Dottie’s House, a nonprofit organization focused on helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence, recently finished renovations on its safehouse, housing families and giving them a chance to get back on their feet.
Dottie’s House was able to make improvements with collaboration from Homes Now, a nonprofit organization whose mission “focuses on constructing and monitoring quality housing, enhancing the lives of many, including income restricted families, veterans, individuals with special needs, seniors and women and children survivors of domestic violence, all while contributing to community development,” according to its website.
Christine Hofmann, executive director of Homes Now, said the Dottie’s House building renovation was a project developed by Homes Now in two phases. The facility now features 17 apartments, all capable of housing at least one woman and her children.
Alongside adding several new apartments, drastically increasing the size of the facility, Homes Now literally put a fresh coat of paint through the building, replaced all the flooring, repaired all the windows and it is currently replacing the roof.
Homes Now leases the building for Dottie’s House, located in Ocean County, for one dollar a year, according to Ms. Hoffmann.
She told The Ocean Star, “Dottie’s House is an amazing nonprofit with transitional housing for women and children survivors of domestic violence. We at Homes Now, as another nonprofit, help people as well…Dottie’s House has been here for quite some time and it’s a great organization helping many, many women and children.”
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