Each day this year, Healing a Woman’s Soul’s volunteers have helped individuals & families in our community suffering because of domestic violence. Our volunteers have offered counseling, advocacy, and prevention education programs that can transform lives. With your partnership we hope to do even more in 2021. We don’t know what 2021 will look like, but we do know we will find new ways to come together and offer respite to those in need.
Help us achieve our vision of creating a world free of violence & abuse by giving your end-of-year gift to support our life-changing programs and services.
Thank you St. George’s for your generosity filling over 70 gift bags! We ran out of bags.
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” - 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NKJV)
Did you know?
• Domestic Violence happens every 15 seconds in the United States.
• One in four women are victims of domestic violence in their lifetime.
• Domestic violence is the single major cause of injury to women.
• Only about 48% of all violent acts are reported to the police.
• Domestic violence leads to children becoming abusers or victims themselves.
Is it about physical violence? Not always. It’s about control in one or all of these ways: spiritual, physical, emotional, financial, sexual, isolation, intimidation and child abuse. Everyone should know about it and know how to get help. If you are in danger or need assistance, there is help available.
Many thanks to St. George’s parishioners who donated over 70 filled holiday gift bags for women and their children who suffer from domestic abuse. Your generosity during this difficult time for all of us was amazing! The bags were blessed during our Healing Service on December 16th. The Executive Director of HAWS (Healing a Woman’s Soul), Maggie Hasslacher, and Board Chair, Gretchen Coyner, attended our service and we helped them fill their van with the bright red gift bags. The bags were delivered before Christmas to area shelters in the Albany Episcopal Diocese being served by HAWS.
One of the signature efforts of Healing a Woman's Soul is providing retreats for women suffering from domestic violence. The opportunity to come together with others who understand and hear practical advice and receive comfort make lasting differences in the lives of those who come. The retreats are offered to all who wish to attend regardless of their ability to pay.