letter to the editor

Services go remote - for now

Mon, 03/23/2020 - 5:15pm

Dear Editor:

We’re still here. New Hope for Women has been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving outbreak of COVID-19 and working to identify the most responsible ways for our agency to continue to provide support to our beloved community while minimizing the spread of the virus and protecting the safety and well-being of our staff, volunteers, survivors, and wider community. After much consideration, we have determined that we will continue to provide all direct advocacy services remotely, utilizing our 24-hour helpline: 1-800-522-3304.

All in-person direct advocacy services, including support groups, hospital accompaniment, legal services and court-based advocacy, as well as all in-person meetings, trainings, events, presentations, and conferences have been suspended until further notice.

We know that this is a scary time for folks, and we know that home might not be the safest place for everyone right now. While we cannot meet with you in person, we want you to know that we are still here, and we are not going anywhere. Our 24- hour helpline  is available to everyone, so please call us if you have questions, need support, resources, or information.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will communicate all updates regarding the status of our agency to our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Thank you for your grace, patience, and strength during this incredibly challenging time. We will get through this – together.

Rebekah Paredes

Executive Director