We are So Grateful! A New Years Toast to Our...
You are our inspiration! With all that is happening in the world right now, the fact that supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse is important to you, means more that we can say.
The generosity of the community this holiday season was visible here at NEWS. Gifts filled our hallways for our Adopt a Family program and you helped us exceed our fundraising goals for the year. If we had any doubt that our supporters would come through with donations during this unusual holiday season, we apologize – we should have had faith, because you always come through!
We have conversations every day about how to address the extreme challenges families are facing. We put ourselves in the shoes of a woman who is suffering with abuse, while trying to home school her children and work from home. Does leaving make sense in a time like this? How can we keep them safe? These are the questions we ask ourselves, and then we get busy finding ways to help!
Liliana, our counselor who works with children in shelter says it best: “Thank you for continuing to support us during this difficult time, and giving us the tools to rise to the level our survivors need and deserve.”
We average 100 calls a week, many from people living in dangerous and harmful environments. Thanks to you, we are here, day and night, to answer those calls.
As we work to bring peace and safety to families who are suffering, we wish all of you a New Year that is peaceful, joyful and filled with love.
Tracy Lamb, NEWS Executive Director