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Rockland Family Shelter is a private non-profit grassroots organization, dedicated to serving domestic violence and sexual assault victims and their families. Through direct services, education, advocacy, agency consultation and leadership in coordinated community action, we work to create a community where women and children can live with dignity and equality, free from abuse.
In 1977, community members in Rockland joined to form the Rockland Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Two years later in 1979, through the coalition's work, Rockland Family Shelter was established, opening a crisis hotline and emergency shelter. The Shelter offers a haven to women and children fleeing a batterer and the hotline provides 24-hour access to information and support.