Cedar Valley Friends of the Family receives funding from this event to help our Domestic and Sexual Violence survivors and their children have a safe place to go when fleeing an abusive situation. Even though our physical shelter is in Waverly Iowa, when we get a crisis call in Linn County we provide the family with an emergency hotel voucher and transportation to get them away from the volatile situation and into a hotel for the night so that our crisis team can work with the family to put a plan in place so that they can stay safe going forward. We are the only Domestic Violence shelter program operating in Linn County. With your donations we can continue to provide crisis shelter services in Linn County. The money we receive helps us pay for the hotel and cabs and also helps our survivors with other transportation needs such as bus passes to help them find employment and look for housing of their own. Please consider making a donation to help the families we serve have a new start in a safe and supportive environment.