DC SAFE Fundraiser
Please help me raise money for DC SAFE, which provides survivors of domestic violence with emergency services and court advocacy.
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for DC SAFE and for your contribution.
As many of you know, issues of gender equality and violence against women have always been a passion of mine. Starting with a senior graduation project in high school on the socioeconomic consequences of violence against women, and the subsequent training and volunteer work with Laurel House in Norristown opened my eyes to this grave injustice. Since then, I have strived to learn as much as I can about this multifaceted topic and also get involved in community organizations that support the survivors of domestic violence.
Please join me in this fundraiser and help me reach a goal of $200 for DC SAFE, which helps survivors of intimate partner violence via emergency services. Additionally, please see below for 10 ways that your gift can help support these services:
1. Assist over 1,500 victims in crisis who contact our 24-hour Response Line for help after a violent incident
2. House over 300 families who have no safe place to go immediately after a violent incident
3. Draft over 3,000 petitions for Temporary and Civil Protection Orders for victims applying for relief from the Court
4. Provide over 4,500 safety plans to ensure that victims know how to keep themselves and their children safe from future abuse
5. Refer 1,500 victims to free legal representation for protection order, family law, and immigration cases
6. Teach over 3,500 victims of domestic violence how to represent themselves in court
7. Secure over 75 families’ homes with lock changes 24 hours a day to ensure immediate safety
8. Assist over 300 Spanish speaking victims of domestic violence through our Spanish language ACCION Respones Line
9. Accompany over 2,000 survivors of domestic violence to court hearings to provide information and support
10. Provide enhanced services to over 700 victims at high risk for re-assault or homicide through our Lethality Assessment Project