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Womanshelter/Compañeras has been saving lives for over 35 years.  Originally founded as a 24-hour hotline by three young women, all named Jane, Womanshelter has evolved into a leading provider of shelter and support services in the region, serving more than one thousand victims of domestic violence a year.  Last year, Womanshelter/Companeras  responded to 4,500 hotline calls, helped over 1,400 women, men, and children within the community and court systems, and sheltered 51 women and 65 children, providing all food, clothing, personal care items, school supplies, and above all, hope for a better future.   Womanshelter takes an innovative approach to the issue, creating new programs to meet emerging needs.  The organization piloted one of the first Teen Dating Violence Education programs in the state, and was also among the first to provide advocates in courts to help victims seeking restraining orders.  Womanshelter continues to build awareness of the issue by engaging in unique collaborations with schools, and community groups.  After three decades of service, Womanshelter/Companeras and its staff of eighteen, is still working as hard as ever to provide comfort and resources to victims, and to end domestic violence in our communities. 

Please know that your donation is helping to save lives! 


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