Safe Nights

Safe Nights

Domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women.

Your donation will help cover rental security deposits, first and last month’s rent, couches and beds, implementing safety measures (such as video security systems), utility set up, and so much more.

The need for safe and affordable housing is one of the most
vital and immediate concerns for survivors of domestic violence.

During COVID, requests for emergency shelter increased 27% and bed nights increased 34%,
meaning people were staying in the shelter longer. Finding safe, affordable housing has become even
more difficult than before the pandemic. 
 

housing is key

In May 2019, we launched our Safe Nights campaign. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we were able to find safe, alternative housing arrangements for survivors fleeing abuse while our shelter remained at capacity. But getting out of the relationship is only the first step. Creating a long-term, sustainable and affordable housing plan is a serious barrier that survivors of abuse are facing today. 

 

The cost to leave. 

We estimate that the cost of leaving an abusive relationship is between $31,355 and $43,170. Click here for a detailed infographic on the cost of leaving an abuser.

Without access to safe, long-term housing, survivors are far more likely to return to a dangerous situation.

The Safe Nights Campaign funds crucial financial support for survivors facing homelessness due to domestic violence.

Financial strain is one of the main reasons victims return to their abuser. We hope you’ll consider a donation to ensure that no one must choose between homelessness and enduring abuse. 

Without support, many survivors are forced to return to a dangerous home.

Sam left her partner late one night with three children in tow. She began walking to get away. To go somewhere else, anywhere else. To find safety for herself and her children. When she found herself late at night on a busy street with no money, she realized she had nowhere to go, so she went back.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

He seemingly had it all. Eric had a good job and was well-known in his community. No one ever would have suspected that behind closed doors, his wife was controlling and manipulative, often threatening him and using their children as pawns. He was embarrassed. He didn’t think anyone would believe him. He didn’t think anyone would understand. He had nowhere else to go. So, he stayed.

Jera had enough. Though John never physically abused her, the mental and financial abuse she’d experienced for years had robbed her of the life she once dreamed of. Jera made a plan and got out. She didn’t have children, so it wasn’t hard to find a friend’s couch to sleep on. However, years of financial abuse had left her credit in ruins, and she couldn’t find a landlord that would rent to her. So, she went back to John.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

Angela’s husband kept strict control over their finances. It wasn’t until after he went to jail for assaulting her that she realized how deep in debt he had left them. She sold the family business, their house, and all their belongings, but she was left with nothing but more bills to pay. Without help, she would have had no hope of getting housing, let alone sustaining it.

You Are Not Alone In This. We Are Here.

At Resilience, we’re not here to tell. We’re here to show. Teach you about options. Provide a safe place to think. Connect you with people who know. Help you find the resources needed to move forward, in whatever way you choose.  

 

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Advocates For Ending Violence

Resilience is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. We offer supportive services and safe housing to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and we provide programs to engage and educate community members to help end the cycle of abuse before it begins.

    

Make A Donation

Your contribution allows us to provide confidential services to all survivors, free of charge.

Reach Out To Us

 We are here for you, no matter the time of day. Get the support and security you need.

Advocates For Ending Violence

Resilience is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence. We offer support, services, and safe housing to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse, and we provide programs to engage and educate community members to help end the cycle of abuse before it begins.  

Make A Donation

Your contribution allows us to provide confidential services to all survivors, free of charge. Thank you for your support.

Reach Out To Us

We are here for you, no matter the time of day. Get the support and security you need.