WISH Women's Crisis Shelter in Southern Humboldt
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 24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: (800) 211-1188

What WISH Does

No One Deserves To Be Abused

      WISH is a non-profit community-based emergency shelter operating in rural southern Humboldt. We aid and empower women and their children in crisis and/or victims of domestic violence. WISH provides a (community supported) 24-hour crisis line, housing, education about the prevention of family violence, a complete referral service, and more.

      We provide supportive services and referrals to help you achieve independent living.

We help you find:
  • Permanent housing, medical and mental health treatment, medical and psychological counseling.
  • Substance abuse treatment and counseling.
  • Federal, state and local assistance including mental health benefits, medical assistance, income support assistance and child care.
We provide:
  • A personalized action plan to achieve self-empowerment.
  • Transportation to services.
  • Employment counseling.
  • Drug abuse education.
  • Nutritional counseling.
  • Parenting education.
  • Court advocacy and help with temporary restraining orders.