Although violence victims typically return to their abuser five to seven times before they make the final break, we know that of the families who completed our domestic violence recovery program in 2011, over 95% went on to safe homes to begin future lives of peace and hope, free from abuse.

The breakdown of where these families went after House of the Good Shepherd is as follows: 

• 21% moved into transitional second-stage housing (subsidized and overseen by a social service agency that usually provides support services such as budgeting, referrals, and some case management)
• 32% moved into their own apartments
• 32% moved in with family members
• 11% went to another shelter. 

Our violence recovery program gives battered women the information, training and confidence they need to end the cycle of violence in their families and create a brighter future for themselves