Our Chief Development Officer, Kelley McGregor, has an exciting update on our Keep Our Neighbors Safe at Home Initiative. Click here to hear !
Thanks to one of our generous supporters, throughout the month of June, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $20,000!

Although restrictions are beginning to lift, we anticipate that the need for our services will continue to increase. Staying at home has made it harder for victims to report abuse or access resources as they often wait for when they are away from their abuser to seek help. During the first phase of stay-at home orders being lifted, our 24/7 crisis hotline received an influx of calls and our emergency shelter reached capacity within a week. As restrictions continue to ease, there will be more opportunities for victims to reach out and we need your help to continue to keep families safe.
Thank you to those who have already supported !
Since social distancing began, your support has
made it possible to:

Provide a safe place to stay for  88 children and adults

Respond to  1,767 calls for crisis support , intervention or referrals through our 24/7 hotline.

Provide community-based services through five Family Resource Centers to  947 children and adults .

Offer legal advocacy assistance to  172 individuals
Thank you for making stories like Janessa's possible
During Janessa's marriage, she experienced physical, emotional, and verbal abuse. Janessa knew that the way that her husband, Oscar, treated her was abusive but she wanted a family for her four children.

As tensions in the home continued to escalate, Janessa confided in her neighbors about what she had been experiencing. Her neighbors continued to check in on Janessa and discussed a safety plan if she was in danger.

A few weeks later, they heard screaming and the window of Janessa’s house being shattered by Oscar. They immediately knew to call the police. Oscar had fled the scene before the police arrived, but Janessa was connected to Human Options. She and her children found safety that night at our emergency shelter. Oscar returned to the home later that night looking for Janessa and was arrested.

After coming into the Emergency Shelter, Janessa met with Human Options’ Legal Advocacy Team. With the Legal Advocate's support, she was able to obtain a 5-year restraining order, full custody of her children, and file for divorce. Now fully protected, Janessa worked with her therapist to create a safety plan and her family was able to return home.

Janessa continues to work with her therapist and is on her journey to healing. She is forever grateful for her neighbors and Human Options for keeping her and her children safe at home.
W e have more of a responsibility than ever to reach out to those who may need our help! If you or someone you know are in need of help, please call our 24/7 hotline at 877-854-3594. 
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