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
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
seeking immediate shelter and safety.
Not sure if you're experiencing abuse?
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.
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Volunteers are a crucial part of the puzzle in helping fulfill our mission. Please check back soon to look for new openings and opportunities to serve our community with us.