 4,000 hours in two years. We are committed to the cause of domestic violence and determined to do our part in breaking the cycle of domestic violence in families. Shepherd’s Door is a 501(c)3 organization established in 2000.
The mission of Shepherd’s Door is to break the cycle of domestic violence in families through self-esteem empowerment, financial literacy, youth violence prevention education and direct rescue intervention to safety.
All family members have a right to safety where they reside and in the community.
We recognize that the inequality of women contributes to domestic and family violence.
Through good governance, we aim for high standards of accountability, transparency and service delivery.
We strive to work collaboratively and constructively.
We expect to see changes in the lives of the victims.
Our overall goal is for every participant in the program to leave feeling they are no longer alone and that we are there to support and restore self-esteem and self-confidence while establishing safety, empowerment, and healing.