The Hospitality House for Women, Inc.’s crisis line has received fewer calls amid the current health crisis, but the severity of the situations faced by those who do call has increased. Lynn Rousseau, Executive Director, says that her biggest concern is for those who are stuck sheltering in place with an abusive partner.
Rousseau adds that help is available to victims of domestic violence, in spite of the challenges currently posed by the pandemic.
The Hospitality House for Women’s crisis line may be reached 24 hours a day at (706) 235-4673.
No one at the house has exhibited symptoms of coronavirus to this point, but Rousseau and her employees have prepared a space to quarantine anyone that does. Residents of the house are required to shelter in place at this time, aside from essential activities.
Additional information about the Hospitality House for Women, Inc. may be obtained on their website at www.hospitalityhouseforwomen.org and through their social media outlets.
The temporary emergency shelter for the homeless on Kingston Road is set to open on Wednesday, according to Rousseau. The shelter is made possible via a collaborative effort among Hospitality House, William S. Davies Homeless Shelters, Salvation Army, the United Way of Rome and Floyd County, City of Rome, and Dr. John Cowan’s Chapel Hill Sports Academy.