May 18—Hope Alliance, a local nonprofit that advocates for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, is putting out a call for help finding a new office location in the Chehalis-Centralia area that can better accommodate its clients and staff.
"Our present location does not quite fit our needs for confidentiality for clients, offices for staff and the safety and security of staff and clients," Hope Alliance stated in a news release. "As a small nonprofit we do not have much money available for office space. If we can find a location that can be donated or leased at as low a cost as possible, that allows us to devote more of our resources to our clients."
Hope Alliance is seeking a location with:
—At least 12 offices for administration staff and for advocates to have confidential conversations with clients.
—Playroom for children to safely play while their parent is dealing with difficult matters with advocates. Hope Alliance may also provide short-term child care in this area during court hearings for the parent.
—Kitchen for staff and for clients who may not have eaten recently.
—Conference room for staff to meet, board meetings, support groups and other needs.
—Storage for files, office supplies and miscellaneous supplies.
—Free, preferably off-street, parking. Bonus if at least some of the parking is obscured from street view, for client safety.
—Fiber-optic connectivity for VOIP phone system and internet.
Anyone with a location or knows of any leads is encouraged to call Hope Alliance at 360-748-6601.
Hope Alliance advocates for and empowers survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Hope Alliance also seeks to effect social change by collaborating with community partners to inspire life without violence.
Hope Alliance's services are free, confidential, and offered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.