Eagles’ Nest Shelter
Women of Nations Eagles’ Nest Shelter is a 44 bed emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. Many women arrive at the shelter immediately upon release from the emergency room and present with co-occurring disorders (anxiety, depression, PTSD, or substance abuse). While they reside at the shelter, women attend psychoeducational workshops, meet with case managers to set goals to begin rebuilding their lives.
Outreach and Community Engagement (OCE)
Our Outreach and Community Engagement program provides support, access to resources, and legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence. OCE compliments the shelter by providing advocacy services to battered women and their children after their stay here. Continued assistance includes: support groups, one-on-one counseling, home visits, and legal advocacy to all those leaving our shelter.
A complex trauma, such as witnessing or experiencing domestic abuse, can affect the way an individual perceives their surroundings. An individual’s thoughts after prolonged exposure to abuse or community violence will impact the way they filter their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Trauma-Informed Care seeks to minimize the possibility that a victim will experience further trauma while seeking services by addressing all aspects of care and service delivery in an organization. Implementing this kind of care has meant significant improvements in the services we can provide our clients.