First-of-its-kind Miami-Dade shelter helping male victims of domestic violence


IAMI - It’s the first of its kind.  Miami-Dade County now offers a shelter to assist male victims of domestic violence.T

his new Empowerment Center offers 60 beds and is the only one of the four with a wing for men.  The facility opened last October.T

he Community Action and Human Services Department offers more than a safe space.  Assistant Director Ivon Mesa details various services, from mental health to financial assistance.I

t’s part of an eight-week program at the shelter, sometimes longer, to empower victims to live independently of their abuser.S

he tells CBS4 it often takes seven domestic violence episodes before a

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