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The Lee Conlee House certified center offers emergency shelter to adults and their families facing domestic abuse and violence

Vision Statement

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.

Mission Statement

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.


Call us at 386-325-3141 for emergency shelter
The Lee Conlee House offers a 24-bed emergency shelter facility.
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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.

1998The first Putnam County shelter was opened named after Leon Conlee, a city commissioner who was instrumental in obtaining the house. This shelter structure was a three-bedroom residential home with eight beds and the first administration office.
2006September 2006 | We received funding by the State Office on Homelessness to build transitional housing.
2002March 2002 | We became one of 42 certified domestic violence centers in Florida. This certification paved the way for new funding opportunities.
2008May 2008 | The new emergency shelter began to house its first residents.
2005We were awarded a Capital Improvement Grant through the Department of Children and Families for the purchase and renovation of a new shelter.

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.

Lee Conlee House Inc is supported by a grant from the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Funds.

About the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund:

The Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund at The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida was created by Delores Barr Weaver in 2015 as the natural evolution of the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, which has awarded more than $86 million in grants since she created it in 2012. She also provides separate, annual support to 20 local, nonprofit organizations for their annual fundraising events through the Delores Barr Weaver Forever Event Fund. Like the Delores Barr Weaver Fund, the Delores Barr Weaver Legacy Fund's purpose is to provide grants to nonprofit organizations that do work she has supported over many years and to encourage others to do so as well. Mrs. Weaver has an extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, and she has provided transformative support to dozens of nonprofit organizations that uplift, enlighten and advance our community.