GFWC Signature Program:
Domestic and Sexual Violence
Awareness and Prevention
The GFWC Signature Program’s goal is to increase awareness of and help prevent the widespread occurrence of violence against women in communities across the nation—and the globe. Areas of focus include Intimate Partner Violence, Child Abuse, Teen Dating, Campus Sexual Assault, Elder Abuse, Violence Against Native American Women, Military Sexual Assault, and Human Trafficking.
Here are some of the ways in which we support this program:
What is Your Voice? (Voices Against Sexual Violence)
What is Your Voice is a a 501(c)3 public non-profit corporation that provides
holistic crisis care and intensive aftercare for women and children who are
survivors of domestic violence in Sussex County. We support them with
monetary donations, food drives, collections of needed items as well as program
assistance when requested. In 2020 members provided Christmas gifts and festive cookies for the 85 children in the program as well as gifts for the children to choose to give to their mothers. We expect to repeat this holiday program again in 2021. This past fall we partnered with Edward Jones to fill every child's book bag so they would have all the supplies they needed to have a successful school year.
People's Place is 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
Ladies Night Shirts
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
Cooking and baking lessons
Note: Due to the covid 19 pandemic our in person activities have been restricted.
We look forward to working in person with these young girls again soon.