El Refugio (ERI) operates the Casa Carmel Shelter for battered women and their children, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Temporary shelter is provided for up to 90 days with 30 day reviews. Safety and security are provided along with case management services and educational programs.
Support El Refugio's Healing Garden Landscaping Project
We are creating a secured area for anyone receiving services from El Refugio. Support completion of our healing space and purchase a Brick Paver. [ Details and Payment Form PDF
Community Peace Quilts
The Squares will be collected and a group of talented volunteers will put them together to create the Community PEACE Quilts! Quilts will be Displayed and Raffled off to support the programs of El Refugio, Inc.
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El Refugio's Casa Carmel Shelter, a doorway to a new life without violence, a doorway to reclaiming control and restoring self-respect. We provide classes that deal with dynamics of domestic violence and ways to break the cycle.
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Guidelines and rules set a safety structure for single women and their children. Women entering the shelter must be self-sufficient and in immediate danger. Arrangements for shelter needed by male victims can be made as needed. El Refugio's goal is to provide the doorway essential to a new life without violence and a path to taking control and restoring self-respect.