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About Us

The shelter in Ocala is a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to helping the battered woman and her family. Our professional and volunteer staff conducts a complete counseling, assistance, safe housing, and referral program. We work with many other community agencies to provide the best possible services to each family that comes to us. We also counsel with husbands who have been battered. All services are free.

The most pressing need of the battered woman and her children is a safe place to stay. We have a 60+ bed shelter where the abused woman and her children can go to be safe from further harm and find the emotional and practical support to begin to rebuild a safer, happier life.


The Center began in 1975  with 11 dedicated volunteers. The Center/Shelter expanded over the years to meet the needs of domestic violence and rape victims in this growing community.