Hope Crisis Center, mention that word in this area and people immediately think of victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. However, there is a lot more to this non profit organization than just serving these victims.
Granted they supply a 24-hour crisis Line, Emergency Shelter, Emergency Assistance, Client/Legal/Medical Advocacy to name a few of their services. One service that isn't readily recognized is their mission to educate.
"Education is our first line of defense" states Carmen Hinman, Executive Director of Hope Crisis Center. This doesn't just mean going to the civic groups with presentations. It means reaching out to all of the community starting with the school aged children, pre-school on up.