MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — New Directions, The Domestic Abuse Shelter and Rape Crisis Center of Knox County, will host a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, noon, at 110 E. Gambier St., to showcase their new administrative office location. Open to the public, this ceremony will be an opportunity for the community to view the new offices and to learn more about the ways that New Directions supports victims of domestic, intimate partner and sexual violence in Knox County.
“We are excited to increase our visible presence in the community,” said Executive Director, Matt Hellman. “The shelter will remain in its current location with staff on hand for the residents residing there. These new offices will present the opportunity for all other victims, as well as their friends and family, to receive services on an appointment or walk-in basis during normal business hours. And as before, after hours and on the weekends, support is available by calling 2-1-1.”
Hosted by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce, the ceremony will include words from Mount Vernon City Mayor Richard K. Mavis. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and printed materials will be available. Light refreshments will be provided.
For more information on New Directions visit newdirectionsshelter.org <http://www.newdirectionsshelter.org/> and
New Directions serves all survivors of domestic, intimate partner, and sexual violence in Knox County, Ohio. New Directions also strives to
prevent the abuse of women, men, and children by joining with the community to build safe, respectful, and loving relationships. All New Directions services are provided free of charge.