What We Have Accomplished in 2013:
Helped more than 11,000 people, including:
Immediate assistance for 722 individual walk-in and 4,192 call-in clients
Financial, occupational skills and job training for 3,603 women
Counseling for 1,465 women and families
Job placement for 132 individuals
A safe place to live for 110 women and children
Legal options consultations for 913 women
Contacts made with 3,272 families in crisis
Responses to 261 victims of domestic violence by trained volunteers on Domestic Violence Response Team
Continued assistance to 1,300 former clients
Community education about domestic violence and family issues in 160 sessions about domestic violence and other issues.
96% of funds spent on programs
Our Success Stories
"We Are Free"
Desperation takes many forms and its grip can disorient the afflicted. Mary was in such a situation. The mother of four children, she was in an abusive relationship. Her husband beat her with his fists and words. Mary took her children and went to live with relatives, only to be threatened by her husband with the charge of abandonment and kidnapping.
Not knowing where else to turn, Mary entered WomenRising. Her immediate needs were assessed and she was able to get a restraining order and emergency shelter. WomenRising was able to advocate for her and Mary was awarded temporary rental assistance. She is now in an apartment of her own. Mary was queried recently about how she is doing. “My children and I are safe. My life has been turned around.”
Photos by Marina Morrow