About Us

Our Mission

Forbes House empowers individuals and families to end to the cycle of domestic abuse.

Our Vision Statement

To help victims thrive and to foster an end to domestic abuse through education and advocacy.

Our Approach

domestic-violenceOur approach to those who call or come into the shelter is a holistic one. The immediate shelter is only a temporary solution to an immediate crisis.

Leaving the abusive environment is the first step, but domestic violence survivors often need long-term counseling, housing, legal assistance, and more. Forbes House is proud to offer such programs which include advocacy, children’s programs, support groups, community outreach, legal advocacy, and aftercare programs at no charge to our clients.

Upon arrival, clients are assigned a personal advocate to assist the client through their journey to a violence-free life. Advocates work with survivors to assess their needs and assist them in any way they can.

Referrals are also made to appropriate agencies and/or persons to help our clients accomplish their goals.

Year in Review – 2016

Please visit our YouTube channel to view our Impact Report video from 2016 or view the PDF version on our website.