"Helping People Transition to a Better Tomorrow."
12th STREET DAY CENTER
Our 12th Street Day Center provides the homeless with showers, laundry, computers/internet, microwave, cell phone charging, counseling, and case management. The Center is currently open to homeless women on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
Join our Newsletter
Catalina came into the shelter as a domestic violence victim. She was eight months pregnant. She reported that her significant other had beaten her while striking his foot in her abdomen during the end stage of her pregnancy. Catalina arrived with only her purse and documents that she needed. Upon arrival to the shelter, Catalina received basic essentials, toiletries, blankets for her and her child and therapy. After being at the shelter for only a week, she gave birth to a healthy baby girl. However, Catalina had to have a C section due to the injuries sustained as a result of being victimized.
She gave birth without any support from her family. Soon after she returned from the hospital, the shelter staff started connecting her with many of the services available to her. She was provided presentations and support for victims of domestic violence. During this time, she learned to cope with her situation and gradually empowered herself by gaining self-confidence and self-esteem.
Therapy and support from staff allowed Catalina to move forward and regain her life once again. Three months after entering our shelter, Catalina transitioned into a permanent situation where she and her children rented their own apartment. In short, she no longer depends on her abuser for survival nor support. Catalina has learned to protect herself and her family as she continues to attend support groups. Her children too, were connected to receive therapeutic assistance through “First Five”, so they too could cope with the trauma left behind by the parent who once went out of control.