Hope’s Door New Beginning Center (HDNBC), a Dallas-area domestic violence shelter, recently reopened its resale store thanks to three CASPR Mobile air and surface disinfection units that were donated by 2C MedTech, a distributor of CASPR products in Texas.
The consumer-facing resale shop for HDNBC, located at 2129 W. Parker Road, Suite 300 in Plano, brings in a significant revenue stream for the organization. This allows the center to serve all of North Texas with various programs including a hotline that receives more than 5,000 calls yearly and emergency shelters with a 55-bed capacity, which house more than 500 adults and children in residence each year. The recent pandemic, however, put an even more significant strain on families, according to Christina Coultas, CEO of HDNBC.
“COVID-19 affected many families in significant ways – one being increased cases of domestic violence due to stay-at-home orders,” she said. Family violence calls to Texas law enforcement increased by 9% during the first six months of the pandemic, while victims of family violence reported a 40% decrease in their safety. “The pandemic made decisions for survivors to access safety and support complicated,” Coultas added.
On top of that, the organization’s resale store was hit because volunteers couldn’t safely serve customers at the store. “Many of our regular resale volunteers are in a high-risk category for the virus,” said Coultas. “And when one of our staff had a confirmed case of COVID-19, we knew we had to close shop for the safety of everyone.”
With fewer people coming to its shelters and the closure of the resale store, the organization took a 30% revenue hit on its budget in 2020, one of the largest declines since it began serving North Texas more than 35 years ago. With no immediate solution in sight, the management team was concerned they wouldn’t be able to reopen their doors.
That is when 2C MedTech stepped in to donate three CASPR Mobile units for use in the resale store. HDNBC was also able to get funding for an additional two units that will be installed in the organization’s community living spaces. “We were able to reopen our resale store due to the CASPR units, plus we can now assure victims seeking services that we have added additional protection for a clean, safe place for survivors to stay,” added Coultas.
Unlike disinfection processes that use an episodic ultraviolet (UV) light or harmful chemicals, CASPR’s technology uses a proprietary Natural Catalytic Converter (NCC) process to naturally extract oxygen and moisture from ambient air and then produce and safely deliver continuous trace levels of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to disinfect indoor spaces. The result is an automated and continuous reduction of air and surface viruses and bacteria in a way that is safe for use in spaces occupied with people and pets, and with no need to modify existing custodial processes.
“Being able to offer clean, healthy environments for everyone is our mission at CASPR Group, and it’s so important in spaces that serve a critical need in our communities, such as Hope’s Door New Beginning Center,” said Dr. Christophe Suchy, co-founder and chief inventor of CASPR Group. “Our technology has been proven to kill 99.99% of SARS-CoV-2 viruses within 24 hours, which gives our customers peace of mind and a safe environment to meet the needs of those they serve.”
About CASPR Group
CASPR Group is on a mission to make the world indoors a better place. As the leader in smart environmental indoor technology, our solutions work to ensure the indoor air we breathe is the healthiest it can be, living out our well-being and our performance in the process. Our award-winning continuous disinfection technology based on photocatalysis creates safe levels of hydrogen peroxide to attack viruses, bacteria, and mold at the molecular level. The innovative technology is completely automated and does not require an operator to work. The company is based in Addison, Texas. To learn more, visit www.casprgroup.com.
About 2C MedTech
2C MedTech is a CASPR distributor located in Dallas, Texas. The Company serves large and small businesses across multiple industries, including education, transportation, healthcare, as well as non-profits. To learn more, visit www.2cmedtech.com
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is a comprehensive intervention and prevention agency for victims of intimate partner and family violence serving North Texas. The agency’s mission is to offer intervention and prevention services to individuals and families affected by intimate partner and family violence and to provide educational programs that enhance the community’s capacity to respond. For more information, visit www.hdnbc.org, Facebook: @HDNBcenter, Twitter: @HopesDoorInc, or Instagram: @hopesdoor.
Hope’s Door New Beginning Center Administration, 860 F Ave., Ste. 100, Plano, TX 75074. Main number: 972.422.2911. 24-Hour Hotline: 972.276.0057. https://www.hdnbc.org