A local non-profit organization with offices in Red Wing and Wabasha has a new free program designed to help reach people and provide basic need items.
Hope Coalition empowers lives affected by domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and homelessness in Goodhue, Wabasha, and parts of Western Pierce County. Outeach Manager and Program Director, Chasity Steffenhagen, says their Mobile Outreach Unit is serving rural communities in Wabasha & Goodhue County counties once a month, onsite of the local food shelf.
The Mobile Outreach offers basic hygiene supplies, infant supplies, simple clothing and common cleaning supplies. Wabasha County Advocate, Melissa Drenckhahn, says they also have advocates on hand ( for confidential assessments and referrals on sexual assault, domestic violence, or child abuse inquiries).
The current outreach areas are Wabasha, Lake City, Zumbro Falls, Mazeppa and Elgin. The goal is to expand in the communities of Kenyon and Plainview.
Mazeppa Food Shelf Thursday, July 13, August 10, Sept. 14 @ 9-11 AM
Lake City Food Shelf, Thursday, July 20 from 9-11 AM, August 8 @1-3 PM, Sept. 12 @ 1-3 PM
Zumbro Falls Food Shelf, Tuesday, July 25, August 22, September 26 @ 11 AM-1 PM
Elgin Food Shelf, Wednesday, July 26, August 23, September 27 @ 10 AM-12 noon
Wabasha Food Share August 7 and Sept. 4 from 2-4 PM
For more information, go to https://hope-coalition.org or their Facebook page.