Hands of a Friend (Manos Amigas) provides shelter for victims in need of escaping domestic violence/sexual assault & human trafficking. We assist victims by providing needed services including legal, financial, immigration, medical, educational, employment, transportation and permanent housing solutions.
Our shelter, Genesis House serves as a “safe haven” for female victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Genesis House has provided over 65,000 bed nights since its opening in January 2007. The shelter currently has 24 beds, at an expense of approximately $32 each day. Victims range in age from newborns to 87 years old.
Additional services provided by Hands of a Friend include:
- Poverty to Payroll Program (an aid to employment development)
- Parenting Classes and Child Development Aid
- Nutrition and Health Counseling
- GED Program,
- Computer Classes
- Medical and Dental Emergency Work
Hands of a Friend Foundation is run entirely with volunteers. The founder/executive director and the assistant executive director work ten to twelve hours per day, six days a week, unpaid. Genesis House is partially funded with proceeds from DaZee’S Re-Sale Shop. Hands of a Friend is a faith-based/non demonimational agency and does not accept County, State or Federal funding.
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