Pictured is Helpmate’s new facility. For nearly 30 years, Helpmate has offered support and hope to victims of domestic violence and their children. Helpmate provides safe, confidential shelter to women and children who are leaving dangerous and potentially lethal living situations. Services are offered free of charge, and include: a 24-hour crisis line, individual and group counseling, court advocacy programs and preventative education. A former Helpmate client shares, “Through … hours of court, counseling and group work, Helpmate felt like family and my best friend. Lots of tears, laughter, hugs and constant support was always available while I rebuilt my self-esteem and confidence. After two and a half years of life-changing work, I am ready to give back to Helpmate and my sisters who struggle and suffer with abuse.” Info: If you need Helpmate’s support, please call the 24-hour crisis line at 254-0516.

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