My inspiring mom is my hero and she has been working with LCCADV for nearly a decade - I'm trying to help her realize her dream of a new, more modern and efficient shelter to help provide a safe haven and support services for more victims of domestic violence.
Unlike some larger counties, LCCADV gets no support from Lincoln County itself. It is a United Way agency, with support from several North Carolina grants and local civic groups.
Since Mama & other active volunteers opened Amy’s Closet (a non-profit boutique that resells donated women’s clothing, accessories, and housewares) in 2013 the Coalition has increased its self-funding and has been able to operate year-round. Previously, grant timing and cash flow issues required closing the doors each year for months at a time and referral of clients out of county. We've now been able to expand to a second location!
The purpose of this campaign is to help the Coalition and Amy’s House move into a new chapter, with a larger and more modern facility than can serve more people and reduce on-going operating and maintenance costs. A generous supporter has donated a plot of land and for the first time since its beginning, LCCADV has an opportunity to prepare for future decades of service to domestic violence survivors.
Volunteer-led events scheduled throughout 2018, culminating in our Unmasking Domestic Violence Masquerade Gala and Silent Auction on Thursday, October 25th will focus on broadening awareness of the need and increasing fund-raising dedicated to beginning this new chapter of vital importance to those who often have nowhere else to turn at the most difficult moment of their lives.
Your assistance can make a difference to countless families for decades to come.