Special announcement

That was Crisis Center Inc. Executive Director Kathy Ray officially announcing the opening of their new safe shelter.

While the shelter was completed back in July, the announcement was made Tuesday at the center’s thank you reception inside the College Avenue United Methodist Church.

The thank you reception was held to honor and recognize all of the partners and volunteers who made the project possible.

Ray said that because of all of these people’s hard work, many others were able to receive much-needed help from the new shelter.

      Providing help

Center Volunteer Cara Bilyew was one of the individuals honored, and she spoke about the importance of community support.

      Community support

Bilyew concluded her speech with a plea to everyone.

      A challenge for you

You can listen to the full reception presentation here:

      Full presentation

The Crisis Center and its resources have been serving victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault in Clay, Geary, Marshall, Pottawatomie, and Riley Counties since 1979.