GLADEWATER, Texas (KETK) – Hope Haven of East Texas will be opening up a foster care emergency shelter in Gladewater this fall.

The shelter, Danielle’s Home of Hope, will have seven beds for girls ages 5-17 who have been removed from their homes or whose placement has been disrupted and they need a temporary placement until a foster home or kinship placement can be found.

It is named after Danielle Jones, a Smith County CPS worker who dedicated her life to children until her death in 2015.

“The shelter is a dream that is becoming a reality,” said Danielle’s mother, Faye Wardlaw.

Danielle’s Home of Hope will be a 24-hour staffed emergency shelter. This program expansion is an integration with Hope Haven’s operations to be proactive in immediate removal, to begin the process of healing and comfort. To learn more please visit Hope Haven of East Texas website.

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