Victims of domestic violence are calling Women In Distress not only seeking safety but in need of immediate medical care, housing assistance, mental health/substance abuse treatment, and other resources. Meeting these needs is critical to survivors becoming stable and self-sufficient. As victims face additional barriers to leaving their abusers, such as unemployment or mental health struggles as a result of the impact of COVID-19, quick and easy access to community resources is more important than ever.
To better meet these growing needs, WID recently launched the Domestic Violence Community Services Coordination Program. With support from The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation, the Program provides access to coordinated community resources from trusted and trained community partners, allowing quicker access to resources, medical care and treatment. A dedicated staff member follows up with our partner agencies to ensure survivors received the services they need.
“The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation is proud to support the Domestic Violence Community Services Coordination Program at Women In Distress,” said Angelika Schlanger, director of The Frederick A. DeLuca Foundation. “The new position will ensure that survivors have access to critical resources around healthcare, financial assistance, and housing that will enable them to heal and embark on the next chapter of their lives.”
For information on how to partner with Women In Distress, please contact Director of Development Michael Barron at email@example.com or 954-760-9800 ext. 1278.