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daughter and mom

begins through these doors

We know this isn't easy...

but that's why we're here.

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From the moment you reach out, you are guided down a path to help you rebuild yourself and life, while stopping the cycle of homelessness and abuse.

It's time to take your life back.

Serving Miami County for more than 40 years

The Family Abuse Shelter, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded in 1979 by Miami County Deputy Sheriff Barbel Adkins, who saw a better solution for sheltering domestic violence victims that were often housed temporarily in the county jail for their protection. 

With financial assistance from local churches, schools, and civic organizations, a permanent shelter was established as a safe haven for domestic violence and homelessness victims at the Franklin House in downtown Troy, Ohio (16 Franklin St) through 2020. 


Today, the Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County has expanded into a newly remodeled 7,370 square-foot facility that is energy-efficient, handicapped accessible, and has separate living spaces for those in need. It is now located at 530 Crescent Drive in Troy, Ohio.

Making a difference...

every way we can.


Units of Emergency Shelter


Domestic Violence Victims Helped


Meals Served


Safety Plans Created



Annual data collected in 2020.

Here to help 24/7

The Family Abuse Shelter of Miami County helps everyone regardless of gender, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, faith, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, or income.  We serve both survivors of domestic violence, homeless individuals, and families no matter the situation or hardship.

Family Abuse Shelter is here 24-hours a day to help those
immediate shelter and safety.

Not sure if you're experiencing abuse?

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Abuse is NOT only physical. It can come in several different forms that may or may not be criminal, including stalking and psychological aggression - threats, name-calling, and other nonverbal communication that signals harm.

Know the signs.

Donate During the Pandemic Crisis

Covid-19 has confirmed that there is no greater need than now for a safe space for those we serve. As we remain open during this time, we need your help more than ever.

How to Lend a

Helping Hand

Volunteers are a crucial part of the puzzle in helping fulfill our mission. We offer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Meal preparation

  • Receptionist

  • Activities with children

  • Assist with donations

For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Linda Woods at (937) 339-6761 x 103.​

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