Harbor Haus is a 20-bed facility that provides housing for domestic violence victims in Cullman County. Harbor Haus is accredited through the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Each year Harbor Haus provides shelter and supportive services to over 100 families and individuals.
The shelter provides a safe haven for victims of family violence who are being physically, sexually, or emotionally abused and have no safe place to go. Services are provided to residents of Cullman county, however, victims from other counties and out-of-state are admitted when space is available, and on a case-by-case basis.
While we do allow time to heal and recover from the major trauma that brings to Harbor Haus, they soon will begin working with staff to develop a workable case plan for their future independence and safety. Harbor Haus features 8-bedrooms, 1-large family room, which can be transformed to suit the needs of the family. While individuals or families are in shelter, staff try to meet all their basic needs. We are able to assist with clothing, toiletries, and other basic needs items.
Harbor Haus has a fully stocked kitchen where residents can prepare their meals. In addition, we offer access to a laundry facility, which is stocked with washing detergent and bleach for their use. There are two central living areas where residents can watch television and socialize. For the children's amusement, there is a indoor play room and an outdoor playground.
Families has access to services such as individual counseling session, support group meetings, court advocacy, child advocacy, and much more. As families feel safe and ready to move on, case managers are available to help find a place to live, find a job, or give additional resources. As families leave Harbor Haus, they can opt-in to have outreach services, which include case management, advocacy, counseling, and support group meetings, etc.
To learn more about life in shelter,please visit our Frequently Asked Questions' section.