DVSAS - Support Groups and Children's Program Donations
Who are we serving?
Individuals who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence, whether physical, emotional, psychological or sexual. The shelter also serves children who have been affected directly or as part of their family situation. DVSAS serves over 3,000 individuals each year with care, advocacy and shelter.
Who is helping connect us to their needs?
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services is a county-wide, volunteer based organization that serves individuals of all ages affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. The agency provides client-centered, accessible services which promote empowerment, choice and safety. The organization is committed to the provision of a full spectrum of victim services in the community, including crisis intervention, shelter, medical and legal advocacy, support services and prevention, education and offenders treatment. The Safe Shelter provides confidential, emergency shelter support for women and their children who are victims of domestic abuse. At times, survivors come with nothing but what they are wearing; others with what they could hastily pack.
How are we serving?
Snacks are served during support groups as another small way to make people feel comfortable and welcomed. Your group can assist with snack donations for support groups; GF options appreciated as well. In addition to adult support groups for survivors of DV, SA, and Parenting After Violence groups, children’s groups run concurrent to almost all of our adult support groups. The Children’s Program is in need of the following items:
- Bulk order of goldfish crackers
- Bulk order of string cheese sticks
- Baby food and some formula and baby wipes
- Any children’s clothes that can go to our donation table
- Rolls of plain white easel paper
- Construction paper
- Science related toys/games
- Music related toys
- Books on health, healthy relationships, good morels etc.
- Books and toys for infants & toddlers
- A high chair and baby bibs, a baby bottle or two
- Playdoh and playdouh toys
- General craft supplies like glue sticks
- Learning toys and games pre-K – 4th grade
Who do you contact?
Meghan Hoglund, Executive Administrative Assistant 360-671-5714 x1203 firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need help in the process, Wendy at CTK is available (email@example.com or 360-733-1337 ext 212) Please share your project with us by using the hashtag #CTKserves on social media!
At CTK, we value authenticity, simplicity, empowerment, relationship, and caring about the community we live in. One key way we serve is by empowering small groups to make a difference through our local partners who address important issues for those in the hardest life circumstances. The opportunity below is a chance to tangibly demonstrate God's care, compassion, and love for those around us. As your church, we hope this makes it easy for you to put the Great Commandment to love your neighbor as yourself into action