Sojourner House envisions a world where everyone lives their life free from domestic and sexual abuse. Sojourner House is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 by Providence residents and Brown University students who were concerned about what was then a silent epidemic: domestic and sexual violence. Thanks to the efforts of our many supporters, Sojourner House has grown from a part-time, volunteer hotline into a provider of comprehensive services available to victims of abuse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We've taken steps to determine how best to prioritize our future efforts to help those who are most isolated due to abuse, as well as efforts to improve systemic and institutional responses to people in abusive relationships. Every day we receive requests for assistance from individuals in abusive relationships. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to offer them support groups, emergency shelter, transitional housing, sexual health advocacy, emotional support, referrals to over 50 other community partners providing additional assistance, and more. We assisted more than 3,000 new clients in 2016. Our supporters make our work to end domestic and sexual violence possible. Since its incorporation in 1976, Sojourner House has served more than 50,000 individuals. All funds raised for this event via Crowdrise will go directly to Sojourner House, to help support our mission.