The Joy D. Baker Center serves women with or without children affected by domestic violence and also serves as a shelter for homeless women with children. Safety is a top priority in our monitored, secure facility. In addition to providing housing and meals, our 24-hour staff serves as counselors and liaisons with both the court and the school systems and can assist with job placement or referrals to other agencies.
The Rainbow Promises program is also available to assist children with counseling and educational needs.
The shelter has 6 units with a total of 36 beds. The center provided shelter for 272 women and 98 children last year.
For more information, call (865) 525-9401 anytime.