The Hi Point Women’s Center sustained damage from the June 29 storm and was forced to shut its doors. However, coordinators at the center have announced it will reopen August 7.
The Women’s Center will temporarily be housed in the First Friends Church at 808 West Columbus Avenue. Coordinators ask that you use the fireside entrance which is located on the backside of the church off of Sandusky Street.
Normal hours will resume August 7. The center is open from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
Due to the mold that grew in the Women’s Center as a result of the storm damage, they sustained a significant loss of their baby items for clients. The center’s Executive Director April Staton says the Center is in need of specific items to replace what was damaged.
The Center does not give free hand-outs or offer emergency assistance. Instead, each client earns “baby bucks” to “purchase” items by making positive life changes.
Donations are being accepted by the Center at the First Friends Church. They are accepting donations this Thursday (August 2) from 1:30-4:30 p.m. and also during normal business hours once they resume August 7.
Specific items that are needed by the center include (must be new unless noted):
-Diapers (sizes newborn, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
-Baby jar food
-Pack n’ Plays
-Changing table (will accept gently used)
-Play mats (will accept gently used)
-Baby gates (will accept gently used)
-Highchairs (will accept gently used)
No clothing donations will be accepted at this time.
The Women’s Center’s phone is not in service, but they encourage you to contact them if you have any questions through their website (www.hipointwomenscenter.com), Facebook page (www.facebook/hipointwomenscenter) or by email (email@example.com).