601.693.HOPE or 1.888.593.HOPE operated by fully trained staff 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you or someone you know is in need, call today! Collect calls are also accepted. Individuals calling the crisis line will receive immediate assistance and essential referrals. Calls are completely confidential.
Any victim of domestic violence in need of a safe place can contact the shelter through the crisis
line and receive immediate assistance. The shelter is staffed by a Shelter Director, Professional Counselor, Children's Specialist, Residential Coordinator, Victim's Advocate and Residential Aides. They have a capacity of 40 persons and in an emergency can provide shelter for up to 50 persons. Information regarding crisis calls and the shelter programs are kept confidential & private for the safety of the clients. They offer services to non-shelter clients as well.
Care Lodge Services Include...
Crisis Line, Case Management, Victims Advocacy, Children's Program, Education, Counseling, Info & Referrals, Family Violence Intervention Program, and Anger Intervention Management Program
Care Lodge offers counseling and case management which enhances the recovery process and enables healing. Victims receive non-judgmental and professional assistance to prepare for the future by meeting their individual needs. We provide therapeutic & educational sessions for individuals and groups.
The goal of the Children's Program is to provide specialized services to end the cycle of violence, promote self-esteem, and provide assistance for a non-violent, peaceful environment. There are activities for pre-school children, an after school tutorial for school children, and a full time summer program.
Care Lodge is deeply rooted in the community. Our organization can make referrals for individualized services and assistance to other community service agencies.
Care Lodge recognizes the need for assistance and encouragement during the time of a crisis. The shelter offers advocacy to the victim by providing essential services and support. The advocacy includes accompanying the victim to appointments, court appearances, assisting with domestic violence protective orders, and providing a role of support during the recovery process.
FVIP: Family Violence Intervention Program
Care Lodge offers a comprehensive, educational Family Violence Intervention Program (FVIP) to provide an opportunity for change for men and women who batter. Although there is a small fee for the program, victim prevention is most effective by stopping the cycle of abuser violence.
AIM: Anger Intervention Management
Care Lodge offers a short-term educational program designed to address the personal and interpersonal effects of anger. The Anger Intervention Management Program (AIM) is designed to teach participants the importance of managing their own feelings through awareness and practicing anger management productively.
TAP: Transitional Assistance Program
Care Lodge implemented a Transitional Assistance Program in October 11, 2011 which addresses the lack of adequate transitional housing for victims of domestic violence in east central Mississippi. The program provides financial assistance, individualized and holistic services and advocacy to victims as they consider what options are available and appropriate for them. The goal of this program is to eventually move victims into permanent housing within a safe and violence free environment. Client autonomy and confidentiality are essential to this transitional housing program.