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.

 

If you would like to get involved with Ignite, please send an email to info@ignite4ocala.com. To make a donation, please click the Givelify button below.

 

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