One cold morning I was trying to get Norah up and ready for school and she hit me with this quote: "I just want to wear soft clothes and go back to bed". This became one of my favorite things she ever said and remains a universal truth. Who doesn't want to wear soft clothes and go back to bed?
Now you can wear one of Norah's best quotes and help support HOPE of East Central Illinois!
HOPE of East Central Illinois (https://hope-eci.org) is a non-profit organization that provides free, confidential services for anyone who has experienced abuse: legal advocacy, counseling, support group, referrals, children's services, etc.
They also maintain two housing programs: the domestic violence emergency shelter and ten transitional housing through local apartments.
The mission of HOPE includes not only Housing, but also Outreach, Prevention, and Education. Toward this end, HOPE offers a host of programs aimed at decreasing violence in our community. These programs range from outreach educational efforts in the local schools to referrals and counseling designed to empower victims to lead self-sufficient, safe, and successful lives.
Though the location of HOPE’s shelter is kept confidential, anyone wanting services can visit the business office at 1927 18th Street, Charleston, the office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. HOPE also maintains a 24-hour, 7 day a week, 365 days a year toll-free crisis hotline providing support, intervention, information, and referrals. 1-888-345-3990.