It all started when five local women - Julie Caldwell, Eve Heart, Cally Huttar, Char Roth, and Vicky Starr - came together to support a local teen victim of family violence.
From '92 to '98, We grew from a volunteer-run hotline to a professionally staffed, full service program.
We built a permanent shelter, completely funded by community contributions. To this day, the shelter provides a safe haven for up to 20 women and children.
The property next to the shelter was purchased, and the home remodeled to provide additional space. Part of the house was dedicated to office space; the other half provided new, key shelter space - rooms for women with pets, or sons over the age of 12.
Our thrift store opens in downtown Hailey, providing a new source of revenue to support our programs.
Our endowment campaign raised $320,000 - a fund that is now valued at over $1 million.
A spacious, 2-bedroom guest house was relocated to the shelter property, providing a better space for women with animals or older sons.
A generous gift allowed for the creation of our Healing Garden, a children's play yard, and a vegetable garden that provides fresh food for the shelter.
We celebrated 20 years with a redesign of our logo.
The Attic gained the retail space adjacent to the store, more than doubling the amount of floor space - and creating opportunities for increased sales of furniture and other larger items.
2013 could be considered the year of the teens. Our student intern program - the ETCccc - is created (Every Teen has a Choice - challenge, change, community). We also launched the Green Dot campaign throughout our high schools.
2014THE NEW WEBSITE
Live, May 2, 2014!