Residential Intervention for Offenders Helps Our Communities


  • Breaking the Cycle: My Aunties’ House provides a crucial opportunity to break the cycle of domestic violence be addressing the root causes of abusive behavior. By rehabilitating offenders, we can help create safer homes for women and children,
  • Preventing Future Victims: By rehabilitating male offenders, we prevent them from reoffending, which ultimately reduces the number of domestic violence incidents. Fewer incidents mean fewer women and children facing homelessness due to abusive situations.
  • Strengthening Families: This program aims to keep families intact while ensuring a safe environment. Stronger, healthier families are less likely to face homelessness as they can provide better support for one another.
  • Supporting Survivors: My Aunties’ House complements existing support systems for survivors of domestic violence. By addressing the source of the problem, we can reduce the number of women and children seeking emergency shelter due to abusive situations.
  • Resource Allocation: By investing in restorative, innovative programs like My Aunties’ House, we can reallocate resources currently spent on emergency shelters and temporary services for survivors toward long-term solutions, ultimately reducing homelessness rates. The pilot program for My Aunties’ House can house 8 men. Given the general size of Utah families, this means that for every 8 men participating in MAH residential intervention, approximately 45 other people are not having to go to shelters or risk homelessness.
  • Community Safety: Addressing the root causes of domestic violence makes communities safer for everyone, not just survivors. Safer communities mean more stability for families and fewer instances where women and children have to flee their homes.
  • Collaborative Efforts: My Aunties’ House can work in collaboration with existing women’s shelters and support networks to create a comprehensive approach to addressing domestic violence and its impact on homelessness.
  • Breaking Stereotypes: Recognizing that domestic violence affects all genders challenges stereotypes and encourages open dialogue, leading to more effective solutions for homelessness prevention.
  • A Holistic Solution: Combining rehabilitation for offenders with support for survivors and prevention measures creates a holistic approach that has the potential to significantly reduce homelessness among women and children in Utah.