Domestic violence occurs among all races, ages, and religions.  It happens to people of all educational and income levels.

Researchers estimate that 3 to 4 million women are beaten in their homes each year by their husbands or partners.

Shepherd's Rest Ministries, located in Paulding County, GA, is a family violence crisis center.  If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you may call our 24-hour crisis line for assistance, call 770-443-5213. 

Our efforts are concentrated on enabling and empowering abused and homeless women in becoming self-sufficient and gainfully employed in an effort to break the cycle of domestic violence.

Our 24-hour crisis line is covered 24/7/365 and our safe and confidential crisis house provides for all basic needs, including food, clothing, personal care items, and emergency needs. In addition, shelter residents receive agency core services, including, but not limited to, individual case management, budgeting, domestic violence counsel, resource referrals, and more.

Since the shelter opened on December 26, 1997, Shepherd’s Rest has provided shelter to over 3,000 women and children, and has provided support services to thousands and thousands of others through the weekly therapy group, legal advocacy, and crisis line counseling.

Shelter services include:​

  • 24-hour Crisis Line

  • Emergency food and clothing

  • Individual Case Management/Budgeting

  • Assistance with school enrollment

  • Legal Advocacy

  • Weekly Women’s Enrichment Therapy Group

  • Annual Domestic Violence 101 Classes

  • Resource referrals for mental health counseling, housing, day care, and local community services