El Refugio’s emergency shelter is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Services are free and we assist with life skills development, children’s activities, safety planning, educational classes, and providing necessary referrals and resources. Transitional Housing services and Rapid Re-Housing services are also available. Temporary shelter is provided for up to 90 days, with 30-day reviews. Safety and security are provided along with case management services and educational programs.
Highly trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially in more than 200 languages with anyone in the United States who is experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship. All calls are free and confidential.