Legal expertise is provided free of charge to Spring participants by Bay Area Legal Services staff co-located at our emergency shelter and Outreach locations.
INCREDIBLE KIDS! PROGRAM
Children residing with us are eligible for on-site daycare, elementary school, aftercare programs, summer camp and tutoring. Resident children attend groups and learn about safety planning and healthy relationships.
The transitional housing team provides service management and affordable housing to survivors. Many residents are enrolled in college or enhanced job training programs. Participants reside in our 12-unit apartment complex as they work toward economic self-sufficiency, and pay a portion of their rent and utilities.
HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
Our Health and Wellness Champion connects survivors to healthcare services, facilitates health and wellness groups, coordinates community health resources for our participants, and trains medical professionals on how to recognize and respond to signs of domestic violence.
Our Shelter University offers classes to our participants to help them prepare for self-sufficiency. Class topics include computer training, resume writing, financial literacy and social-emotional intelligence.
SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
- Our InVEST advocate works with local law enforcement to identify victims and survivors of domestic violence at high risk of being murdered by their partner. Our advocate reaches out to survivors to offer safety planning information and services, while our law enforcement partners implement measures to hold batterers accountable.
- Our DV/CPI Advocate is co-located at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Child Protection Division. This project bridges the gap between child welfare and domestic violence service providers to enhance family safety, create permanency for children, reduce removals of children from non-offending parents, and hold batterers accountable.
- Project SAVE (Sheltering Animals from Violence to Ensure Safety) houses pets of families entering shelter, keeping them safe while their families are with us.
PREVENTION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Staff members conduct trainings on domestic violence and teen dating violence for youth, the community and professionals who work with families. These include prevention programs through schools and partner agencies that teach youth about respectful relationships and convey that violence is never an acceptable response to relationship conflict.
If you would like to schedule a speaker, please call (813) 247-5433 ext. 332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.