This project will support our continued work to end domestic violence in our community by increasing access to our 24 crisis line, emergency shelter, advocacy, child-care, and transitional housing.
Last year alone, West Women's and Children's Shelter served 200 women and children who were escaping domestic violence. Our crisis line calls have doubled in recent months as domestic violence related fatalities numbered 38 in the last 12 months. By providing emergency services, advocacy, support groups, housing, and a comprehensive children's program we hope to intervene in the lives of survivors providing opportunities for hope, safety, and self-sufficiency.
Financial support for emergency shelter will allow us to continue to serve the increased need for domestic violence services. Last year we had over 2,000 requests for shelter with continued financial support we can offer greater access to services.
Daily we work to offer opportunities to live a life free from violence in hopes to end the intergenerational cycle of domestic violence for the families. Domestic violence affects all of our lives and it is our goal to end DV in our community.