WISH Women's Crisis Shelter in Southern Humboldt
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Our Home, A Refuge
We have a new home!

      After 11 years of renting, a loan from Amy and Sherman Hensell has allowed us to purchase a house for our shelter — a large, bright home with a private yard, perfect for the needs of our clients. Our goal is to pay back the loan from the Hensells within the next 5 years. Part of the purchase is covered by grants, leaving $140,000 owed. The balance will be paid by fundraising, donations, and grants. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual or group to leave a legacy to our community. Another way to leave a legacy is to bequest a portion of your estate to WISH in your will or living trust; this will ensure the future of providing transitional housing for women and children in crisis.

      As the WISH Board of Directors, we have experienced the compassion of this community on a first-hand basis and witnessed the generosity of individuals and organizations from all interests and economic levels. From the smallest donation at bank countertops, Savershield stamp donations at Sentry Market, food donations at Ray's Shop Smart, and fundraiser participation, to donations that we receive from our annual letter — all help.

      The move to our new shelter has been very exciting, in part, due to the continued support of the Rotary Club — it named WISH its project organization for 2003. We have numberous projects planned for this partnership. WISH is also proud to have the valuable support of volunteers, and more are welcome.

Warmest Regards,

WISH Board of Directors

coming soon, photo of WISH Board of Directors

WISH Board of Directors
(from left to right)

Debbie Frazier
Erica Boyd, Secretary/Treasurer
Suzi Schultz, Vice President
Mary Cruse, Public Relations
Lori Richeson-Smith, President