Help Give Comfort and Safety to Victims of Domestic Violence

Freedom's Rest Family Violence Center is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming temporary home for women and children who have experienced domestic and sexual violence. Our shelter, which serves women and children from 11 counties across southwest Missouri, opened in 2004 and is in need of many repairs and enhancements.

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Project Overview

Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center may be one of the areas best-kept secrets. “Many people do not know where our emergency shelter is located,” says Matthew Ennis, the Executive Director of Freedom’s Rest. “Our undisclosed location is to protect the women and children who come to our shelter seeking refuge from their abuser.”

The mission of Freedom’s Rest is to provide shelter and advocacy to the survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to promote education to break the cycle of violence in our community.

To deliver on this mission, Freedom's Rest operates a full-service emergency domestic and sexual violence shelter located in Ozark, serving hundreds of victims each year from Christian, Barry, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Lawrence, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties in southwest Missouri.

Housed in a 1950's motor court motel, when Freedom's Rest first opened its doors to welcome survivors in 2004, the rooms had been newly renovated and retrofitted to fit the needs of the shelter.

Now, approaching the shelter's 15 year anniversary, the survivor rooms are in need of many repairs and enhancements.

Just like the survivors who call Freedom's Rest their temporary home, each room is in need of something different and unique.

Some rooms require a new door for more privacy in the bathroom, while other rooms require new furniture to increase the capacity of the shelter.

You can help change everything for a family who feels lost, without hope for a better tomorrow. Your donation will make a lasting impact in the lives of the hundreds of women and children who call Freedom's Rest Family Violence Center their temporary home each year!

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About Freedom's Rest Family Violence Center

Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center may be one of the areas best-kept secrets. “Many people do not know where our emergency shelter is located,” says Matthew Ennis, the Executive Director of Freedom’s Rest. “Our undisclosed location is to protect the women and children who come to our shelter seeking refuge from their abuser.”

The mission of Freedom’s Rest is to provide shelter and advocacy to the survivors of domestic and sexual violence and to promote education to break the cycle of violence in our community.

To deliver on this mission, Freedom's Rest operates a full-service emergency domestic and sexual violence shelter located in Ozark, serving hundreds of victims each year from Christian, Barry, Dallas, Douglas, Greene, Lawrence, Ozark, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster counties in southwest Missouri.

In addition to emergency shelter services, Freedom's Rest also provides outreach and case management services for victims of domestic and sexual violence, regardless of availability to house the client in the emergency shelter.

To learn more about Freedom’s Rest Family Violence Center visit www.freedomsrest.org.

If you or someone you know are a victim of domestic or sexual violence you can speak with a member of the Freedom's Rest team by calling the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline at (417) 582-0344.

How You Can Help:

Make a Donation – Freedom’s Rest relies on the generosity of community members to support the work of the emergency shelter. Tax deductible donations can be made by calling the shelter office at (417) 582-0344 or by visiting the website at www.freedomsrest.org.

Volunteer – Volunteers are the heartbeat of Freedom’s Rest. To learn more about volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups, you may contact the Freedom’s Rest Volunteer Coordinator by calling the shelter office at (417) 582-0344 or by email at volunteer@freedomsrest.org.

Invite a Representative to Speak to Your Group – The Freedom’s Rest team would love the opportunity to share with your group. A variety of programs, designed to create awareness and dialogue around issues related to domestic and sexual violence, can be tailored to meet the needs of your group or organization. You may request a speaker by calling the shelter office at (417) 582-0344 or by email at info@freedomsrest.org.

Donate Items to Neat Repeats – The Neat Repeats thrift store relies solely on the generosity of in-kind donors to stock the racks with quality items to sell. All proceeds from the sales at neat repeats directly benefit Freedom’s Rest. To learn more about making in-kind donations, you may call the thrift store at (417) 485-4999 or visit the store Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., at 1944 W Retail Lane in Ozark.

Freedom's Rest Family Violence Center

http://www.freedomsrest.org

Ozark, MO
417-582-0344
info@freedomsrest.org