Catholic Social Service
Alee Womens Shelter
The Alee Women's Shelter provides emergency/protective shelter for victims of family domestic violence and sexual assault. The shelter serves women, with or without children, who are in crisis from family domestic violence and sexual assault. The location of the shelter is kept confidential in order to provide safety and security.
~ Protective shelter up to 45 days
~ Meals and clothing assistance
~ Moral and physical support for victims to begin a new healthy lifestyle
~ Respite care and childcare as needed to allow adult clients to access services to ensure their future safety and to promote independent living
~ Case management services to obtain necessary financial assistance, medical help, food stamps, housing, and legal services for clients
~ Access to workshops that focus on good hygienic health care, family health, nutrition, good housekeeping, parenting skills, coping skills, assertiveness skills building self-esteem and enhancing knowledge of self-worth, which helps to improve interpersonal relationships
~ Continued case management services after leaving the shelter
Signs of Family Violence & Domestic Abuse
~Physical Abuse - any intentional act causing injury or trauma to another person or animal by way of bodily contact. In most cases, children are the victims of physical abuse, but adults can also be victims, as in cases of domestic violence or workplace aggression.
~ Verbal Abuse - (also known as reviling, "verbal bullying," verbal violence or verbal assault/battery or "emotional abuse") is described as a negative defining statement told to the victim or about the victim, or by withholding any response, thereby defining the target as non-existent.
~ Isolation - (physical, social, or emotional) is often used to facilitate power and control over someone for an abusive purpose.
~ Coercion - the practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
~ Sexual Violence - is defined as a sexual act committed against someone without that person's freely given consent. Sexual violence is divided into the following types: Completed or attempted forced penetration of a victim, completed or attempted alcohol/drug-facilitated penetration of a victim, or any undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another, often using force or by taking advantage of another.
IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS SUFFERING FROM ABUSE,
CALL ONE OF THESE NUMBERS:
24 Hour Hotlines
Alee Shelter Hotline (671) 648-HOPE (4673)
Police/Emergency 911 or (671) 472-8911
VARO (671) 477-5552
Guam Behavioral Health Crisis Helpline (671) 647-8833
Crisis Helpline (671) 647-8833
Healing Hearts Rape Crisis Center (671) 647-5351 / 5412