Over the past year, our emergency Safe House, Counseling Programs, and dedicated staff, counselors, and volunteers have been challenged in unimaginable ways in our efforts to provide life-changing resources to an ever-increasing number of survivors.
Increased isolation due to pandemic-related stressors, including unemployment and quarantine, compounded with added financial strain, child care challenges, and fears of the virus itself has resulted in exponentially higher accounts of domestic violence, making the need for 180’s essential resources and services greater than ever.
Throughout the pandemic, your support has enabled us to:
- Respond to ever-increasing hotline calls – making us a dependable resource for survivors in crisis.
- Expand Safe House capacity to accommodate a 200% increase in occupancy over last year.
- Develop new and innovative ways to reach survivors, including phone and remote/virtual support, and contactless delivery of care packages, food, PPE, healthcare essentials and groceries to families in dire need.
- Add much-needed counselors to our 2NDFLOOR YOUTH call center to respond to the growing number of adolescents phoning and texting in for help.
Please pledge your continued support to those we serve by joining us on May 12 for our “Safe At Home” virtual event as we take a look inside 180’s services and hear from survivors. We invite you to consider sponsoring this virtual fundraiser or making a donation as you may have supported our in-person Annual Celebration in the past.
Your financial support will enable us to empower survivors as they rebuild their shattered lives. With your generosity our families become resilient and can find hope amidst fear and heartbreak, as they emerge stronger, more independent, and more confident as they meet life’s next challenge.
Thank you so much for your consideration.
Anna Diaz White, Executive Director
Brian M. Nelson, Board President