Impact and Programs
In the previous year, we had an impact on the lives of 1,705 people (individuals and families struggling with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homelessness and lack of basic needs) by providing a total of 35,428 services. Our Haven of Hope domestic violence shelter provided a 24-hour crisis line; support groups; systems/individual advocacy; emergency shelter in secure facility; safety planning; legal advocacy for restraining orders/CHIPS (Children in Need of Protection) petitions; and information/referral. Clients served: 294 adults, 74 children; crisis calls 481. Housing Support Services provided shelter, emergency housing support, transitional housing, case management, self-sufficiency skills to homeless people and those at risk of becoming so. Clients served: 205 families. Kids Count Abused Children’s Program provided youth advocacy program providing safety/support to youth 0-24 who’ve experienced abuse/neglect or witnessed violence. Services included crisis intervention, advocacy, safety planning, support groups, field trips for youth/families, school enrollment, transportation, referrals and community education. Clients served: 138. Community Care Fund provided assistance to families in crisis and unable to pay for basic necessities or living expenses (rent, food, utilities, medical needs, and transportation to get to work/medical appointments. Clients served: 328 families. Sexual Assault Services provided 24-hour crisis/support line; short-term emotional support; advocacy during medical exams, law enforcement interviews, and civil and/or criminal court matters; safety planning; assistance in securing emergency services; support groups; transportation (as necessary); information and referral; assistance in filing victim compensation claims; collaboration with other social service providers; and access to culturally appropriate interpreters and materials. Clients served: 133.
Goal 1 Facility: HOPE Coalition will secure a permanent “headquarters” facility that meets administrative and programmatic needs required to fulfill its commitment.
Goal 2 Awareness: HOPE Coalition will be recognized widely throughout its dedicated service area by potential clients, volunteers, donors, partners, and the public for its services addressing domestic violence, child abuse, homelessness, basic needs, and sexual assault.
Goal 3 Unrestricted Income: HOPE Coalition will develop and build upon a stream of discretionary funding—any combination of earned and contributed income—that will diversify its financial base and support core infrastructure development to fulfill its strategic direction.
Community or Constituency Served
We serve the abused and disadvantaged - individuals and families in crisis who are struggling with domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, homelessness, and lack of basic needs.
Geographic Area Served
Our geographical region is Goodhue and Wabasha Counties (MN) and parts of Pierce County (WI). However, our Haven of Hope Domestic violence shelter accepts women and their children from throughout Minnesota, and occasionally from outside the state.