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Our Mission


Shepherd’s Door Mission: Empowering Lives, Breaking Cycles


Our mission goes beyond addressing the immediate concerns of Intimate Partner Violence; it extends to comprehensive support for victims and survivors. We are dedicated to breaking the cycle of abuse and fostering holistic healing. Our commitment includes:

Supportive Services for victims and survivors of Intimate Violence:
Providing tailored support to individuals affected by Intimate Partner Violence, including individual peer counseling, group support, financial literacy, healing art and legal assistance


Wrap-Around Services:
Enabling a seamless and comprehensive approach to address the multifaceted needs of survivors, ensuring their physical, emotional, and practical well-being.

Housing Support for Victims Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness:
Recognizing the urgent need for safe housing, we offer support to victims facing homelessness due to Intimate Partner Violence, facilitating their journey toward stability.

Youth Violence Prevention Workshops:
Extending our impact on schools and the community, Shepherd’s Door conducts Youth Violence Prevention Workshops on Healthy vs Unhealthy Relationships. These workshops are designed to empower the younger generation with knowledge and strategies to prevent and address youth violence in schools and empower them with knowledge as they begin dating. 

Our Core Belief:

Knowledge is Power, and Information is the Key:
At Shepherd’s Door, we firmly believe that knowledge is a potent tool for empowerment, and information serves as the key to breaking the cycles of violence. By providing comprehensive services and educational initiatives, we aim to equip individuals and communities with the understanding and tools needed to navigate the complexities of Intimate Partner Violence.

Join us in our mission to create a future where every individual can live free from the shadows of violence. At Shepherd’s Door, we are not just offering services; we are building pathways to hope, healing, and lasting change.

About Us

Shepherd’s Door Domestic Violence Resource Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, organization that bridges the gap between victims in crisis and the system that is designed to help victims. We take a trauma informed approach to meet the safety, physical, economic and emotional needs of our constituents. It can be extremely hard for survivors of domestic violence to  get the assistance needed in time of crisis. We recognize the impact of domestic violence on society. 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 committed to the cause of domestic violence and determined to do our part in breaking the cycle of domestic violence in families.

Our Values

  • We believe 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.

  • We aim for high standards of accountability, transparency and service delivery.

  • We strive to work collaboratively and constructively.

  • We anticipate that the lives of survivors will change. 

  • We believe all individuals are valued regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, class, age, country of origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, religion or ability.  Respect is reflected in the way we treat our clients and ourselves.

  •  We value the ideas, beliefs, opinions and decisions of others, whether or not we agree with them.

Our Goal

Our overall goal is for every participant in the program to leave feeling they are not alone. We are there to support, restore self-esteem and self-confidence while establishing safety, and healing of trauma.

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