“We are pleased and happy to reopen our local satellite office in Colby and to be able to restore walk-in services for victims and survivors and their families,” said Jennifer Hecker, executive director. “The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Options marks a great opportunity to bring help, hope, and healing to those suffering in silence in western Kansas.”
The Colby/Thomas County Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the 10 a.m. ribbon-cutting ,and Options staff will be available to discuss services and share information about the agency. Services include 24-hour helpline, 24-hour crisis intervention, supportive counseling, child/youth services, law enforcement and court advocacy, medical advocacy, and much, much more.
“We’re delighted to invite the public to learn more about the services offered to victims and survivors, as well as the friends and family who are often the first point of disclosure and support for victims,” Hecker said. “Domestic violence and sexual assault are the silent scourge of our communities, and we want to ensure that everyone knows there is help and hope just a phone call away. Now that our satellite office is open again, victims and survivors will be able to access our services so much easier.”
The public is invited to the ribbon-cutting and to see the facilities and meet the staff at 225 W. 5th St in Colby from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 14 with the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.
Options Domestic and Sexual Violence Services is a non-profit agency dedicated to empowering individuals who experience domestic, sexual, interpersonal or stalking violence through individual support while educating our communities to identify and confront the causes of violence in society. Options provides services to 18 counties in northwest Kansas. Options voluntary services are always provided free of charge and with complete confidentiality.