DOVES is a 24/7 emergency safe shelter for victims of domestic abuse and their children, where all service are free and confidential.
Crisis Line: 1-800-221-4361
1 in 3 adult women
has experienced at least one physical assault by a partner during adulthood.
You Have Choices
In addition to shelter, we also provide advocacy, emergency protective orders and comprehensive support to victims of domestic violence.
What is domestic violence?
Domestic violence is defined as a pattern of coercive and controlling behaviors that one person uses against another to gain power and control over that person.
Residents in shelter
Crisis calls answered
Non-residential survivors served
Numbers taken from July 2020 – June 2021
Want to get more involved?
Domestic Violence is an act that is a part of our everyday life, whether it is verbal, physical, sexual, financial, social or emotional. With the involvement of our community we can be prepared to know what to do when these events occur.
Give to DOVES
With your support and involvement, you can help us fight the pandemic of domestic violence. DOVES would love all community involvement in supporting those who are already fighting the stigma and repercussions of falling victim to this horrible act.
Christmas Wish List
- Laundry baskets filled with cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, silverware, hair dryer, gas cards, comforter set, sheets, home decor, trash bags, dishes, cups, microwave, radio clock, shower curtains, towels, etc.
- Games system/games for playroom
- Coats (new in all sizes)
- Boots (new in all sizes)
- New women’s sweat shirts (Med-XXL)
- House shoes (new in all sizes)
- PJs (new in all sizes)
- Gas cards
Our Service Area
DOVES of Gateway provides services to the Gateway counties of Rowan, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan and Bath.
All Kentucky counties are covered by one of the 15 sister shelters of the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV).