During the COVID-19 crisis, feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, grief, and uncertainty impact us all. For victims of domestic violence, these feelings may be increasing as they may be forced to stay in an abusive situation to keep themselves safe from the pandemic. Survivors are having to choose between addressing their basic needs of food, shelter, and mental health over physical or emotional safety.
Rivers of Hope Advocates continue to provide support services for survivors of domestic, family, and teen dating violence. We are here.
For over 30 years, Rivers of Hope has served the communities of Sherburne and Wright counties, providing a response to the impact of domestic, family, and teen dating violence. Created in 1989 by a small group of citizens concerned about domestic violence in their community, we aim to end family and teen dating violence through ADVOCACY, EDUCATION, and INTER-AGENCY COLLABORATION.
In 2019, we served over 3,500 individuals in our communities. This included:
Especially during this time of global health crisis, your donation to Rivers of Hope can go a long way to help survivors of domestic and family violence:
$5 = 15 minutes of emotional support to a youth in need
$10 = one hour (on average) of 24/7 crisis support services
$20 = a tank of gas to get a survivor to needed mental health appointments
$50 = mobile phone that provides a safe outlet for a survivor in crisis
$100 = one-night hotel stay for a family in need of shelter
$500 = rent or mortgage support due to recent unemployment
Can you help survivors of violence by giving today?