Domestic violence has increased in both frequency and severity. You can provide healing and hope to those who need it most.
It is hard to put into words how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected those we serve. It has been more difficult for survivors to contact programs like WC&S for help during the pandemic because they are at home, under the constant surveillance of their abusers. Like many others, some survivors have also experienced job loss, illness, food insecurity, and isolation from their communities. Despite these obstacles, many survivors are still connecting with WC&S to explore futures free from abuse.
"Despite everything I have gone through the last two years, so many times you have helped me on this journey to become stronger, empowered, and to share my story."
WC&S served 7,525 adults and children experiencing domestic violence during our last fiscal year through programs and services such as:
- Support groups
- Hotline services
- Emergency shelter (with a space for beloved pets)
- Legal and medical advocacy
- Education and outreach
- Children’s advocacy program
- Individual counseling
- ...and more.
Highlighting the growing intensity and complexity of the issue, 28,035 hours of counseling were provided in this same timeframe — a 15% increase over the past two years. We consistently adapt, making our services more comprehensive and accessible to anyone who needs them.
Leaving an abusive relationship can be overwhelming and often dangerous. Your generous gift helps us provide everything from safety planning to basic necessities to make the journey a little less daunting.