The Lee Conlee House certified center offers emergency shelter to adults and their families facing domestic abuse and violence
A society where intimate partners and family members treat each other with dignity, respect and compassion; where oppression is replaced with equality; where the expression of conflict and anger is non-violent; where children grow up with their esteem intact and are nurtured in such a manner they recognize the value of speaking the truth, welcoming diversity and practicing cooperation. Our vision is a society free from intimate and political wars.
The Lee Conlee House (LCH) Domestic Violence Shelter is committed to recognizing and responding to our community’s need for comprehensive, multicultural domestic violence services. We understand that domestic violence in its fullest scope impacts primary victims, family members, society and future generations. With this in mind, it is our goal to stop the campaign of violence by providing crisis intervention, emergency shelter, advocacy, treatment, prevention, and education through the establishment of community partnerships.
In my time at the LCH shelter, I was encouraged to set my own goals and accomplish them. The advocates empowered me! Now I believe in me, I am stronger than ever, in my mind, and spirit.
The thing I remember most in my time at LCH Gifted Program was the understanding and helping advocates, they never gave up on me, they were nonjudgmental. It literally felt like family. I have hope now, and I will never forget what I have learned there.
Simply put, LCH was there when I needed them! I will forever be grateful!
The recovery program offered by the LCH helped me to gain independence. I learned how to manage my money better, and I have started back at school!
History of the Lee Conlee House is one of hope and survival in Putnam County, FL
The Lee Conlee House (formerly Helping Hands of Putnam County) was the vision and hard work of a group of dedicated individuals who wanted to open a shelter in Putnam County, Florida. Previously, survivors of domestic violence and their children received services in Alachua County and the distance from their support system was often a barrier.
2009Spring 2009 | The Trans House began to provide longer-term housing to women and families. Now, the two facilities – The Lee Conlee House and The Trans House – provided a total of 28 community beds for survivors of intimate partner violence and their children.
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