While this time of year is usually focused on gift giving and helping others, there are really no words to describe what an experience it is to hear from the families in shelter that they feel safe. For many, it’s the very first time.
This is the extraordinary gift that you give through your time, donations, and generosity. A gift that continues all year long as families heal from domestic violence and continue to move forward. It is much more than just safe shelter that you provide, which is key for so many, but it is also about wrapping them in services. Services like therapy that help survivors progress through the pain and begin to heal. Services provided through our case managers who help with job skills, financial planning, or legal proceedings. Or services like the Children’s Program, meeting the healing needs of hundreds of kids each year.
These are the gifts you give. It is during this time of year that we always look back and feel incredibly thankful for our friends and supporters. You have allowed the survivors we serve to also have a happy and safe year full of healing. Thank you.
Susan K. Miller, CEO
P.S. Rose Brooks is here. Our 24/7 Hotline is 816-861-6100.