While we continue provide safe shelter and support to women and children who come to stay in our emergency shelter at Nova Vita to escape violence in their homes, there are an even greater number of families living in our community who need more help now than ever before. The COVID-19 pandemic forces families to stay home together, worsens economic hardship, and upsets routines. It is challenging for us all, but can you imagine what it must be like for those experiencing abuse?
Your support could save a life. One of our greatest challenges is to find ways to support our outreach clients – those families that are enrolled in group counselling, transitional support, court support programs, etc. – who are living in their own home and who are experiencing the added stress and pressure of the coronavirus on their already fragile home life. While we cannot accept donations of used goods or prepared meals at this time, you can still make a difference. Here’s how:
• Donate Gift Cards to Grocery Stores – gift cards in the amount of $25, $50 or $100 can be distributed by our counsellors to their outreach clients to help ease the financial burden during these volatile times.
• Donate Online – monetary donations ensure the required equipment, necessities, and services are supplied to residents and clients who may be in need of additional support at this time. You can even specify how you would like the money to be used.
We are in this together. For more information on how you can help, please contact our Community Development Manager at email@example.com. Thank you for helping families in our community impacted by domestic violence and homelessness.