That dream became a reality in the form of the Marilyn House, a 16-bed emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence and their children, built on five acres of farm land in rural Madison County Kentucky. Knowing that safe shelter was just the beginning for many women, the vision expanded to include a three-fold approach to working with victims and survivors of domestic violence: a safe shelter, community outreach, and education and training. To reach our vision, the organization Hope's Wings provides safe shelter, has a 24/7 crisis line, provides courtroom advocacy, counseling programs, support groups, education groups, life skills training, and conducts community training, education and prevention programs.
These programs address the needs of many victims and survivors of domestic violence right here in our community. With the help of our local legislators, county and city governments, the faith based community, civic groups and community supporters, the vision that began with a mom pushing her child on a swing has come true!