At the Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter, our advocates work with clients to help them and their families secure housing so they have a place to call home upon leaving our facility. Through our housing support program, we can help survivors secure housing in Benton County, Washington County, Madison County, and Carroll County. We help with rent, utilities, and housing applications on a case by case basis
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Safe, Seen, Home, Human
Domestic violence is the third leading cause of homelessness for families in the United States. A lack of safe, affordable housing remains one of the top barriers for domestic violence survivors as they fight to leave their abuser, according to the National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Housing Changes Lives
“It’s the second night me, baby, and puppy have stayed at our new apartment. Wow, we have come a long way. Without the shelter’s help, my baby, puppy, and I would not be where we are today. I can’t even begin to name all those who have helped us get where we are. NWAWS is a godsend for mothers and woman like me who want freedom from their abusers.” ~NWAWS Former Client
With the help of generous donors and Junior League of NWA, we are able to provide all of our clients who leave shelter with departure packs. These packs include things like laundry supplies, silverware, bath towels, wash cloths, paper goods, kitchen items, bedding, cleaning supplies, and more to give clients useful tools for their new living situations.