Safe Nights

Safe Nights

The emergency safe shelter remains full during COVID 19. With nine rooms for families (25 beds), one of which is set aside in case of quarantine needs, requests for safe shelter are on the rise. We are now making alternative safe housing arrangements for those dangerous cases.

The Safe Nights Program is a chance for you to help kids and adults who have found that the safest place for them right now is in the shelter at Resilience.

Support Safe Nights

If you are able to give during these troubling times, here are some options for you to consider:

A gift of $76 would cover the cost of one night for one person in the safe shelter or $532 would cover the cost for 7 days.

Skyler’s Story

“Skyler” knows that his mommy feels better now that they are away, now that his daddy won’t be able to find them. His mother tells him that the new house is safe, that he doesn’t have to worry about anything. Yet, he is still unsure. The people at the new house are nice, and there are other kids there he can play with. He has his own bed, and the blankets are very soft. There is even a TV to watch, and lots of toys and games.

It is strange though, because Skyler still wakes up every morning forgetting he is in a new bedroom. He forgets that his puppy, Rocky, won’t barge in through his door to lick his face. He misses his backyard, and playing tag around the neighborhood with his friends. He misses his XBox and his LEGO Batman collection. He misses building forts with his mommy in the living room on Saturday mornings, and playing basketball in the driveway. It is all so new and different, but Skyler still feels safe, he knows that he is cared for. His tummy is full of good food, and he doesn’t have to tiptoe around all the time. He does not miss the mean words and loud voices. Everything is so new and different, but at the end of the day Skyler falls asleep, happy to have his mommy safe beside him.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

* Names have been changed to protect confidentiality.

Rachel’s Story

“Rachel” watches as her son sleeps in the bed a few feet away. For the first time in eight years, she knows she can fall asleep without the worry if they will make it through the night. She thinks back to her first visit to Resilience, about six months ago, and breathes a sigh of relief. It took a lot of convincing from her case worker, her family, and even her son before she finally made the decision to leave. It was a decision she wishes she had made sooner. She still feels intense grief as she thinks about the circumstances. She really did love and depend on the man that eventually drove her away. At first, he was a great father to Skyler. He was a man loved by almost everyone he met. But things were not good at home, and the danger had escalated to a level that was past anyone’s control.

Creating her safety plan with Resilience was not easy. In concept, yes, she was to leave after Skyler got out of school, before Paul got home from work. Explaining to Skyler that he would have to leave his dog, his friends, his toys, and even his XBox was only half the battle. In fact, it was the fear that they would not be able to sustain their life without Paul. She almost turned back. However, she stuck to the plan, following instructions that led her here – a safe place with beds and warm blankets. Skyler had easy access to toys, games, and even resources to aid in his schoolwork. For now, this was home and hopefully they would move into a space they could call their own. She thought of all this as she watched her son sleep, and she was grateful.

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