The ongoing project of West Women's and Children's Shelter has generated close to $5,000 of financial support to the shelter and our core services such as advocacy, meals, child care, emergency shelter, and support groups. The shelter and transitional housing programs serve up to 200 women and children a year who are escaping domestic violence and seeking safety. As governmental funding and private donations continue to become more restricted the support from GlobalGiving.org is extremely important to our ability to sustain services to those who need us. The money raised from this project has gone directly to West Women's and Children's Shelter supporting our mission to create a safe nurturing environment for survivors to realize their potential for healing and growth as we work together to end domestic violence.
The following is what survivors are saying about the West “I would have never have made it without the help of the West Women’s Shelter and their Advocates, all staff should be given a certificate of excellence for services provided, staff is very compassionate and understanding and know how access resources for survivors, thank you for believing in me and being my support, I was blessed to be at the West and get the help I needed to help me and my children stay out of a violent situation, I came in with a backpack, I received such support, I built up my self esteem with the help of staff and other residents encouraging me, people helping people, I learned I am not alone, and that I can always reach out for help and the West will be there for me and my family. Someday I want to give back with my kids at the shelter.” This is just some of the very valuable feedback we have received from participants exiting shelter about our services.
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West Women's and Children's Domestic Violence Shelter
Portland, OR - USA
Project Leader: Fay Schuler
Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.