Providing safe places
Our emergency shelter is a temporary safe-haven for female victims of trafficking and abuse. Cases are referred to us by local child welfare departments looking for a safe place to temporarily house clients during criminal proceedings or investigations involving the perpetrator. In situations where the attacker cannot be apprehended or when there is a chance of retribution or new abuse taking place, victims remain with us until arrangements for permanent relocation can be made. Clients also find us through our Crisis Hotline and our presence in vulnerable communities. Each case is managed within our network of partner organizations, who together determine the best way forward.
Transition home for children
Our transition home serves as a temporary refuge for children who have been abandoned or removed from dangerous, abusive environments. We address their trauma through counseling and support, as we seek out the permanent placement that is in their very best interest.
There’s no place like family
While Compasio provides temporary shelter for children, we are committed to seeing them raised in real families. As much as possible, we seek to reunite children with their nuclear families of origin, or in kinship care. When family re-integration is not possible, we look at placing them within trustworthy, long-term foster families.