Why We Walk? Hear from Willow’s President & CEO:
So much has changed in our lives over the last six months. Our country is in the midst of multiple pandemics—we are facing down coronavirus, unprecedented spikes in domestic violence, institutional and structural racism, mental health and trauma at high levels. These are all public health emergencies.
Since March, calls to our 24/7 hotline have increased by 50%.The danger level of the calls has increased, tensions are high, and situations of abuse are escalating. Now more than ever, as we approach October’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month, support for survivors is critical.
To ensure everyone’s safety during the pandemic, we invite you to join the MOVEment to end domestic violence – virtually. Together in spirit, we ask you to #WalkWithWillow to move and fundraise:
7,000 MILES for the calls to Willow’s 24/7 Crisis Hotline each year
50,000 DOLLARS for the 9-1-1 calls for domestic disputes in Monroe County each year
Below you will read just a few of the thousands of reasons Willow is proud to walk with survivors every day. With this amazing community walking beside us, we will stop domestic violence in its tracks.
Meaghan de Chateauvieux
President & CEO