A safe place to call home makes all the difference.

Housing is a central need for people fleeing violence, and the benefits of safe housing go far beyond a physical place to sleep. Safe housing increases the ability to leave abuse, reduces stress, and improves mental health and safety.

Every person’s housing needs are different, and solutions are often not straightforward. Our housing program includes shelter and housing staff who are uniquely trained on accessing available resources and locating safe, affordable and sustainable housing for survivors and their children. WISE has relationships with private landlords, social service providers and community organizations to help connect survivors with housing that will work for them.

Emergency shelter

We work with networks of emergency shelter options for people who are fleeing with nowhere to go.

WISE Safe Home

Survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking and trafficking can access confidential housing with daily support from WISE Advocates.

This nurturing home provides three individual rooms and communal living space for survivors and their children who need immediate emergency housing and time to consider new options.

Jane’s Place

The fully furnished apartments at Jane’s Place are an extension of WISE’s emergency housing program and a step between our short-term Safe Home and independent long-term housing. Jane’s Place apartments offer survivors independent space while preparing for more permanent housing.