“My people shall live in peaceful dwellings, in undisturbed places of rest.”
--Isaiah 32:18

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The mission of The Dwelling Place is to protect families and heal lives affected by domestic abuse by providing safe housing, Christ-centered programs, training in life skills and community education.

Our 16th annual gala, held at the Earle Brown Heritage Center on Saturday, October 4th, was a huge success!

The silent auction, entertainment by Mike and Mike, keynote by Executive Director, Jody Cowdin, and testimonies by residents, made for a wonderful celebration of what God is doing and has provided for women fleeing abuse. 

We are pleased to announce a preliminary report of record net proceeds of just over $100,000! Thank you so much to all who joined us and showed their support! You made a difference, a huge difference. Your presence and support encouraged and blessed our women and children. 

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Jim & Carmen Campbell
David & Shirley Hubers

Silver Sponsors
Marv & Marian Chell
Steve & Chris Chell


Bronze Sponsors

Resident Sponsors
Anonymous (4)

Church Sponsor
Faith Christian Reformed Church

More info and registration at http://tdpsgala.preclickbid.com/ 

The Dwelling Place is a transitional shelter providing safe housing and structured programming for battered women and their children.  Residents may stay 12-18 months to receive healing, and acquire the necessary skills to achieve independent housing, a sustaining income, and violence free lives. We are a Christian ministry supported primarily by individuals and churches, and we endeavor to help all grow spiritually as they heal from the trauma of domestic abuse.

Marie's Story
(Her name has been change to protect her identity.)  
A compelling true story of one our women's struggle to find safety and new life.  

Book talks to kids about domestic abuse

Jody Cowdin,  Executive Director of The Dwelling Place, has published A Kid's Guide to Understanding Domestic Abuse, a book for children and teens who have experienced domestic abuse (recommended for kids 8-and-up and adults who love them). Learn more here.  

Please share the news about this ground-breaking book!