DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION
The goal of the GFWC Signature Program: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of domestic abuse and violence against women in communities across the nation by working with national domestic violence networks, supporting existing activities, working with various established programs, and initiating educational opportunities for club members and local citizens. GFWC is a powerful voice for those who have no voice.
The main focus of this committee is the support of People’s Place, an organization that provides a variety of programs and services to families, adults and children of lower Delaware. The Safe Program at People’s Place provides a safe environment, shelter, and support for women and children in domestic violence situations in Kent and Sussex Counties. The Group Home for Girls provides a home-like environment for abused and/or neglected teenage girls in the foster care system, ages 13 to 17, with an emphasis on independent living skills.
Items Collected for The Safe Program:
Slippers and socks (winter) and flip flops (summer) for women and children
Small toys, books or gifts
Personal care items including unopened hotel size shampoo, body wash, etc.
All items should fit into a gallon size bag.
Also collected: Small household items for apartment set up such as sheets, clocks, blankets, kitchen pans and tools. Items should be in good condition without tears, stains or chips.
Activities with the Group Home for Girls:
Planning fun activities such as game nights and craft projects
Teaching cooking and baking