Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter

Locations: P.O. Box 1059, Rogers
Phone: 479-246-9999
Website: http://www.nwawomensshelter.org

Mission:  Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter is committed to serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and empowering them to build lives free of violence.

About:  The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter (NWAWS) provides free emergency shelter, food, and clothing to victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  We also provide a free 24-hour crisis phone line and services to clients.  We also offer court advocacy Spanish bilingual services, children’s advocacy and programming, community education, support groups, counseling, and a volunteer program.

Domestic violence does not discriminate; therefore, our clients are from across all demographics in terms of age, race, socioeconomic status, and educational background.  We assist any woman who meets the criteria for emergency intervention and assistance due to domestic violence or sexual assault.

Until May 1, 2009 NWAWS was known as the Benton County Women’s Shelter.  The shelter began as a task force of local concerned citizens in 1988, and the first shelter was acquired in 1989.  Since then we’ve grown and been able to serve hundreds of people each year.


Services:

Getting Help:  If you or someone you know is in a violent relationship, please feel free to call our hotline (800-775-9011 or 479-246-9999) which operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  A staff member can talk to you about your situation, strategies for coping, and other possible resources for getting assistance.  Staff can also help you with the most important consideration in leaving, safety planning.

Thrift Store: Our thrift store is an important part of our fundraising efforts and resource for our clients in their attempt to begin a new life. We sell and accept as donations many things, including furniture, appliances, household goods, and clothing and shoes of all sizes and types. We have a wide selection of very reasonably priced, clean children’s, men’s, and women’s clothes


Volunteering:  

The Northwest Arkansas Women’s Shelter relies on volunteers to help with day to day operations as well as special projects.  Please contact Eva Laurin, Director of Outreach, at elaurin@nwaws.org or 479.246.999 for more information on how to get involved.  Here are our current highest needs:

Office Assistant, On-Call Transporter, Community Outreach or at the Thrift Store, Donation Pick-Up, or come as a Volunteer Group.