“Dear friends, As we work through these anxious times, many of you have asked about how New Hope will respond to the current public health crisis. At this time, we have no intention of suspending shelter services for families, even temporarily. We are working with help from our local public health authorities and recommendations from the CDC to make our space as safe as possible for our residents. We will continue to offer child care to working families as long as it is safe to do so. In times like these, it is more important than ever that we show up for the most vulnerable in our community, and that is what we intend to do. We are so grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who make that possible and to all of you who have reached out to offer support. If you are looking for a way to help, New Hope and many other service providers are accepting donations of over-the-counter cold and flu medication, children or adult fever reducer/pain reliever, tissues, and cleaning supplies as well as gift cards for Kroger, so families can afford to stock up on groceries. If you would like to help with these needs, please reach out to our office at 812-334-9840 or firstname.lastname@example.org. It is our hope New Hope can be a source of safety and calm for children and families through this concerning time. Thank you for standing for families with us."