In the last two years I have met with hundreds of survivors of domestic violence. At YWCA we listen to the stories, we believe the people we're talking to, and then we try to help by giving as many resources as we can. Sometimes this comes in the form of support groups, where survivors can stop feeling so isolated and alone in their experiences. Sometimes this means a $25 gas voucher so they can get out of town. Sometimes it looks like spending hours helping fill out the legal documents necessary for a protection order. Always it means doing what we can to support survivors in taking back their own power.
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month we are participating in the Purple Purse fundraising campaign. Please consider donating - even $10 can help immensely! (Plus, if you give $10, you're entered to win a Purple Purse designed by Kerry Washington, so you can see why I might be totally thrilled about this even if it wasn't, you know, my life's passion.)
YWCA CLARK COUNTY wrote -
YWCA Clark County offers the only domestic violence shelter and support services in SW Washington. We serve over 12,000 survivors through our 24 hour hotline, safe shelter, legal advocacy, and support groups. Our wrap around services also include sexual assault support, multi-lingual services, free child care, financial literacy and social service coordination.
Funds from the Purple Purse Challenge will provide survivors with advocates who help with safety planning, housing, employment, childcare and other critical services to ensure a safer future for the entire family.
Join us in providing help, healing and hope for survivors and their families.