Women In Distress http://www.womenindistress.org Broward County, Inc Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:02:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Return the love this Mother’s Day http://www.womenindistress.org/return-the-love-this-mothers-day/ Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:09:20 +0000 http://www.womenindistress.org/?p=2220 Read More ]]>  

Honor a Special mom this mother’s day


“On that day, I thought I lost everything. I looked at my children, who looked at me for the answers. That moment is when I realized we still had a chance for a better life. We left and never looked back!” – Stacy*

For survivors of domestic violence, being strong saved the lives of their families—they made the decision to leave. Being able to tell your mom THANK YOU for being strong sounds simple, but for the mothers in our care, it is extraordinary. Stacy made the decision to be strong and save her family by taking courageous steps to escape abuse and live a healthy life. Your support is the reason why moms like Stacy, and other survivors of domestic violence, have the opportunity to find their strength.

Return the LOVE this Mother’s Day by honoring your mother while also giving a gift of hope to make sure families like Stacy and her children, no longer have to feel unsafe or threatened. 

Your donation will support the critical services Women In Distress provides survivors of domestic violence. With your help, families will have a safe haven at our emergency shelter, will receive counseling to heal, and will be given the support they need to start a new life.

Make a donation by May 1, 2016 and your mother, or that someone special in your life, will receive a special Mother’s Day card from us showing how your gift, in their honor, is saving lives!


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Help us Inspire others


Inspire others to support Women In Distress (WID) by posting a picture of your mom and writing a special Mother’s Day note to the moms in our emergency shelter. Please make sure to tag Women In Distress in your Facebook and Twitter posts using the hashtags #WIDBroward and #WIDReturnTheLove so that we can share your thoughtful words with our moms.





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Thank you for impacting the lives of domestic violence survivors and honoring mothers like Stacy, who are making a better life for themselves and their children.

10TH ANNUAL STARFISH LUNCHEON http://www.womenindistress.org/10th-annual-starfish-luncheon/ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 20:04:59 +0000 http://www.womenindistress.org/?p=2152 Read More ]]> Starfish2016_Final Logo




Women In Distress will be celebrating their 10th Annual Starfish Luncheon on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Signature Grand in Davie, FL.

To mark this very special anniversary, we will honor 10 amazing survivors of domestic violence who have found the courage to escape a life of abuse and become strong, productive members of our community.

We invite you to join us as more than 500 community leaders will celebrate these stories of hope and renewal.

Guests at the Starfish Luncheon will enjoy a delicious lunch, a fabulous silent auction, and wonderful raffle prizes, including a trip to Atlantis! All proceeds will benefit Women In Distress and help us continue to provide critical services to families affected by domestic violence.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Pamela Baynes, Director of Development,  at 954-760-9800 ext. 1236 or via email at Pbaynes@womenindistress.org.

Click here to download a Sponsorship Packet.

Thank You for Making A Difference!

4 Divas Live 4 Women In Distress http://www.womenindistress.org/4-divas-live-4-women-in-distress/ Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:32:55 +0000 http://www.womenindistress.org/?p=2078 Read More ]]>


 Online ticket sales closed. Tickets are available at the door.

April 22nd at 8pm
(Doors open at 7:30pm)   4 Divas is a live benefit performance featuring 4 premier female entertainers with backgrounds from a variety of musical genres. Come out and join us for one magical evening! All seats are general admission. Minimum donation $25/Ticket.

HAL HERMAN CHILDREN’S FUND http://www.womenindistress.org/hal-herman-childrens-fund/ Mon, 01 Feb 2016 21:55:57 +0000 https://6pby-6z5d.accessdomain.com/?p=475 Read More ]]>

Hal Herman Children’s Fund

In 2008 the Hal Herman Children’s Fund was established by Lois Herman as a celebration of her husband’s 80th birthday.  The Herman’s have always believed in the importance of helping others and have supported Women In Distress for many years.  “We believe in WID’s mission to end domestic abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.  Through our commitment, we have learned firsthand just how important it is to help keep families safe, stated Hal.”

Even when children don’t see domestic abuse, they usually know its happening. It can affect them deeply.  More than 50% of women experiencing domestic abuse live in households with children under 12. These children are more likely to exhibit behavioral issues and physical health problems, including depression, anxiety, and violence toward peers.

Through the Hal Herman Children’s Fund (HHCF) and the generosity of donors, the smallest survivors of domestic violence can receive the support they need — supervised care while their parent is in counseling, and help from specialized therapists that use play therapy, art therapy and more to help these children break the cycle of domestic violence.  To learn more about the Hal Herman Children’s Fund and the HHCF Celebration Wall, click here. 


Thanks to you, lives are changed. http://www.womenindistress.org/why-we-walk-for-safewalk/ Mon, 04 Jan 2016 16:00:50 +0000 http://www.womenindistress.org/?p=1508 Read More ]]>

Jill Cooperman



















When asked why her team walks in SAFEWALK-RUN 5K, Jill Cooperman had this to say:

“A dear friend of mine, who is also a survivor of domestic violence, and I started this team in 2012. We are both fortunate enough to have family close by who was able to take us in when we left our respective husbands, but we know there are so many more that do not…and those are the people that need our help. Our team is made up of people close to us that feel passionately about this cause as well. We have received so many donations from people who are also survivors of domestic violence  and want to help others, too. The shared experience brings people together and inspires them to do their best to help everyone who needs it.”

Thank you to everyone who came out this year to support survivors like myself and my friends.  Your commitment to Women In Distress is transforming lives.

~ Jill Erin Cooperman
 Captain of The Red Hot Survivors