A new crisis center has been opened in Richfield with Barbara Boggess named as its director.

The New Horizon Crisis Center, 145 N. Main, Suite 10, is designed to help physically abused women and children.Help from the center is available to those who live in the six-county area of Sevier, Sanpete, Millard, Wayne, Juab and Piute counties. The long distance number is 1-800-343-6302. The local number is 896-9294. The telephone line will be open 24 hours each day, staffed with the center's board members and volunteers.

Center officials have been seeking volunteers 18 years old and up to assist in the office and in answering the telephone. Volunteers serve at their own convenience

Volunteers who work in answering calls will get training to help battered women who call in for assistance.