Domestic Violence Program Allows Sandra to Move Forward After Abuse
Waypoint’s Domestic Violence Victim Services Program provides hope to individuals who are impacted by domestic violence. So many factors make it difficult for survivors to move forward from an abusive relationship, but Waypoint’s Victim Advocates are available to provide advocacy, resources, and support to allow each individual to learn and grow in ways that best fit their unique situation and needs. Support from community members like you are critical to ensure that our Advocates can be there for individuals like Sandra:
After unexpectedly losing her husband, Sandra was forced to move in with another family she knew in the community. After only a few days, the family started abusing her and her young daughter, physically, emotionally, and financially. Because Sandra and her daughter spoke limited English, they struggled to find help. Fortunately, another community member connected them with Waypoint.
Waypoint partnered with Embarc, a refugee social service agency, to find temporary shelter for Sandra and her daughter while developing a plan to obtain permanent housing. Together, this partnership allowed for Sandra and her daughter to receive culturally sensitive crisis intervention services and housing advocacy to ensure their needs were being met. During this time, Sandra was hired for a job at a local company, secured health insurance, and obtained permanent housing for her and her daughter. Sandra continues to work with a Waypoint Advocate to set goals, get access to resources, and continue to move forward in her life.
2020 has been a rough year for everyone, including Waypoint. Despite the chaos that the beginning of the year brought, Waypoint is grateful for the dedicated staff, volunteers, and community members who made the following accomplishments possible in fiscal year 2020. Waypoint is hopeful that this momentum will continue throughout the remainder of 2020 so those in crisis can continue to receive they support they need to move forward.
The Survivors’ Program, previously administered by Horizons, has transitioned to Waypoint as of August 10, 2020.