DOVE Project to relocate to new office in town this month

The DOVE Project, the island’s domestic violence agency, is moving into a new home in town this month.

For the last several weeks, DOVE staff have been working out of an interim space, after leaving their office at Courthouse Square because of the cameras Kush 21 is required to have and resulting privacy issues. Later this month they will begin moving into one of the former Windermere offices, the dark blue building behind AJ’s Espresso, which will be the agency’s home for at least the next three years, according to acting Executive Director Heidi Jackson. The building suits the agency well, she said, with a lot of offices that will allow for private client meetings, a reception area and a confidential entry in the back. It will also serve as a good meeting place for the Teen Council, she added. In DOVE’s former office, much of the work happened in only three rooms, she said, and staff frequently had to move around to accommodate each other.

Jackson credited board member Susan Lofland with approaching building owners Beth and John de Groen about DOVE renting the space several weeks ago.

“We are grateful to Susan, Beth and John to give us the opportunity to be in the space at a reasonable rate in line with our budget,” Jackson said.

She added that when DOVE began looking for a space, they wanted something central, but not too central. This building is exactly that, she said, noting clients can come in the back and park anywhere.

The new office will be open no later than July 1, Jackson said, and soon after that, they will host an open house.

Walk-in services will be available, but appointments are encouraged, if possible. DOVE’s hours are 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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