Due to the pandemic, the need for emergency shelter for domestic abuse victims has risen dramatically, and Coburn Place has stepped up to fill the void in services. Calls, texts, and inquiries around emergency shelter have tripled since the onset of the pandemic. They are now implementing an emergency housing program, which they are considering expanding into a full-time offering due to need. They also stock a non-perishable food pantry, which all survivors can access. Each resident is provided with two weeks of food upon being placed into housing.
JLI has made a $3,500 donation to Coburn Place to help fund this emergency shelter program. The donation will provide week-long hotel stays to 11 survivors and full access to Coburn Place’s well-being services, including financial assistance, therapy, children’s programming, food and hygiene needs, and more.