Thanks to Hope's Door for the following announcement.
Hope’s Door, a local non-profit organization providing safety and services to victims of domestic violence, is proud to announce the opening of its new satellite office Hope’s Door Ossining. The Grand Opening will be held on Thursday evening, September 13, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Like its sister in Pleasantville, this Hope’s Door center will provide potentially life-saving services to victims of domestic violence and their children.
“Future generations figure strongly in the plan for Hope’s Door Ossining,” explains Executive Director of Hope’s Door CarlLa Horton. “It isn’t enough to just help victims of intimate relationship abuse. We want to stop it before it begins.” While Hope’s Door Ossining will offer counseling and support group services to adults, it will also serve as a safe place for teens to receive counseling, and to meet as members of STAR, Students Terminating Abusive Relationships, an award-winning peer leadership program whose members work to end abuse in their schools and communities.
This new opportunity came about thanks to a physician in Ossining who generously donated his professional office space to Hope’s Door. Ossining, like every community in Westchester County, continues to be affected by domestic violence. In 2010, the Town of Ossining filed 24 Domestic Incident Reports with the police, while in the Village of Ossining, 181 such reports were filed, up 43% in two years.
It is our hope that those suffering in silence will be encouraged by the accessibility of this new Center, to seek help with domestic violence and relationship abuse. But don’t wait to call. If you or someone you know need help, call the Hope’s Door free and confidential hotline today at 888-438-8700.