By Sandra K. Ziebold
We can help save the pets of domestic violence victims.
"68% of abused women reported violence toward their animals from the abuser" - American Humane Association
Our Foster Pet Program can help remove this barrier so victims can leave without fear of harm to or loss of their pets. When a domestic violence shelter cannot house a pet just have the shelter call us and we will help with your pet.
Beacon of Hope Crisis Foster Pet Program is all about finding loving temporary foster homes for animals belonging to domestic violence victims. Be a foster, save a life. We reunite survivors with their pets once they can live independent and safe on their own.
Admin Line: (317)731-6131
Crisis Line: (317)731-6140
By Caleb Bailey | Beacon of Hope Crisis Center Intern
“My victims use the hotlines daily” – Detective Hinshaw of Lawrence City Police
Founded in 2007, Beacon of Hope Crisis Center opened its doors in 2009 and has remained committed ever since. The immense change that Beacon of Hope brings to the community has been expressed by many–including the police department. Tiffany Wilson, Beacon of Hope Crisis Center staff member, interviewed Stacy Hinshaw, Detective of the Lawrence City Police Department, on how different her job is when Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is involved. “A huge Impact”, said Hinshaw. “The resources of Beacon of Hope have helped our victims at their most vulnerable times”.
The collaboration with the Lawrence City Police Department has exhibited positive outcomes. When asked about the successes, Detective Hinshaw had “several victims pursue protective orders and charges filed against abusers”. As a result of teamwork, victims were able to “find the strength to leave their abusers and start a new healthy life”. “My victims use the hotline daily”, Hinshaw added. This is just one of the reasons why Beacon of Hope Crisis Center is known for collaborating with all organizations that help prevent and protect victims of domestic violence.
About this blog
This blog is about our domestic and sexual violence crisis center, Beacon of Hope. We hope you find it full of helpful information, motivation, creativity, serious facts and positivity. We hope that it will help you know what is happening in our center, in our community and with our events. We hope you follow our blog in support of our organization and our mission.