Hobbs, New Mexico: A Place Which Cares for the Safety for Our Children

As the city manager of Hobbs, New Mexico, I understand the importance of the community providing safety to our most vulnerable women and children. In fact, keeping all of the city of Hobbs safe is my primary goal. But keeping women and children safe is not just the job of our police department. This week I attended a special celebration honoring those organizations that protect those children whose parents for one reason or the other cannot take care of them.

I am pleased to announce that Option, Inc. has received a $30,000 grant from the Daniels Fund. The Daniels Fund was established by Bill Daniels to provide grants and scholarships in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah and Wyoming.

I am thrilled to know about this grant since it will allow the continuation of services and support for any victims of violence in Hobbs, NM.

The executive director of Options, Inc. named Dionora Carrejo Guthrie said that “The grant will enable our program to continue providing necessary services to women, men and children living in the fear and consumption that is domestic violence.” As the city manager of Hobbs NM, I could not be happier to know that victims of violence are receiving the help they so rightfully deserve.

With the funds, Option Inc. will continue to provide its services, including emergency shelters, a safe house for sexually abused children, and counseling for victims.  

Robert Guthrie, the operation manager of Options, Inc. is pleased to announce that the additional funds will allow the company the ability to provide more services in the community. Option, Inc. is a nonprofit organization which aims to prevent future domestic violence between adults and to reduce the incidence of battery and assault. There are many benefits to this additional funding. Robert Guthrie plans on using the funds to help them expand the organization’s shelter, hotline, offender’s classes and transitional program. Knowing that Options, Inc. received this generous donation for their nonprofit organization is a truly incredible gesture.

The overall safety of Hobbs, New Mexico means the world to me. My time in the Air Force serving overseas afforded me the opportunity to volunteer at an orphanage once or twice a week. Spending time with these children helped heal my own wounds of being away from my own children. The time I spent in Djibouti, Africa was very transformational for me as a leader.  I vowed to do whatever I could in my future positions to insure that more kids felt loved and safe in the communities I served.


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