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DVCAC operates the only domestic violence, emergency shelter in Cuyahoga County; accepting individuals and their children 24-hours a day who are in need of immediate relief from violence and abuse.Our program works to meet the comprehensive needs of victims who have been impacted by abuse and the first order of business is to take care of an individual’s basic needs: clothing, hygiene items, a bed, and nutritious meals and snacks.

Our emergency shelter strives to provide a warm, home-like atmosphere, where families can be comfortable and can begin to feel safe. Once settled, safety becomes the top priority of the program and our protocols are designed to enhance safety and confidentiality throughout a participant’s stay. Access to the full cadre of trauma informed services for survivors and their families include support groups, art therapy, personal advocacy, and other services as needed.

DVCAC's Emergency Shelter serves over 350 adults and children annually who are seeking a safe and violent-free life.

If you are in need of emergency shelter for you and/or your family please call our confidential 24-hour HelpLine at 216-391-HELP (4357).


You can help stop domestic violence and child abuse.

DVCAC reaches over 37,000 men, women and children each year in the Cleveland area

We could not do it without support from the community. Help us help others.