I'm a social justice activist, community organizer and social change leader. I've been working at Transition House since 2008. Every single day I learn important lessons from people who comes to us because their lives are at risk in abusive relationships. Our housing programs offer safe refuge for people of all ages and there is nothing more gratifying than bearing withness to people overcoming trauma and finding the strength and confidence they need to take brave next steps on their journey. Watching children who arrive tense with fear begin to relax, play, and just be kids is a special joy of working here -- for so many, our Shelter is the first place they've ever felt safe. Over nearly four decades, our Shelter has been a true healing space for thousands of people. Now, we're in the last throes of a major renovation that will make the building safer, more energy efficient, and comfortable for years to come. I ask for your generous help now as we raise money for new furniture for our bedrooms, living room, kitchen, and play room, along with blankets, pillows, towels, sheets, and curtains -- the comforts of home when home isn't safe. Think of your donation as an investment in a more peaceful future for the folks who will live in the Shelter during the next decade.
With love and gratitude, Risa
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