Open Your Heart recently provided HOPE Coalition with funding toward motel vouchers for unhoused families and individuals in Goodhue and Wabasha Counties.
HOPE Coalition works with ordinary people facing extraordinary trauma: domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, homelessness, and inability to meet their basic needs. They serve an average of 1,200 people annually in Goodhue, Wabasha, and Western Pierce (WI) counties. They are the sole provider of domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault services and a primary provider of services to the homeless in their service area. The Haven of Hope, their domestic violence shelter, accepts women and their children from anywhere in Minnesota, and from out-of-state (if needed, for safety reasons). All services are provided free of charge.
HOPE Coalition will be able to provide approximately 150 motel nights with Open Your Heart’s support. Assistance provided through the program improves client’s lives by addressing the immediate need, increasing overall self-sufficiency and empowerment, and reducing the amount of safety net support needed in the future. 95% of clients who completed surveys last year reported that services from HOPE Coalition solved their immediate problem and the same percentage reported that it would prevent further crises. 89% of people reported increasing their knowledge on available resources in our community.
Thank you, HOPE Coalition, for everything you do!