Shannon came to Hope’s Wings in 2010 battered, broken, and eight months pregnant. Her daughter Clarity was the first baby ever born at our shelter.  Shannon shared her story in one of our journals while staying at Hope’s Wings: “I really don’t know where to begin.  Sitting here I am reminded of when I first came. It seems like a lifetime ago.  I was so scared.  I remember Ms. Heather meeting...

Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program and the City of Richmond have received a grant award from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women to implement a Blueprint for Safety: An Interagency Response to Battering and Crimes of Domestic Violence. The Blueprint for Safety is a framework for preventing deaths and reducing the harm caused by battering. The Blueprint coordinates agency responses across the criminal legal system and outlines...