Our local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Center was turning away 30-70 women and children every month in 2016 because there was no room at the shelter. This is unacceptable. These women and children need to escape a dangerous situation and have a safe place to stay.
I created a committee of professional women who wanted to make a difference and we raised $15k for the Domestic Violence Center our first year and $32K our second year. As a result, 38 new beds were added to the shelter!
There is still a waiting list of women seeking shelter and there are always critical needs in these situations but we are determined to create a safe and loving community! In 2019, we raised $42k and in 2020, our goal is $50K.
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