This past month has been a whirlwind as we have tried to navigate how to best respond as an organization, community and a country to COVID-19. During these unprecedented circumstances we have all been affected one way or another.
Home is the safest place to be while a pandemic rages outside. But for some, home is not a haven from violence. We know that violence thrives in isolation. Stress, financial hardships, and risk of sickness can intensify abuse that victims may experience.
Children that experience violence in their homes received a break by attending school, participating in after school activities or by going to a friend’s home. Now that children have nowhere to go, the risk of abuse and exposure is heightened.
In these trying times, the Violence Intervention Project’s commitment remains the same to provide accessible services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. As this situation continues to evolve, VIP advocates continue to offer services designed to support even the most isolated of these victims who are struggling to get help from a distance.
As a non-profit organization we rely on many fundraising opportunities throughout the year to assist in meeting our annual budget. During this time of uncertainty we don’t know what the future will hold in regards to rescheduling annual events. We did not anticipate this unexpected need. We know that this is a difficult situation for everyone, especially financially—asking for assistance is not something we take lightly.
We need your help. Please consider giving a gift today so we can ensure the continuity of VIP’s impactful services, options of safety and resources for victims in Kewaunee County throughout 2020.
Together we can continue making a difference in our community.
Please continue to take care of yourself and loved ones.
Violence Intervention Project Board of Directors