Putnam County's Lee Conlee House offers emergency safety to adults and children facing domestic abuse and violence
The dedicated staff at the Lee Conlee House (LCH) is proud to serve the citizens of Putnam County with emergency services for victims of domestic abuse with a Crisis Intervention HOTLINE open 24/7/365.
Organization and service description
LCH is the certified domestic violence center that serves survivors of domestic violence in Putnam County. We provide a wide range of services, including:
- Emergency shelter
- Transitional housing
- Crisis hotline
- Legal advocacy
- Children's programming
- Education and training
- Counseling and support groups
- Community awareness and intervention
- Violence prevention education and services
LCH is an active member of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence (FCADV).
Supportive housing at the Lee Conlee House
Our supportive housing program offers 12 beds for women with or without children. Here our residents begin to further their education and take part in community programs that are designed to increase financial independence and support well-being. Participants qualifying for supportive housing are asked to pay a small percentage, sometimes as little as $10.00 per month, for their stay. Those funds will be returned to the resident when the resident leaves the program. Participants may stay in the program for as little as six months or as long as two years depending on their program involvement.
Call us immediately for emergency shelter
The Lee Conlee House offers a 24-bed emergency shelter facility, which is a secured and staffed facility in a confidential location. Our goal is to provide an emergency shelter environment in a residential home atmosphere with the hope of making your stay as comfortable as possible. We understand you are faced with difficult decisions. Advocates are available to our residents at any time and on any day to talk and support you through the transition of living in an abusive relationship to living one of safety and peace.
Our Outreach Program saves lives
Our outreach program is available Monday through Friday. It is offered in multiple locations to make services accessible to those who need them in Putnam County. Advocates provide services by appointment; however, walk-ins are accepted. Each of our professionals and volunteers understand how difficult it can be living in a violent relationship and how hard it is to make decisions alone.
Our advocates are available to sit and talk with you one-on-one while giving you the support you need in making important decisions that are best for you and your children. Also, we will make the referrals you need to assist you with securing the appropriate resources that are available for you.
Outreach, shelter and supportive housing services
We are here to help. We provide the following during your stay with us:
- Individual Counseling and Support Groups
- Injunction Assistance
- Victim’s Compensation through the Attorney General’s Office
- Legal Referral
- Community Information & Referral
- Financial Assistance (limited)
- Children’s Advocacy
- Criminal Justice Advocacy
Women’s Substance Abuse Recovery Support Group
We understand that many women who are living in violent relationships turn to substances, such as alcohol and drugs, to cope with the trauma they have experienced. Our caring and compassionate advocates are available to support you in your recovery from violence and substance misuse.
Every Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. women meet with peers who are also on a path to sobriety and recovery. The group is confidential, and you may remain anonymous. Each week advocates will facilitate group discussions around sobriety and trauma recovery. You may participate in their group regardless of involvement in other Lee Conlee House programs. For more information about this group please call: 386-325-4447.