Our community educators enhance the community’s capacity to recognize and respond to abuse through free educational programming to schools and organizations, while our certified BIPP facilitators help individuals who have exhibited controlling or abusive behaviors in the past achieve healthy and non-violent conflict resolution skills.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides hope and healing to victims of domestic violence and their children. In 2017, our crisis advocates answered 5,855 calls to our emergency hotline and we had 573 adults and children in residence at our emergency shelters over the year. Once those individuals were ready to move to their own place, we assisted 167 families through our transitional housing program. All clients, adults and children, are eligible for counseling and 1,499 adults and 963 children were seen last year. Additionally, our legal department assisted 589 survivors through the legal process with child custody, protective orders, restraining orders or divorce representation. We reached 31,653 community members through educational programming and outreach events, as well as providing 546 clients with BIPP services.