Passages is a private, non-profit organization with the mission of supporting those individuals affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.
We provide free, confidential services to any victim of crime, especially domestic violence or sexual assault, recent or past.
Passages provides advocacy services to any person in the community regardless of age, gender, race, color, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation, economic status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability.
Services include crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy-based counseling, court, medical and social services advocacy, support groups, children’s advocacy and community education and prevention.
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As of Friday, April 28th, Passages emergency domestic violence shelter will be closing for an indefinite period of time. Like many other sectors of the economy, Passages has struggled with staff retention over the past several months. As a result, Passages is unable to provide services to those in need of 24/7 emergency shelter.
Our plan moving forward is to focus on enhancing staff sustainability. Passages will be looking at increasing wages to retain qualified staff and new, innovative recruitment options.
Despite this change in our services, we are still available for court & medical advocacy, youth advocacy, sexual assault services advocacy, housing advocacy, and domestic violence service advocacy.
The Passages business office will remain open and staffed with advocates Monday-Friday from 8am-4:30pm. Survivors in need of shelter services can still call and an advocate will assist them with a safety plan and alternatives to the Passages' emergency shelter.
We want our community to know we are still here for other critical services and will do everything we can to expedite the reopening of shelter services as soon as we can confidently provide those services that survivors need.
On October 19th, 2023, Bev's Walk will be held as a domestic violence/memorial walk. This event will be held in Richland Center. Register below.