Hope’s Wings has been serving Madison County and other surrounding counties since 2006. Our growing list of services not only support victims of domestic violence, but also educates the community so we can all come together to end domestic violence.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone and affects families in a variety of ways. Statistics show domestic violence affects one in four individuals.
Hope’s Wings provides numerous domestic violence services to protect victims and help them regain control over their lives.
Programs & Services
- 24 hour Help Line
- Emergency Shelter
- Transitional Housing
- Advocacy Services
- Children Services
- Counseling Services
- Individual Education and Training
- Women’s Support Groups
- Community Education and Training
Hope’s Wings 24 hour crisis line is the gateway to our domestic violence services. The first priority of our staff is to ensure callers in immediate danger are provided with crisis intervention and strategies to find safety. They provide comprehensive information on our shelter services, resources, referrals, and safety planning. This information helps callers become more knowledgeable about the dynamics of domestic violence and to learn about resources available to them.
You can get confidential help for yourself or someone you know who is experiencing domestic violence by calling:
1-859-623-4095 or 1-877-HOPE-040
Note: Our help line can be called with both an ordinary telephone or a teletype device (TTY), so it is accessible to people with speech and hearing disabilities Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Hope’s Wings outreach programs are designed to ensure victims’ safety, assist them in breaking the cycle of violence, and support them as they begin rebuilding their lives free from violence and fear.
As survivors of domestic violence weave their way through the judicial system, we are able to provide vital information and support along the way. Whether filing for a protection order or dealing with custody issues, Hope’s Wings assists program participants and helps navigate an often confusing and daunting legal system. This program provides the following services:
- Safety planning
- Connects domestic violence victims with local legal clinics
- Accompanies domestic violence victims to court proceedings
- Provides concentrated outreach to domestic violence victims
Hope’s Wings offers individual and group counseling for survivors of domestic violence in our community. Our goal for working with domestic violence survivors is to increase their ability to stay safe in the future and heal from the effects of violence. We welcome individuals in all stages of the survival process.
Hope’s Wings advocates provide counseling and education for victims of domestic violence who are and not staying at a shelter. Advocates are available to provide support through police departments, hospitals, social service agencies and more, making follow-up calls to any victim in a domestic violence case who allows her name to be released. Victims receive crisis intervention and compassionate emotional support during this traumatic time. Hope’s Wings advocacy program coordinates with the criminal justice system and other services and seeks to inform victims of their rights which enables then to make an informed choice.
Hope’s Wings support groups provide a safe place to talk with people who have experienced domestic violence in their lives. Our support groups provide the opportunity for women in the community to come together, share their experiences and learn from each other. It is also a place to build friendships, support, and experience healing from the abuse experienced in your life. Weekly support groups are facilitated by experienced domestic violence advocates.
Children and teens who experience domestic violence in their families are themselves victims of domestic violence. Hope’s Wings provides age-appropriate information about domestic violence while also offering self-esteem building activities and skills to resolve conflict to end the learned behavior of domestic violence and build healthy relationships. Prevention is key to breaking the cycle of violence and Hope’s Wings believes that increased outreach to youth and teens will reduce domestic violence statistics long-term.
Education and Training
Educating the community about domestic violence is a key component of Hope’s Wings mission. Through our education and training programs, we hope to build a society that understands the impact of domestic violence on adults, children and the community and how we can break the cycle of domestic violence. For more information on Hope’s Wings education and training programs, contact Jennifer Lainhart at 859-623-4095.
Hope’s wings recognizes that it cannot win the battle against domestic violence alone. Awareness events are key to informing our community about the effects domestic violence has on individuals, families, and communities as a whole. We host various awareness events throughout the year:
- “These Hand’s Don’t Hurt” Men’s Rally
- “Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Proclamation Signing and Lunch on the Lawn”
- “Jail and Bail”
- “Father Daughter Dance”
Click here to see Upcoming Events
Hope’s Wings confidential, emergency shelter and transitional housing programs provide a safe, stable, and supportive environment for survivors of domestic violence.
Hope’s Wings operates an emergency shelter that provides emergency housing to individuals fleeing an abuser. All of our shelter residents attend weekly workshops, which provide support for domestic violence survivors, with self-esteem building, stress management, parenting and child development workshops, and budgeting.
Community Based/Transitional Housing
Hope’s Wings community based housing program provides rental assistance, advocacy and referrals for program participants who have moved beyond an emergency phase and are making the transition to independent living.
Rental Assistance Programs
Rental Assistance Programs provide rental assistance, advocacy, support and referrals for Hope’s Wings program participants. Families locate rental units in safe communities and receive assistance with move-in costs and rent for nine to twelve months while they work toward independence.
Hotel/Motel Voucher Program
Motel Voucher Program provides emergency housing services and advocacy-based counseling during short stays in area hotels or motels. This offers an immediate crisis intervention option when shelters are full.
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.
The Marilyn Isaacs House is a 5,000 square foot facility located on 5 acres of beautiful farm land in Madison County.