Self Help Center needs community’s help for new safe house

Need for domestic violence help in the community increased since the outbreak of COVID-19
Plans for new Self Help Center safe house
Plans for new Self Help Center safe house(Courtesy Self Help Center)
Updated: May. 18, 2021 at 5:58 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Self Help Center has seen record numbers of community need. Now they need the community’s help to reach their $500,000 goal to build a new safehouse.

Jennifer Dyer, the executive director, said there have been six domestic homicides. Plus, their number of crisis calls increased from 1,500 a year to 4,500. They used to do seven protection orders a month, now those are needed every week.

The Self Help Center is renting a safe house now, but they have to leave it in July due to it being sold. They are working through options for a backup, but they are hoping to build a new safehouse on their campus in Evansville.

Dyer is optimistic that the community can help them reach this goal. “I think our goal is realistic and the need is there. I think the community can come together and help us meet the goal and help with the need,” Dyer said.

They hope to have this safe house operating in a year. Click here to donate.

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