Focus on Domestic Violence
By Pam Hadder, Community Coordinator, Willow Place
Each year, the Province of Manitoba designates November as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Willow Place, along with other Manitoba women’s shelter and Family Violence Prevention Program-funded agencies, such as women’s resource centres, each work harder during November to help raise public awareness of the factors shaping violence against women, and also about the supports available to individuals and families dealing with violence and abuse.
This November, Willow Place is using social media to send messages supporting these goals and we encourage those who follow our social media to share the posts and to create their own posts using the hash tag #hearmetoo. Other November initiatives include participation in The Power of PJs, a provincial shelter call-out campaign for donations of new pajamas for women and children in shelter. Watch for the bright pink Power of PJs posts on our social media and help us draw attention to the needs of women and children in crisis while gathering much-needed donations. Additionally, Willow Place will participate in Giving Tuesday on November 27, using our Canada Helps donation profile and social media. Like many Manitoba charities, we require donations to meet our operational budgets, and Giving Tuesday helps us continue to support women and children dealing with violence and abuse at their critical time of need. We hope you will consider giving a gift of shelter this November!
If you have any inquiries on our donation needs, programs or how you or your organization can get involved, please feel welcome to contact me at: 204-615-0313, ext. 237 or via email: email@example.com Willow Place serves over 800 women and their children in an average year through emergency shelter and non-resident supportive programming and services. We envision a future where healthy relationships flourish in Manitoba, and we are grateful for your support.
Learn more about provincial supports by visiting the following web link: https://www.gov.mb.ca/stoptheviolence/index.html