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This holiday season is unlike any other, to cap off a year unlike any other. Throughout this month, and as we move into a new and better year, we wish you peace amid the difficulties, connections with family and friends even if they can’t be in person, the warmth of memories from holidays past, and wonderful experiences of  the joy of the season. 
We carry in our hearts throughout this difficult season, the victims of domestic violence whom we serve and you support. We continue to be here for them as they strive to achieve safety and healing. In the midst of their struggles, your support is so meaningful to each of them. We wish all of our readers and clients moments of calm, healing, and lightheartedness.
We thank you, again, and look forward to keeping in touch in the new year.


Hope's Door Annual Report

We began 2020 with high aspirations for what this milestone year would bring–our 40th anniversary of service to those wounded by abuse. We had plans for a gala celebration and, more importantly, for expanding our High Risk Program from five communities to all 41 towns in Westchester County. COVID-19 put a pause to those plans, among others. What we got instead was a pandemic within a pandemic – the pandemic of abuse exacerbated by a deadly virus.

Click the image below to open the Hope's Door 2020 Annual Report,
in an all new booklet format!  Simply click arrows to turn the pages.

With Gratitude:

In addition to the organizations we acknowledged in our annual report attached to this newsletter, we recently received two new grants supporting our work. St. Faith’s House Foundation gave us a generous grant to help children wounded by domestic violence and to provide prevention programming with middle school youth. The Miles Hodsdon Vernon Foundation gave us an equally generous grant to support families in our shelter and to help offset the cost of temporary housing to quarantine new shelter residents prior to their admission to the shelter.

We remain ever grateful to all of our funders, individual donors, and volunteers who help us to make a transformational difference in the lives of victims.   


Hope's Door Donor Survey:

In an effort to better serve our community of donors, we are asking you to take part in a brief survey. The first ten people who respond will get a $10 Starbucks gift card. Your answers to this brief survey, which will take less than 5 minutes to complete, will remain confidential.
Thank you in advance for your time and feedback.
Complete the Survey

Thanksgiving 2020 - Giving Back with Thanks

Chief David Ryan and Richard Lyman loading pies and turkeys donated by
Pound Ridge Police and the Market at Pound Ridge Square
for Thanksgiving Meal in a Bag for our clients.
Hope’s Door counselor, Stephanie Aguayo, preparing to deliver
Thanksgiving Meal in a Bag to her client.
Thanksgiving dinner donated to our Shelter residents and staff by Temple Shaaray Tefila and desserts from Homestyle Bakery in Peekskill, donated by Not 4Gotten NY.
Sock Monkey Project for Children at Abbott House and YAI. 
Kelsa DeBrabant from Scarsdale, Mary Millan from Christ Church Tarrytown, and Barbara Turk, Hope’s Door Director of Development and Community Relations.

Calling All Volunteers!

We are planning an exciting (but socially distanced and safe!) 2021 project to refurbish the rooms in our shelter, to make it more welcoming and cheerful.  Stay tuned for more information in the January newsletter, and consider creating a group with whom you will adopt a room.
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