With support from our generous donors, Open Your Heart provided Rivers of Hope with funding to assist their clients experiencing domestic abuse in paying rent and bills, enabling them to leave an abusive home. Rivers of Hope is a Domestic Violence Center serving Wright & Sherburne Counties. The mission of Rivers of Hope is to provide a community coordinated response to end family
violence through advocacy, education, and interagency collaboration. The organization lives out this mission through offering advocacy services to adults and youth experiencing relationship violence in their communities. Rivers of Hope is dedicated to helping people find safety within their relationships. The adult advocates help clients with protective orders, navigating the legal systems, and safety planning. The youth team works with students experiencing relationship violence in school-based settings where they offer support and resources to help students experiencing relationship violence know they are not alone. Rivers of Hope has been offering these
services for over 30 years. In 2021 alone they offered advocacy services to over 600 individual clients and over 1000 people saw a community-based presentation about Rivers of Hope and Relationship Violence. Thank you Rivers of Hope for everything you do!