Apr 20, 2018
Jim Malatich
Hope's Door

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is a not-for-profit community organization with locations in Plano and Garland. In 2016, two separate organizations, Hope’s Door and New Beginning Center, merged together to form one agency. Services are provided to our clients at no charge.

Statistics indicate that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in Texas will experience intimate partner and/or family violence during their lifetimes. Many are reluctant to seek help because of the fear and shame involved with being abused by someone they love. If you are or think you might be in an abusive relationship, please know that you are not alone, it is not your fault, and that help is available.

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center provides hope and healing to victims of domestic violence and their children. In 2017, our crisis advocates answered 5,854 calls to our emergency hotline and we had 470 adults and children in residence at our emergency shelters over the year. Once those individuals were ready to move to their own place we assisted 150 families through our transitional housing program. All clients, adults and children, are eligible for counseling and 1,496 adults and 908 children were seen last year. Additionally, our legal department assisted 498 survivors through the legal process with child custody, protective orders, restraining orders or divorce representation.