SCSO Partners with Hope’s Door to serve domestic violence victims

FROM STAFF REPORTS

COLUMBIANA–The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has announced a partnership with Hope’s Door to give more resources to women fleeing a domestic violence situation.

Hope’s Door, a center dedicated to ending the cycle of domestic violence and abuse through education, counseling and empowering women, constructed “care kits” for women unexpectedly leaving their home.

These kits are at the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and substations and can be accessed 24/7 by deputies.

The kits contain items ranging from hygiene products to emergency supplies. Domestic violence victims can call Hope’s Door after they receive the bag and more resources may be available.

“The cycle of domestic violence is hard to break. We hope these added resources help women in need to improve their situation,” Sheriff John Samaniego said in a statement.

For more information on Hope’s Door, visit Hopes-door.org.