After nearly two full years of navigating the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, our team at The Center for Women and Families looks ahead to 2022 through a lens of resilience, determination, and hope.
We are touched and inspired by the critical support we’ve received during this ongoing public health crisis – especially when so many members of the community were themselves affected in some way. We had some remarkable moments of resilience in 2021:
- From January 1-November 30:
- We answered 3,879 crisis calls and an additional 1,676 calls from local law enforcement as part of our Lethality Assessment Program.
- We provided advocacy and support to 727 survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault at local emergency rooms.
- We provided shelter to 386 people fleeing intimate partner violence, 106 of whom were children.
- Despite challenges from the pandemic and significant sewer and water damage to our Louisville campus, we remained open 24/7 and staff continued providing in-person services and support.
- The Southern Indiana Center opened in its new location in Jeffersonville.
- The Speak Their Name memorial event and Shop and Share program (mark your calendar for February 12!) both resumed after a hiatus in 2020.
- We welcomed volunteer groups, including ProLift Toyota, Eagle Scout Dylan King and his family, and students from St. Francis School, who helped us clean up from water and sewer damage, organized supplies, spruced up our outdoor courtyard, and so much more.
From the bottom of our hearts – and on behalf of our entire team – thank you for your role in making all of these things possible.
We’re cautiously optimistic for fewer pandemic-related impacts in the new year, but regardless of these circumstances, our clients facing intimate partner or sexual violence will continue to turn to us when their lives are on the line. We hope you will make a gift today in support of our work in building a safer, more peaceful community – one survivor and family at a time.
Wishing you all the best for 2022!