Genesis House (Hands of a Friend)

Hands of a Friend (Manos Amigas) provides shelter for victims in need of escaping domestic violence/sexual assault & human trafficking. We assist victims by providing needed services including legal, financial, immigration, medical, educational, employment, transportation and permanent housing solutions.

Our shelter, Genesis House serves as a “safe haven” for female victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Genesis House has provided over 75,000 bed nights since its opening in January 2007.

If you need shelter from abuse call:

Services – Classes
• Shelter from 1 day to 24 months
• All meals & snacks
• Empowerment classes
• Parenting after abuse
• GED Program & Continuing Education
• English First Class
• Goal setting your future
• Childcare through partnership of local businesses

Advocacy – Programs
• Citizenship aid through Violence Against Women Act
• Advocacy and counseling
• Cosmetic reconstruction to repair scars from abuse
• Credit repair and budgeting classes
• Poverty to Payroll Program
• Court and Legal Aid