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NEW HOPE OF MCDOWELL
Our Emergency Shelter provides a safe place for victims and their children to obtain services and begin to heal after experiencing domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Victims recieve a "Care Package" upon arrival that provides them with all of their basic hygeine needs. Children entering the shelter are also greeted with a stuffed animal to give them comfort during their stay. With a full kitchen and pantry, laundry room, and all of the necessesties provided, victims and their children also have an opportunity to begin creating a new routine with safety and security. We are staffed 24 hours, 7 days a week by trained advocates and volunteers, ensuring that residents at our shelter have access to support and services when they need it most.
Available to callers 24 hours, 7 days a week, our Crisis Hotline is answered by trained advocates that can assist with everything from information about services to crisis counseling. (828) 652-6150
Leaving an abusive relationship is often the most dangerous time for victims and their children. When the abusive partner feels they have lost control, violence may escalate and can even reach the point of domestic violence homicide. We understand the dangers in leaving, as well as those associated with staying, so safety planning with victims is an importnat piece of our work. Victims interested in a safety plan can work with an advocate to create a personalized plan for themselves and their children. For more info on safety plans, check out this link.
Case Management is provided to victims so that they can begin to develop goals, explore their options, and build upon the strengths they already possess. Working with trained advocates and volunteers, victims can begin to build the skills and support they need to be successful and safe while creating a new life for themselves and their children.