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Womens Center & Shelter


28th of January 2014

Achieving Safety and Independence

When a woman comes into shelter, her immediate safety is the first priority. Once safety is established, she can begin to work with Women’s Center & Shelter (WC&S) staff to get back on her feet. Through a network of more than 100 collaborative partners, WC&S staff works to connect clients to community resources that can […]

26th of February 2013

Your Next Relationship: Loving Again After Intimate Partner Violence

It can be scary to think of dating again after leaving a relationship that was abusive. Fear of being in the same situation again, questioning ones’ judgment, and wondering if there is a way you can tell if a partner is abusive early on are all common stresses. It is always best to be as […]

26th of November 2012

Intimate Partner Violence Knows No Borders…

Domestic Violence Amongst Immigrant Women Imagine moving to a foreign country with your family. You don’t know anyone and can barely speak the language. Now imagine being the victim of domestic abuse in addition to all of this. Immigrant women who are experiencing intimate partner violence can have added barriers to gaining safety due to […]

28th of August 2012

Observations of a Summer Intern

Abuse often lurks long after the victim leaves… During my time as a development intern at WC&S this summer, I was fortunate enough to spend a day in the legal department. It was here that I watched women file Protection From Abuse orders (PFA’s), and even had a chance to sit in at court hearings. […]

17th of July 2012

For the love of dog

“Animals are such agreeable friends—they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ~~ George Eliot Imagine this: Your closest companion is your dog. Your dog loves you, she comforts you, and she never judges you. Whenever you need a laugh—she is there chasing her tail. Whenever you need a hug—she is there putting her paw […]

11th of June 2012

FAQ about Abuse

FAQ ABOUT ABUSE “WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU?” “YOU SHOULD KNOW BETTER THAN TO STAY WITH HIM.” “WHY AREN’T YOU OVER IT YET?” All too often intimate partner violence survivors hear these words from friends and family. Have you ever said this to a loved one? Women’s Center & Shelter (WC&S) is striving to break this […]