Merry Christmas and Blessings for the Holidays and New Year! Thank you for your continued support of Hope Harbor. This God-sized project is only possible as you have partnered with us through your prayerful support as well as your financial and
tangible donations. We bless you and are grateful for each of you.
We always need your help to save victims of abuse. The following testimonials from a Hope Harbor board member, employed as a local teacher, tell why we need you:
On one instance, I had a student report to me that her dad hit her the night before and she ran away to a friend’s house. She was one of five siblings. This family had many instances of turmoil through the years, as the parents were sadly addicted to meth. CYFD had never been able to do much. At this time, though, the mom was clean and had a job and was on a good track. She came to me begging for help with a place to stay so she could get her kids away from the situation and get a fresh start. Sadly, there was no place for her to go. She stayed with a friend awhile but ended up going back to the house because she did not want to be a burden. She is now using again, and the family moved from here because the dad was sick of people getting involved. If Hope Harbor would have been open, we could have helped them. I truly believe that the mom and her kids would be on a great path now, but unfortunately, they weren’t able to get the help they needed.
One night, at 2:00 a.m., I received a call from a female student who was in her closet with her younger sister because her dad was beating up her mom, which was audible in the background. The dad was arrested that night but went straight back home when he got out. The mom did not work and could not leave and make her kids homeless, so she stayed. If Hope Harbor would have been open, she and her kids could have gotten to safety and started a new life. Unfortunately, the family continues with abuse, as CYFD never had enough evidence to remove the kids. The mom would not admit it happened because she feared being homeless. Hope Harbor could have intervened and helped fixed that.
These traumatic stories break our hearts; however, thanks to scores of generous volunteers as well as contractors, non-profits, law enforcement and local utility companies giving of their time, clothing, cash, furniture, and appliances, we are close to opening! With your continued help, Hope Harbor can become a safe harbor for families in need within the next few months!
As you may be aware, Hope Harbor receives no government assistance of any kind. That is why we need your help. We hope you will make a commitment to this ministry by making a generous gift to Hope Harbor today. Thank you in advance for helping us work toward changing the lives of women and children, one family at a time. With your help, their best days are yet to come.
P.O. Box 1296
Ruidoso, NM 88355