Support COVID-19 Response
Abuse will rise amid stress over COVID-19, it is more important than ever that CASFV’s services for survivors of family violence remain open and strong. We are on the front lines helping victims facing abuse, so we cannot close our shelter doors. As we experience a spike in domestic violence incidents, we need community support from generous supporters like you to continue to provide our essential services.
NATIONAL INCREASE IN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
We are already hearing from survivors about how the coronavirus is being used by abusive partners to further control and abuse. Evidence from previous epidemics suggests that domestic violence will increase during this health emergency. Locally, we are receiving a dramatic increase in calls to our hotline and our intake numbers have doubled.
CASFV SERVICES REMAIN OPEN
We are working with our professional staff to prepare to meet this unprecedented need. Our shelter, transitional living center, and hotline continue to provide comprehensive services. Our advocates remain available to offer critical safety planning and resources in this difficult time.
MAKE A GIFT TO HELP MEET OUR BIGGEST NEEDS
The biggest need for our shelter and programs right now is for increased dollars for staffing, providing essential supplies to run our shelter and purchasing new technology. To follow CDC guidelines and ensure the safety of our supporters, our team had to cancel the spring fundraising events we usually host to raise funds to provide wraparound services. We had to close our donation center to the public, which means we must purchase items that we normally get through community donations of goods. To practice social distancing, we are no longer getting the valuable resource of volunteer hours to support our families. These additional costs can only be covered by generous community support.
Please consider making a gift to help our efforts on behalf of survivors. Contributions from our community are key to our success. We remain committed to the survivors we serve, and are so grateful for the support you provide us. Thank you.
With our warmest regards,
Sandra Garcia and the entire CASFV Staff & Board
A one-time donation online via credit card.
Monthly Recurring Donation
A monthly recurring donation online via credit card. A receipt will be sent to your email every month and the recurring donation may be canceled at any time.