Your support will make a powerful difference – providing compassionate services, safe housing, and hope to domestic violence survivors, children, and families in desperate need. ♥
LifeWire is a lifeline offering safety, critical programs, and supportive services to more than 3,100 survivors, children and families every year. During these challenging times, they are experiencing an alarming increase in emergency requests for assistance. LifeWire survivors are struggling to meet their basic needs because of the COVID-19 crisis
Rent and Food: Survivors in LifeWire’s Homeless Services and Housing Stability Services don’t know how they will feed their families and are asking for help to pay their rent and utilities. LifeWire serves individuals who are the most marginalized in our community: those living in poverty or experiencing homelessness, immigrants, those living with chronic health or chemical dependency concerns, People of Color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. More than 70% of our program participants are at 50% or less of area median income; and 62% are very low income. Survivors and families living in our emergency shelter and transitional shelter are homeless.
Increased Tension and Violence in the Home: The Seattle Police Department reported a 21% increase in domestic violence reports in March and this number continues to grow. Survivors who live with an abusive partner are at an increased risk for harm when they are required to stay home due to illness or quarantine. Survivors are afraid for their children, particularly if they should become ill, lose their job or can’t protect and care for them.
LifeWire needs your help today more than ever.
♥ Together we can provide help and hope to survivors and families when they need it most.