August 2019 Impact Partner Spotlight: Nova Southeastern University
“Education – which is what we’re all about – is one of the keys to a brighter and more hopeful future.”
Nova Southeastern University (NSU) has joined with Women In Distress as an Impact Partner to help families in our community heal from the effects of domestic violence. Dean of NSU’s College of Psychology, Karen Grosby, Ed.D, is a Women In Distress Board member who encourages NSU, faculty and students to address domestic violence and provide evidence-based mental health services through the campus’s Psychology Services Center.
We asked NSU a few questions about their Impact Partnership.
Why does NSU support and partner with Women In Distress (WID)?
One of NSU’s core values is “community” and we have long been proud to champion the rights, growth and strengths of women. Women In Distress fills a critical need in Broward County for women and families suffering from intimate partner violence. The university trains students across disciplines about the nature of and warning signs of domestic violence, the staggering incidence of abuse, the victim’s experience, and ways to assist victims in handling the trauma and accessing resources needed for safety. Students in psychology, counseling and marriage and family therapy provide supervised services to WID.
In addition, the university faculty have conducted research across the globe to better understand domestic violence and to improve interventions for battered and abused women and their children. NSU is proud to provide ongoing support and assistance to WID, including sponsorship of the annual Starfish Luncheon and other awareness events.
What initially enticed NSU to sponsor Women In Distress?
The university values outreach and sought to respond to community need. WID’s work is so critical that it was natural to support their efforts.
How does WID help fulfill and strengthen NSU’s charitable mission?
There are few social issues more important to NSU than supporting the safety, empowerment, education and security of women and children in need. Through the many counseling, career, education support, and housing programs that WID provides, NSU feels we’re helping to shine a light on hope for a better future for women who need this support. Education – which is what we’re all about – is one of the keys to a brighter and more hopeful future.
What is NSU’s philosophy regarding community?
In pursuit of defining the Nova Southeastern University of tomorrow, President George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D., collaborated with faculty members, deans, staff, alumni, student leaders, community members and the Board of Trustees to create a single-shared vision based on eight core values. They are:
- Academic Excellence
- Student Centered
NSU is a community of faculty, staff, students and alumni who share a common identity and purpose, and engage with the university’s external community through diverse services, clinical programs, and community-based research and resources. Our community extends into professional, intellectual, as well as geographical domains that both support and are the focus of our educational mission. These issues provide the focus for the activities of the university.
Any other thoughts you would like to share about our partnership?
By sponsoring and attending the WID Starfish Luncheon, we are reconnected to the meaningful stories and examples of the life-changing services provided by Women In Distress. NSU is proud to be a partner.
On behalf of the domestic violence survivors we serve, thank you to Nova Southeastern University for your long-lasting and generous partnership in our mission to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.
For information on how to become an Impact Partner with Women In Distress please contact Jacqueline House, Development Manager at 954-760-9800 ext. 1237 or jhouse@WomenInDistress.org
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR IMPACT PARTNERS
The following Partners enhance the services we provide to the women, children, and men we serve. Their ideas, wisdom and philanthropic investments help us to continue reaching our goal of keeping families safe:
PARTNERSHIPS MAKE AN IMPACT
Each of us possesses a remarkable gift: the power to help. We exercise it by listening to one another, lending a hand, sharing resources and showing kindness.
Successful partnerships are fundamental to supporting the families we serve. Women In Distress of Broward County has created long-lasting partnerships with individuals, foundations, government and corporations in our community who have made the commitment to ensure we are able to provide vital support services to survivors of domestic violence and their families, free of charge – giving hope and a chance for a new start to families in crisis.
LEVELS OF SUPPORT
Partnerships are both formal and informal and fall into a variety of categories from individuals who give monetary donations or donate new or gently used items to our Thrift Store, to Impact Partners who support our mission with necessary grants and gifts that enable us to provide shelter, counseling and education to survivors of domestic violence.
IMPact PARTNER benefits
Impact Partner Recognition
- Name/Logo recognition in WID annual report as an Impact Partner (3,500 printed + online e-version)
- Logo on Impact Partner Page of WID website with link to your website (4,000 hits/month)
- Company profile in our e-newsletter (sent to 11,000+ supporters)
Opportunities for your employees to be engaged as partners
- Volunteer opportunities on our campus for individuals and/or groups of up to 25 employees at one time:
- Provide one-time, quarterly, or ongoing professional services to our families, such as mentoring, tutoring.
- Organize activities for families, for example, a family field day with games, water day with different water activities, pancake breakfast, etc.
- Involvement with our donation drives: Back to School Campaign to collect school supplies for the children of families who receive services at WID; collecting food for Thanksgiving meals or gifts & toys for the Winter Holidays, and/or coming together as a group at our facility to organize the donations.
- Option to receive a presentation on domestic violence at the workplace
For more information on how to become an Impact Partner with Women In Distress please contact Jacqueline House, Development Manager at 954-760-9800 ext. 1237 or jhouse@WomenInDistress.org