About us

The mission of South Suburban Family Shelter is to provide comprehensive, coordinated services to families in which domestic violence exists without imposing any one solution.

Who We Are

South Suburban Family Shelter is a
safe place to get help

South Suburban Family Shelter (SSFS) provides caring and confidential help to victims of domestic violence. Our professional counselors and advocates understand the dynamics of domestic violence and help clients identify and choose options in their life situations.

All services are free of charge for victims and are available in English and Spanish.

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Values

To strive towards accomplishing the mission and the vision, we foster a flexible, inclusive atmosphere in which passionate, highly talented professionals engage in work that produces significant, positive impact on families and communities. We use the following values to guide our organizational culture and processes:

  • We support change and engage in all aspects of this process.
  • We provide safety through trust and confidentiality.
  • We promote inclusivity and embrace diversity.
  • We value others through respect and dignity.
  • We act with integrity and uphold accountability and transparency.
  • We foster teamwork through collaboration and open communication.
  • We commit to ongoing innovation, education and growth.

Guiding Principles

  • Domestic violence is a crime of power and control.
  • Domestic violence negatively impacts all who experience and/or witness it; therefore, domestic violence diminishes the quality of life in the community.
  • Domestic violence is abuse and is unjustified.
  • Each person has responsibility for his/her own behavior.
  • Survivors do not cause the abuse.
  • Each person has a right to the information, support and services necessary to become safe, self-reliant, and autonomous.
  • Children from violent homes are at risk.
  • Violent behavior is a learned response and is often passed down from generation to generation.

The Impact

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Clients surveyed are more hopeful about their future after receiving services at SSFS

Become a part of our great work

SSFS STAFF WORK AS A TEAM EVERYDAY TO HELP TRAUMA SURVIORS, THOSE WHO HAVE DONE HARM AND TO PREVENT ABUSE IN THE LIVES OF OUR YOUTH.