Dear Friends of Healing a Woman's Soul, Inc.,
These last few months have been different and difficult times for so many in our country. Workers, seniors, children, businesses, and especially victims of domestic violence have struggled. Although some of our in-person programs have been postponed, our volunteers and board members continue to support individual victims and shelters in the Greater Capitol Region.
Below, see some of the things we were able to do through the support and donations of people like you.
And after you read these short stories, visit our website and donate to help our mission of ending Domestic Violence, one Woman at a time.
What we have been doing
Coronavirus and violence at home
"In this corona era, many local communities are reporting up to a 50% decrease in 911 calls in general but a 20% increase in domestic violence calls. There is no surprise here. When we first heard the news of orders to shelter in place, many of us immediately thought about what that would mean for women and children who are battered or sexually abused in their homes. Basically it meant being locked up with one’s abuser, having limited access to help from the outside, and limited opportunity to escape." ~ Shelter worker
Look on the Healing a Woman's Soul website for resources and emergency hotline numbers.
Did you know there are children in shelters?
One generous donor filled two car loads with toys and educational materials for children in the shelters.
Local shelters have said that with children in school remotely, there are needs for them to be able to work on their classes while they are in shelters. Computers, School supplies and desks are in demand.
We have been looking for donations to assist them with these needs.
Your Donations Matter
Your donations allow us to continue assisting women and children.
See the HAWS donate page to choose how you can make a gift.
Thank you for your partnership and financial support. May God Bless you in these uncertain times.