From the desk of Mary Beth Staine, Executive Director
Over the last week, our city has experienced unprecedented rainfall and flooding due to Hurricane Harvey. Bo's Place received no flood damage for which we are grateful. Like most, however, our staff, volunteers and the families we serve were not unscathed. Our focus last week was to reach out to assess the needs of those families and get Bo's Place ready to reopen.
Effective Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Bo's Place offices are open during normal business hours. Our priorities are to get our support groups running so those who are able and need that support at this time have it and to continue to be a resource for those in our city who have experienced the death of a loved one.
Bo's Place is also working with partner agencies in the community to ensure that Bo's Place continues to be a resource during the recovery process going forward. This has been an incredibly stressful time for our city, and in times of stress other difficulties can be harder to manage. For the bereaved, their reactions to their grief may be magnified. Children are especially vulnerable. Below are links to resources to support children and families during the months ahead. In addition, if you are currently in need of recovery assistance, links to resources are listed as well.
Houston has experienced a great tragedy, but it has also seen a tremendous outpouring of support and kindness to those in need. We are grateful for the kindness of our friends and neighbors far and near and for the resiliency of this big old city on the bayou that we call home.
Our doors are open. We are with you on this journey.
With hope and gratitude,