YORK COUNTY- During these uncertain times, home should be a safe place. For domestic violence victims and survivors, home is one of the most dangerous and feared places they can be. During this nationwide pandemic known as COVID-19, the domestic violence rate has increased significantly as well as other forms of child abuse & neglect and even the human trafficking rate.
Domestic Violence and Mental Health agencies across Nebraska continue to provide safety, shelter and support services. Their crisis and information lines are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year for anyone who is in need of their services. Some of these agencies are as follows;
- Voices of Hope
- Bright Horizons
- Center for Survivors
- Hope Crisis Center
To help the above listed organizations during this stressful time, the York County Sheriff’s Office is hosting their first annual Domestic Violence Donation Drive. The York County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Violence Donation Drive will continue to be organized on a yearly basis and is to take place at the York County Sheriff’s Office.
The First Annual Domestic Violence Donation Drive will take place on July 16, 2020 between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Donated items can be dropped off at the York County Sheriff’s Office (510 N Lincoln Avenue York, NE 68467. Use the West Door located inside the York County Courthouse.
To set up a donation outside of the above listed hours, please contact Deputy Sandra Waller at 402-362-4927 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of items that are in high demand and are used on a daily basis for these organizations are as follows;
- Diapers & Baby Wipes
- Cleaning Supplies
- Bedding/Sheet Sets
- Body Wash
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Canned Goods
- Dental Hygiene Products
- Trac Phones with Minutes
- Gift Cards for Gas & Groceries
- Laundry Supplies/Laundry Pods
- Paper Towels
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Plates/Bowls/Napkins
***Regarding monetary donations, make checks payable to the organization(s) listed above.
Please consider donating to help these Nebraska organizations help victims and families during their darkest moments.
For any questions, feel free to contact the York County Sheriff’s Office or any of the above-mentioned organizations for further information.