Elizabeth House is a non-profit, 501(c)3, faith-based, charitable organization serving survivors of domestic violence, both women and their children.
Since 2003, Elizabeth House has reached out a hand of compassion 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is people caring for people. Elizabeth House is a long-term (6-12 months) residential care home with a loving, dedicated staff and family environment for women and their children to give them a chance to heal, save money for a home, and achieve financial independence.
Elizabeth House receives no government funding but depends solely on people in the community, private grants, business donations, churches and others who have the heart to help bruised and battered women and children who have suffered abuse and violence in their homes.
Referrals are made through the Seminole or Orange County Sheriff’s Departments, Children and Family Services, churches, and other social service agencies.
These referrals are only for women who are not in imminent danger. If their lives are still in danger, they should contact one of the emergency shelters in our area that are hidden in secure, confidential locations.
They can be reached at: Harbor House – (407) 886-2856 or Safehouse of Seminole – (407) 330-3933.
We believe all women can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.
Founder / President
For many years, Sandra has been in upper management in various disciplines. For 10 years, she worked in the hospitality industry with her last two years at the Peabody Hotel as their Human Resource Director in Greenville, SC. When she resigned from Peabody, Sandra moved to Destin, FL to help her mother who was terminally ill. It was in Destin that Sandra began a new career as Executive Director of two state shelters and a transition house for women, and their children, that were domestic violence survivors.
After five years in Destin, Sandra moved back to Orlando to be near her family and grandchildren. It was then that she noticed a huge gap in services for domestic violence survivors as they left the shelters with a maximum stay of 6 – 10 weeks. God gave her a vision for opening a transition home where the women could begin to heal the body, soul, and spirit. Thus, Sandra opened her own home as Elizabeth House, in June 2003, with only $150.00 in her pocket and a social security check to live off of.
Today, Elizabeth House has helped 100's of women, and their children, get back on their feet and move out and live violence-free lives. In addition to the families, Elizabeth House has responded to thousands of crisis calls for help. If the women didn’t know Jesus as their Lord and Savior before they came to Elizabeth House, most have been prayed to receive Christ before they leave.