In addition to safe emergency shelter, Care Lodge provides crisis intervention and supportive services for individuals who live throughout our service area. Non-Residential Services are offered primarily during regular business hours Monday - Thursday 8am - 4:30 pm and Fridays from 8am - 4pm.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Individualized case management
- Provision of clothing and personal hygiene items
- Crisis intervention
- Individual/ group counseling
- Information and referrals to community resources
- Employment skills
- Court advocacy
- Safety planning
- Rehousing assistance
- Support and connect groups
If you or someone very close to you has been a survivor of domestic violence or dating violence and you would like to connect to the free services we have to offer outside of emergency shelter, email Harmonee today at Harmonee@carelodge.com.
Weekly Support Is Available In-Person OR Virtually!
Mondays at 5:00 p.m.
Care Lodge Community Services Building
Connect groups are hosted by a Licensed Professional Counselor in-person or virtually via Zoom at the Community Services Building | 1627 23rd Avenue | Meridian, MS, 39301. Group discussions are centered around the participants’ ideas and goals. Those who attend are individuals just like you, or someone you care about, who has been impacted by any form of domestic violence. To learn more about opportunities to connect, heal and thrive, please contact Darlene today at Darlene@carelodge.com, or call 601.482.8719.
Domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate. People of any race, age, gender, sexuality, religion, education level, or economic status can be a victim — or perpetrator — of domestic violence. That includes behaviors that physically harm, intimidate, manipulate or control a partner, or otherwise force them to behave in ways they don’t want to, including through physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, or financial control. (Credit The National Domestic Violence Hotline)
Physical Distancing Creates New Opportunity to Connect
It’s okay if things look different during and after COVID-19. Since this onset of the “shelter in place” and “safer at home” guidelines, Care Lodge continues to stretch and grow through this new frontier of physical distancing challenges. As professionals who work with survivors of relationship trauma, we understand the vulnerable feeling that coincides with the need to connect and re-energize with others who “get” what you’re going through.
We have also learned that being able to choose how you show up to connection groups is essential to feeling safe while remaining confidential (or hidden from the other participants). With the increased knowledge of how to operate Zoom, many people find comfort in being able to choose an image to replace the live video chat or rename themselves. As participants and staff become more familiar with each other, they can decide when and how they wish to share details about where they are in their journey as a survivor.
We hear from many who have begun the healing process that when they hear stories of survival from others who have faced relationship abuse, or begin to share their story, they slowly feel the weight of the past begin to melt off their shoulders.
For emergency shelter or crisis intervention, call our 24/7 help line at 601.693.4673.