Editorial Note: Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides emergency shelter services for women and children leaving abusive situations. Right now, there is an increase in domestic violence and abuse and the fear of the global health condition has amplified an already tense situation. They are seeking donations of cleaning supplies, food and financial support. If you need help, feel free to reach out ~ TBC
From their release:
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is committed to the safety and well-being of those we serve, our staff, our volunteers, and the community at large. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, HDNBC has transitioned to providing victim services via online or virtual access effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Friday, April 10, 2020.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Emergency Shelters remain open for victims of domestic violence. “In an effort to allow our staff and volunteers to safely work remotely while continuing to serve survivors, all victim services available at the outreach centers in Plano and Garland have been transitioned to virtual services,” said CEO Christina Coultas. “Our Emergency Shelters continue to be open and staffed,” she continued.
Urgent needs, in addition to food and financial donations, are laundry soap, hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies. “We know that during this time there is potential for increased domestic abuse and we continue to be available for counseling, advocacy, and continued safety planning. As always, our 24/7 crisis hotline is available at 972-276-0057,” Coultas stated.