PATH Shelter

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Shelter

If you are in immediate danger, please call 9-1-1.

The PATH Shelter provides comprehensive shelter services to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault make safe and informed choices about the violence in their lives. In operation since 1982, PATH offers real hope and help to those seeking a life free of violence, intimidation and abuse.

Program services include:

  • 24-Hour Hotline for Crisis Intervention, information and referral
  • Safe, Emergency Shelter; Food and clothing
  • Emotional support and counseling
  • Medical assistance
  • Job skills, career counseling and job search support
  • Temporary housing and budgeting assistance
  • Parenting skills and children’s services
  • Court and medical accompaniment and advocacy
  • Safety planning
  • Healthy Relationship Courses

“I feel like the PATH Shelter has been a safe place to be and the staff has made sure that we are well provided for. I feel like I have grown as a person since I have been here. They helped me get my drivers license and start on my high school diploma. These were things I would have never been able to do if I had stayed in my past situation. Everyone here has been so nice to me and helpful at all times. Sherry has been great with my daughter. I am thankful for them.”


PATH Shelter Resident

Helping at the Path Shelter

Contact Libby Mullinax, Client Services Coordinator or Sarah Warrick, Court Advocate:

  • Crisis Line: (828) 245-8595
  • Phone: (828) 247-1440
  • Fax: (828) 247-1456


    Create a Safety Plan

          It’s wise to create a safety plan before attempting to leave from a domestic violence   relationship. Often, batterers will strike back when they believe that the battered victim is   going to leave the relationship. The National Domestic Violence Hotline has a digital safety plan that you can complete on their website. After answering the questions, they email you a link to your customized plan that expires after 24 hours. This ensures your safety further.

    To create your plan, click anywhere in this grey area.