Hope’s Wings offers shelter to individuals fleeing an abuser. All residents staying in our shelter are given opportunities to increase their self-sustainability, skills, education, and self-esteem by attending weekly workshops, support and education groups, various life skills groups, financial literacy, etc..
WHO WE SERVE
Hope’s Wings provides men, regardless of their sexual orientation, with the same services it offers women and children, with the exception of emergency shelter at our facility. Should a man need emergency shelter, we work with local hotels or community partners to make those accommodations with other safe, alternative sheltering locations.
A woman can bring her adult daughter to live with her in shelter IF her daughter is still in high school or has a physical or mental disability that prevent her from caring for herself. We cannot accept male adult children. Hope’s Wings does not currently accept pets. Because many of our residents have allergies or have been traumatized with threats of harm by animals, we work with a local kennel to provide shelter for the animal until we can work with our client to find more safe and permanent living.
All clients housed in the Hope’s Wings facility are required to sign an agreement upon entering the facility that sets rules and regulations for the safety and comfort of all clients. Accountability, standards of courteous behavior, and contribution of chores to the shelter are important to maintain a respectful environment.
Our shelter can house 8 individual women and 4 families (total of 12 adult women and any number of children). The Marilyn Isaacs House is a 7,000 square foot facility located on 5 acres of beautiful farm land in Madison County.
Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program’s emergency shelter is called the Marilyn Isaacs House, named for a great woman who was committed to teens, women, and women’s issues in Madison County. Marilyn Isaacs was a beloved teacher, softball coach, and mentor to many.