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Agreement for Domestic Assault Program Extended

New Hope Extends Agreement for Domestic Assault Program
Posted on 05/22/2023
New Hope has extended its agreement with Home Free for the Domestic Assault Intervention Project for 2023. The Home Free Domestic Assault Intervention Project, a program of Missions, Inc., provides a variety of counseling, intervention, support and shelter services for victims of domestic assault. The New Hope Police Department (NHPD) has partnered with Home Free since 1991.

The 2023 program will cost $36,900, paid from the City’s general fund.

Home Free provides 24‐hour emergency housing and advocacy services for victims of domestic assault. They work hand‐in‐hand with the police department and city attorney’s office, assisting victims through the criminal process, ensuring they are fully aware of all their rights and assisting them in getting help to address their difficulties. Home Free staff meets with the police department and city attorney regularly to review case statuses and conducts roll call training for the police department annually.

“The services provided by the Home Free Community Program and all Missions Inc. programs are invaluable to our community and our department,” said New Hope Police Chief Tim Hoyt.

In 2022, the program served 566 individuals. Of these, 103 were New Hope families provided with safety planning, criminal and civil advocacy and emotional support services by Home Free. All services are free, confidential and voluntary, regardless of income or immigration status. As a part of the partnership with the NHPD, Home Free guarantees space for New Hope women and children fleeing intimate partner violence at its shelter.

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If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please contact the Home Free Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 763.559.4945.
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