The 8th Annual Run for Empowerment supports Women Helping Battered Women (WHBW) a non-profit which provides supports and services to victims of domestic abuse in Chittenden County.
FACTS ABOUT WHBW
(July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014)
Women Helping Battered Women served 4,932 individuals. Of those served 2,059 were adults
and 2,883 were children impacted by domestic violence. Of these children, 551 were provided
with direct services.
We provided emergency shelter to 230 adults and 121 children for a total of 13,413 bednights.
The Economic Justice program provided economic advocacy and holistic support to 396 people in
the community. We provided transitional housing services to 33 adults and children for a total of
7,746 bednights. We also provided transitional rental assistance to 21 adults and children for a
total of 3,412 bednights.
Our support group program provided emotional support and education to 104 adults.
An average of 79 new survivors called the hotline each month, accessing our emergency services
and receiving support for the first time.
A total of 226 adults were assisted with filing for relief from abuse orders. These adults had 165
children known to the agency that also benefited from the assistance given to their parents.
The Legal Advocacy Program provided legal advocacy to 413 adults seeking support with divorce,
custody/parentage, immigration, criminal justice, and filing for relief from abuse orders.
The Children’s Program provided 4,828 hours of service to 209 adults and 376 children. Services
included playgroups, advocacy, and parenting support.
The hotline fielded 3,777 calls, assisting individuals in crisis and offering access to emergency
services along with support and referrals.
Over 17,653 individuals were reached through more than 214 outreach workshops/events.
95% of the people we served live in Chittenden County.
A total of 153 volunteers provided over 7,544 hours of service, the equivalent of 3.6 full-time
positions. At $15.00/hour and up—without benefits—this contribution is valued at approximately
$121,014. This figure is equivalent to 11% of our 2014 budget.
18 full-time paid staff equivalents worked at WHBW.
Our budget for FY 2014 was $1,064,298.
Thank you for your donation!