Red Coach Inn of El Dorado helps in time of need
Maintenance issues are a headache, especially during the holidays. That was the case for El Dorado’s Family Life Center-Safehouse recently, when maintenance problems forced its closing.
“We had eight women and children needing a bed for the night,” explained Darla Carter, executive director.
The staff at the Red Coach Inn of El Dorado stepped in and provided rooms to accommodate the women and children.
The residents enjoyed the indoor pool and a late check-out time. They were also treated to “Pizza Night”, compliments of Domino’s Pizza.
“These donations helped to offset the expense of the repair and were a true holiday blessing,” Carter stated.
She specifically thanked Cody Oldham, Red Coach on-site manager, and owner Mike Bhatt for their generosity.
The Safehouse sheltered 32 women and 23 children from January 2017 to September 2017.
“We are seeing women and children residing in shelter longer due to the fact that adequate and affordable housing in our service area of Butler County is hard to come by,” continued Carter, “So many of the women seeking shelter from their abuser come with nothing but the clothes on their back and very little financial resources.”
Carter also advised that the Safehouse continues to need women to volunteer on weekends or for a few hours on week nights. Even one shift a month would be a help to the shelter. Anyone interested is asked to call 316-321-7104.