Kingsbery Haven is an innovative battered woman’s shelter designed to de-institutionalize shelter living.
WPS began a capital campaign to build this new shelter in 1997, and by 1999, occupied the facility, expanding capabilities by 21,125 square feet. By providing traumatized families with a neighborhood atmosphere and their own living space at Kingsbery Haven, WPS seeks to help families heal and grow in independence. The facility is arranged as a series of quadraplex cottages, comprising 24 independent living units, each with 2 – 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms,a living room, dining room, and kitchen. Two families share a cottage. The families have individual bedrooms and bath and share a common cooking area and a common living area. Kingsbery Haven also includes the WPS Program Center, the administrative and gathering space for WPS support services. Comprising a 9,225 square-foot area, Kingsbery Haven includes counseling offices, laundry facilities, clinics, intake offices, hot-line services, food storage, group counseling rooms for both women and children, art therapy and education rooms, a beauty shop, chapel, library, community resource services, and administrative offices. The WPS shelter is designed to provide a complete healing environment for families who seek protection.
Today, WPS is the only agency that provides crisis intervention, emergency shelter, and support services to battered women and their dependent children in a 10,500 square-mile region, with a population of over 325,000. The WPS target area includes the 12 West Texas counties of Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Garza, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum. We serve over 3,000 clients a year and offer them shelter and support services for as long as they need.