If you look on our website or in our brochures, you’ll see:
“Hope House services form a safety net of prevention, education and support for more than 10,000 victims of domestic violence every year.”
So what does the term “safety net” mean?
What’s a Safety Net?
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- How will the kids get to school?
- Where will they get clothing to wear to school?
- Where am I going to live now?
- I was a stay-at-home mom. How will I survive without an income?
Services Included in the Safety Net
The safety net includes services to handle immediate needs like:
- A safe place to sleep
- Help figuring out how she’ll get to work/the kids will get to school
- Clothing and personal items
- Three meals a day
- Help finding a place to live
- Help with legal issues like divorce or custody
Just like the trapeze artist at the circus whose life depends on the safety net that will catch them if they fall, Hope House services are here to keep a woman from hitting rock bottom while she transitions from being a victim to being a survivor.