Family Abuse Shelter Of Miami County Expands In Size And Services
In 2020, the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County served hundreds of men, women and children in their emergency shelter in Troy. The shelter also provided help to more than 500 victims of domestic violence. Now, the nonprofit has a new home thanks to a $2.3 million fundraising campaign.
The shelter was founded in 1979. Since then, they’ve served thousands of women and children needing shelter from domestic violence or homelessness.
Barb Holman, executive director of the non-profit, says their successful fundraising campaign means the shelter has a new home and the ability to expand their services.
“Even though a lot of people that have experienced domestic violence end up homeless and a lot of homeless have experienced domestic violence, there are very specific issues that you have to work on," she says. "So as we built a new facility, we're actually adapting our services to be focused on staff that are dedicated to each one of those populations."
With the new location on Crescent Dr. in Troy, the Family Abuse Shelter has doubled the space they have for the women and children they serve.
There’s also a playground and green space available where, Holman says, kids can be kids.