This Giving Tuesday, WomenSafe is Going Back to Basics

All donations made today will be matched up to $5,000! You can make DOUBLE the impact with your gift!

We have raised $8,075.00 of our $5,000.00 goal.

Do you have food in your cupboards? A bed to sleep on? A safe place to return to after a long day?

During the great toilet paper shortage of the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably realized how much you take basic needs for granted, including that little roll of paper.

But for survivors of domestic violence fleeing abuse, these basic necessities mean everything. Without knowing how to feed their children, where they would sleep at night, or how they could get clean clothes, many victims of abuse are forced to remain with their abuser.

With your support, survivors will have somewhere to turn. Your gift will provide:

  • shelter
  • food
  • hygiene items
  • clothing
  • a warm, safe place to stay,
  • along with a plethora of support services that WomenSafe offers specifically for survivors of domestic violence.

Nobody should have to endure maltreatment and violence, and you can ensure that every man, woman, and child is safe tonight.

Please consider helping WomenSafe clients this Giving Tuesday by making a donation below or by purchasing much needed items from our Amazon Wish List

Right now, there is a family scared to leave their violent home because they don't know how they will survive on their own. This Giving Tuesday, you can join WomenSafe as we go Back to Basics. Your gift will provide food, safety, and peace of mind to survivors who need it most.

Let's go Back to Basics together. Please give a gift today, and your donation will be DOUBLED!

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Betty's Story

I had never wanted my daughters to experience what I did when I was little, but there we were, hiding and hoping he would just pass out. After another night of drunken words and closed fists mixed with my exhaustion, I was done. It was time to break the cycle.

I called WomenSafe and within 10 minutes I heard back.  After speaking with Lori, we arranged to meet somewhere so I would not be followed. I was going through with this. My entire body felt so numb, yet I was surprisingly calm. 

Lori said to me “This isn’t your fault.  Do you know that? You can be safe, Betty, and happy because you deserve it and that is why we are here. Many of us have been in your shoes, and there is hope.”  It’s like she had read my mind and made me feel at ease.

The atmosphere in the shelter was warm and welcoming, but I did not know what to expect.  I did not have anything I needed. I was shocked to find out that through a Donation Request, my needs would be addressed. 

The advocates brought every basic thing I had worried about over to me immediately before my head hit the pillow that night. Things like name brand shampoo, toothpaste, laundry soap, hygiene items; even clothes, undergarments, shoes and socks.   

The Donations Coordinator Chris handed me an envelope with a kind smile and very softly said, “If you get a minute take a look, no pressure”.  He had just handed me blank wish list.  It read that there were families that would “adopt” me and the girls to make sure we all experienced Christmas, gifts, decorations, even dinner.  

I was so grateful for this gesture and to WomenSafe for helping make this difficult time easier for me and my girls.