Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Hope Haven

Deputy British High Commissioner meets with local authorities and stakeholders in San Pedro

On Friday, January 27th, the Deputy High Commissioner of the British High Commission in Belize, Kate Reynolds, held a meeting in San Pedro Town with key government representatives and private stakeholders. The gathering took place at Hope Haven community center, where Reynolds took the opportunity to introduce Graciela Peña, who is based in Cancun, Mexico, and will oversee consular services in Belize as British Honorary Consul. Reynolds added that the visit was also to thank island residents, local authorities, and stakeholders for their assistance to British nationals visiting the island.

Hope Haven donates supplies to San Pedro Police Formation for female detainees

San Pedro’s Hope Haven donated supplies to the San Pedro Police Formation to help the island force better tend to female detainees. The goods consist of hygienic products and other essential items to meet the needs of females when held at the police station.

Islanders attend Human Trafficking awareness training

Human trafficking affects the most vulnerable population in Central America and the Caribbean. In most incidents, it may be challenging to identify the problem. To help those concerned with the issue become more familiar with the situation and help raise awareness, a training was held on Wednesday, October 5th, at the island’s Community Center and Children’s Home Hope Haven.

Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center officially opens in San Pedro Town

Island residents afflicted by domestic violence can now access a facility with personnel committed to preventing further violence, protecting victims, and empowering survivors. The Hope Haven Domestic Violence Outreach Center officially opened its doors on Wednesday, December 15th, just a couple feet from the Holy Cross Anglican Primary School at the entrance of the San Mateo area. The center will provide police assistance, legal aid, emergency placements, Women’s Department assistance, and accessible mental health services. Anyone needing help can visit the center opening from 9AM to 4PM Monday to Friday. For any emergencies after hours or weekends, please contact the police.

Colleen’s Kitchen at San Pedro Food Bank distributes recycled bags

Every day, Colleen’s Kitchen at the San Pedro Food Bank at Hope Haven provides meals to underprivileged children and adults. This program is made possible thanks to local restaurateurs who keep the initiative alive. To further engage the local community and even visitors in contributing to the worthy cause, recycled cotton bags are being distributed at different convenience stores. In exchange, patrons (visitors) are asked to kindly donate any grocery items upon departure that can be used by the food bank at Hope Haven, San Pedro’s Children’s Home and Community outreach Center located on Lion Street, across from the Maya Island Air.

Ambergris Caye’s youth organizations receive sporting equipment

Two different organizations on Ambergris Caye were the recipients of donations to improve their services and continue to work closely with the island’s vulnerable youth.

Ten teen girls complete Hope Haven’s Teen Dating Abuse Program

Ten island girls completed Hope Haven’s and MPLUSE Studio Teen Dating Abuse Program held from Monday, July 15th to Thursday, July 25th at the Hope Haven facility. The program aimed to offer a safe space for teenage girls to learn about the red flags of teen dating, violence, and how to ask for support.

Hope Haven receives $17,250 donation during Grand Caribe’s 3rd Annual International Deep Sea Classic Fishing Tournament

A total of 17,250 dollars was raised for Hope Haven Shelter during Grand Caribe’s 3rd Annual International Deep-Sea Classic Fishing Tournament, held from Friday, July 19th to Sunday, July 21st.