FAQ's

Do you provide services to men?

Yes. WDVS offers all the same services to both men and women who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. 

Can I bring my pet to the shelter?

Unfortunately no. However, we do have other options to keep your pet safe. Please call our office to discuss arrangements for your pet. (775-625-1313)

Am I required to give my name if I call or come in?

No, you can access WDVS anonymously. 

What if I don't speak English?

There are advocates who speak Spanish available. For those who speak another language we can access the Language Line to communicate. 

Do I have to have a TPO to receive services?

No, you do not. If you would like to apply for one though an advocate can assist you. 

Do I have to go into WDVS housing?

You do not have to live in WDVS housing to receive services. 

Do I have to make a police report to receive services?

No, you do not. If you decide to report to law enforcement an advocate can assist you if you would like. You can always talk with an advocate about the pros and cons of reporting. 

Can I bring my teenage son to the shelter?

Yes. WDVS serves families with adolescent boys, housing is based on availability.

Do I need to be a legal U.S. Citizen to receive services?

No, you can receive services even if you are not a legal resident. All services are free and confidential. 

Can men stay in the shelter?

Yes! WDVS does not have a co-ed shelter but is able to provide separate confidential shelter locations. (Shelter is based on availability.)

What are the cost of your services?

Nothing. All WDVS services are free and confidential. 

Will you take my cell phone if I go into shelter?

No. You may keep your cell phone, we will ask you to disable any GPS locating apps as to keep the shelter location confidential for your safety.