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24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:

Calcasieu Women's Shelter provides 24-hour information and crisis support for survivors, their families, and their friends.

Sexual Assault Hotline: (337) 494-7273 or 1-866-570-7273
Domestic Violence Hotline: (337) 436-4552 or 1-800-223-8066
Statewide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-888-411-1333

Emergency Shelter for Battered Women and their Children:

Calcasieu Women's Shelter can accommodate up to 33 women and their children each night. All residents receive case management and advocacy services. Shelter staff and volunteers help clients begin to rebuild their lives by assisting them in identifying and accessing financial assistance, affordable housing, transportation, childcare, employment opportunities and other community based services.
††††For more information call 436-4552.

Non-Residential Services:

Advocates provide individual and group sessions for adult, child and adolescent survivors of domestic violence and counseling for sexual assault survivors.
††††For domestic violence advocacy services call 436-4552.
††††For sexual assault counseling services call 494-7273.


Childrenís Services:

Individual and group activities are available for children who accompany their mothers to the Shelter domestic violence programs.
††††For more information call 436-4552 and ask for the Children's Department.

Legal Advocacy:

Calcasieu Women's Shelter has advocates who work within the system to help clients navigate through the legal process of obtaining protection orders. Legal advocate volunteers and staff provide temporary restraining orders, court accompaniment, information, referrals, and support.
††††To access these services call 436-4552 for domestic violence
††††or 494-7273 for sexual assault.


Hospital Advocacy:

Rape Crisis Outreach staff members and volunteers are available around-the-clock to give support, information and guidance to rape survivors at local hospitals.
††††To access these services call 494-7273.

Community Education/ Training

Calcasieu Women's Shelter provides extensive education opportunities free of charge to the community. Presentations include Domestic Violence in the Workplace, What Every Congregation Should Know, Dynamics of Domestic Violence, Warning Signs, Healthy Relationships, and Teen Dating Violence. Presentations on domestic violence and sexual violence are available to schools, churches, civic organizations, universities, businesses, and other groups. Training is provided to law enforcement, lawyers, judges, and workers in the medical field.
††††To schedule an educational program on domestic violence, contact the Shelter at 436-4552.
††††To schedule an educational program on sexual violence, contact Rape Crisis Outreach at 494-7273.


Career Training

Calcasieu Women's Shelterís Education Program for women affected by domestic violence offers resume writing, interview techniques, assistance with job applications, referrals to resources in the community, and other courses as necessary.
††††For more information contact the Shelter at 436-4552.

Adult Basic Education

Calcasieu Women's Shelterís Education Program offers a GED Program and Basic Education with a certified teacher for women affected by domestic violence. These are provided at an individual level of instruction. Computers with tutorials are also available .
††††For more information contact the Shelter at 436-4552.

After School Program for Children

Calcasieu Women's Shelter offers an after school program for children affected by domestic violence, residents and non-residents.
For information contact the Shelter at 436-4552 and ask for the Children's Department.