You are providing safety and hope with your gift.
There has been a sharp rise in intimate partner violence (IPV) amid global coronavirus lockdowns. Women’s Center & Shelter is here and ready to serve those who need us most. Your support will assist us in continuing to provide critical and expanded programs and services to survivors of IPV and their children during and beyond the pandemic.
We're meeting the needs of survivors during this crisis by:
- Providing all of our programs and services, some in traditional ways and some in new and expanded ways. For example, when we accept families with immuno-compromised individuals for Emergency Shelter, we arrange for them to stay in nearby hotels, offering support and basic necessities. We have also temporarily expanded our battering intervention programming to provide counseling, education and tools over the phone to people who use abusive behaviors;
- Partnering with local media sources, stores, and our community partners to ensure that those experiencing IPV are aware that help is always available;
- Creating a COVID-19 Response & Resources webpage to give survivors and the community access to vital information about the intersection of IPV and the COVID-19 epidemic; and,
- Implementing a text messaging feature on our 24-Hour Hotline and a chat feature on our website to give people a safe, alternative means of contacting WC&S.
Your generous gift will ensure that we can continue to respond to the changing needs of IPV survivors and their children throughout the duration of and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.