About Us

Hope reflects belief.

Our Mission & History

Our mission is to provide a safe sanctuary from abuse and domestic violence for the purpose of healing and growth. A shelter in Payson was the dream of Cheryl Gay and Terry Morris. In the very beginning stages, community residents had garage sales to generate income for the shelter. Time Out was incorporated on May 11, 1992. October 25, 1993, the shelter doors opened.

Since opening the doors, Time Out has provided thousands of safe bed nights for survivors and their children as well as transitional housing, a variety of advocacy services to community clients residents. We remain committed to our loving mission statement.

Community Impact

Time Out is committed to bringing our community together by creating domestic violence awareness. One way we do this is through collaboration with local agencies. We provide a safe and loving community with ongoing services to help survivors of domestic violence become self-sufficient contributors to society.


Phone: 928-472-8007
Access-TTY: 1-800-367-8939
Access-Voice: 1-800-842-4681
Spanish-TTY: 1-800-842-2088
Speech to Spanish: 1-800-842-6520

Email: email@timeoutshelter.org

NOTE: If you are in immediate danger or require emergency medical services, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are in crisis, call Time Out, Inc. This is a free, 24-hour hotline, 928-472-8007.