YWCA Northeast Kansas via Crowdrise
September 16, 2014
The YWCA Topeka Center for Safety and Empowerment provides 24 hour support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking in Shawnee, Waubunsee, and Jackson counties in Kansas. Last year, we answered over 1,300 calls on our 24 hour hotline, met with 1,291 people face-to-face for counseling and support, and housed 185 women and children in our emergency shelter.
Our goal is to meet every client with comprehensive services and support. In order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Each week, we host a Survivor's Art Group, we care for a 16-bed emergency shelter, we go to court with victims seeking protection, we meet with folks in the ER, we host discussions about addressing violence in our communities, and we care for clients and each other as we go.
$50 would pay for...
a one-month bus pass for a client,
clothing for women who come in with nothing (tshirts, sweats, shorts, underwear, bras, socks etc...)
toiletries and personal care items (shampoo/conditioner, deoderant, razors, diapers, wipes, formula, etc....)
$100 dollars would pay for...
1 quarterly pest control treatment
2 mattress covers
New towels, pillows, blankets, sheets, or dishes
$150 will pay for groceries at our shelter for one week
$200 will pay shelter utilities for one month
With your help, we will increase security measures at our shelter, repair our air conditioner and heater, fight off the regular threat of bed bugs (including the replacement of carpets and curtains), and continue to provide 24-hour support to shelter residents.