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What We Do

The Redwood offers safety, healing and opportunities for growth for women and their children fleeing abuse. Families receive case management and counseling services from Resident Services Counselors, access to empowering and life-changing programs, and transitional support when they are ready to take the steps toward a new life.

Free from fear. Free from threat.

Featured Story

Miriam’s Story

I am Miriam. I came to live in The Redwood 8 years ago—fleeing violence from my adult son. When I came to live at the shelter, I was 84 years old. 84 years old! This is my story.



“This is the place where you can build your life again. I left The Redwood with everything – friendships, freedom, a new chance. And that is why when people ask me my birthdate, I say April 1st, 2015. The day I walked into The Redwood.”

 “Kayla” – a former Redwood Resident