COVID-19 Update

Updated: May, 2020

***On June 1, 2020, the staff will return to the office, but the public will only be able to come in under these circumstances:
1. They need help filling out a petition for an Order of Protection.
2. They need to talk to someone about fleeing an abuser.
3. They have been sexually assaulted and want assistance in finding help.
4. They are coming to receive counseling services.
5. They are receiving training led by staff.

**We require everyone requesting services to ring the doorbell. They will only be allowed inside for the reasons stated above. If they are not eligible to enter the shelter they will be told, “I’m sorry, but we are only allowing emergency situations into the shelter. You may call our hotline to talk to an advocate if you wish.”

***We are requiring anyone who comes into our building to wear a mask. We are unable to provide masks at this time. Each person will have their temperature taken at the door, and their name and temperature will be recorded. They will also be asked basic health questions.

*All other services are still available by phone, Facebook messenger, or Zoom. Those services include:

  1. Case management (just needing to talk, assistance with housing, employment, local resources).
    2. SOSA support group.
    3. Devotional support group
  2. Inquiring about donations.
  3. (Please call if you are in need of WINGS support group services)

***We are still only accepting victims for shelter from our five county area: Nodaway, Atchison, Gentry, Worth, and Holt counties.

*Safety measures have been put in place to keep the shelter sanitized. Staff will also practice social distancing to the best of their ability.

*Please call us 24/7 if you have any questions! 660-562-2320

***The reason why North Star won’t immediately open up on June 1, 2020 is to ensure the health and safety of our clients and to protect the health and safety of the North Star staff. We do not have a specific date to completely reopen yet. North Star will continue to monitor the COVID-19 cases and the recommendations set forth by the Nodaway County Health Department and the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and let the public know of any changes.

*We appreciate all of the support we’ve been receiving the last several months. We’re thinking of all of you. All services are still available, they just look different right now, and will look different again soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this pandemic!