In June 1985, a small group of women, often working without pay, started Artemis House (now Artemis Center for Alternatives to Domestic Violence) to provide advocacy services beyond the traditional housing and safety offered by battered women’s shelters. For over three decades, Artemis has served more than 85,000 victims of domestic violence and their children, providing crisis intervention, safety planning, education, and emotional and material support.
Artemis Center empowers victims of domestic violence to make decisions and choices that will allow them to achieve and maintain safety for themselves and their children. By working collaboratively with other community resources, Artemis Center advocates are able to coordinate needed services for victims. Additionally, through collaboration with the justice, child welfare and healthcare systems, as well as other systems partners, and through community education and advocacy programs, Artemis has been instrumental in the development and implementation of community-wide best practice responses to domestic violence.
Mission: Leading the community in Its Commitment to End Domestic Violence
Artemis relies on the generosity of individual donors, foundations, and corporate partners to continue providing programs and services free of charge to victims of domestic violence and their children. Services include:
•24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline, 222-SAFE (7233)*
•Crisis intervention and supportive services
•Assistance with the legal process
•Children’s Therapy Program
•Referrals to Crime Victims Compensation and other community resources
•Workplace Safe from Domestic Violence Program