BENEFITING: LA CASA INC
“We envision a community knowledgeable about domestic violence and abuse and fully engaged and committed to its eradication” La Casa depends on the financial support of individuals, businesses, churches, and service groups. These contributions are used to support programming, travel expenses for victims and their children needing to relocate for safety reasons, educational and recreational materials for the children in the shelter. This year we are excited to be a part of the CrowdRise Holiday Charity Challenge, which is the best and most innovative way to raise money on #GivingTuesday and throughout the holiday season. Over the years it's been a game changer for thousands of organizations like ours but it does not work without our community helping as fundraisers. That's where you come in. We are reaching out to every single one of you out there and we are asking for a call to action! Are you able to spare $10.00, $20.00 $30.00 or more to help those affected by Domestic Violence? Dig deep into your hearts and your pockets and let's make a difference together. We, as a community, can make such an impact in the lives of others just by working to better the lives of our fellow community members. During a twelve month period, La Casa, Inc. received 519 calls on the emergency hotline, provided emergency shelter to 553 people, including 316 children. This translated to an average of 61 people the shelter every night of the year which is another way of saying that we had a total of 22,402 heads on beds over the course of the year. As part of the shelter process we provided 14,872 meals to children and 12,798 meals to adults last year. On average our shelter is 76% full, but at times it is operating at capacity and we are placed in the position of not being able to provide needed services to potential clients. Beyond emergency sheltering La Casa, Inc. also provides a full range of services to victim-survivors of domestic violence. We provided non-residential services to 109 adults and 166 children during the year. La Casa, Inc. also provided assistance in filing VAWA protection status requests for 43 immigrants last year. After having revamped our civil legal services program we are now providing legal assistance to approximately 115 people on an annualized basis. We also assisted 59 families move towards a permanent housing solution with our transitional housing program. Our South Valley satellite office provided direct services to 140 individuals and our Batters Intervention Program had a total of 143 enrollments from both court-mandated and self-directed individuals. To be able to provide all of these important services we relied on federal, state and foundation grants in the amount of $1,646,265 which were supplemented by $104,168 in direct donations as well as an additional $78,795 we were able to raise through our fundraising efforts. We also relied on the generous support of our volunteers were over 2,000 hours we provided by more than 100 committed individuals. Every donation adds another brick to our virtual Giving Tower, and more importantly helps someone affected by Domestic Violence. From emergency housing, to our Batters Intervention Program, every cent counts. Please Click Here [https://www.crowdrise.com/givingtower] to see a video explaining the Tower, watch the Giving Tower grow and download the free app. Your continued support means more families living without fear. Thank you.