Bolton Refuge House-Jackson County Outreach works with women and men to help them understand the various dynamics surrounding domestic violence and/or sexual assault so that they can feel empowered to plan a path to heal from their experience. Our advocates work with individuals to meet them where they’re at in their journey and help them recognize what their individual needs are.
We provide advocacy services that are unique to that individual, which may include assistance in filing a restraining order, navigating the legal system, safety planning, supportive listening and/or other information and referrals to area resources that provide assistance with other needs such as employment, education, transportation, child care, food, and permanent housing.
Currently, BRH-JCO operates four transitional housing units located in Jackson County. Each apartment is kept fully furnished with donations we receive from our generous community. The TLP program is designed to meet the needs of survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence and abuse who become homeless and have utilized BRH emergency shelter/services as a result of leaving the abusive situation they were in and are also working towards obtaining permanent housing.
BRJCO holds community events and awareness activities throughout the year and conducts various presentations throughout the community as a reminder that Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is not just a women’s issue. It is also a way for us to reach out to those who have yet to come forward; to let them know that help is available and that everyone has a right to feel safe-all the time.