Otsego County has reopened its domestic violence and homeless shelters after both programs closed on March 17.
The Otsego County Board of Representatives and Department of Social Services worked together to reopen the shelters, in order to provide support for vulnerable members of the community while many are struggling through the coronavirus pandemic.
“I would like to thank Otsego County Commissioner of Social Services Eve Bouboulis for making it possible to reopen both programs. She has been tireless in her efforts on behalf of those most vulnerable among us. In addition, our NYS partners and the OFO Board of Director have worked with us to make these essential services available,” said David Bliss, chair of the board of representatives.
Anyone experiencing domestic violence can call the 24-hour hotline at 607-432-4855 for help.
The county provides safe housing, counseling and other services.