We invite you to become a supporter of Shelter’s Right Hand as we help break the cycle of violence by providing vital emergency and support services to victims of domestic violence.
Shelter's Right Hand, the auxiliary to the Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter (WCCS), is built on individuals, working hand in hand to make a difference in the lives of women, children, and men who seek a haven from the nightmare of domestic violence. Domestic violence funding continues to be at risk. That is why your support is needed more than ever.
Since 1978 the WCCS has served thousands of women and children by providing shelter on a short-term, 45-day basis for up to seven families at a time. Approximately two-thirds of the clients who enter are children, boys and girls from infants through age 17. An Outreach program was started in December, 2018 and as of this date, 21 victims have been helped. During the last fiscal year, July 2018 through June 2019, WCCS provided direct assistance to 2,299 hotline callers, and the emergency shelter gave safe haven to 159 clients.
Your membership dollars in Shelter's Right Hand help to provide emergency shelter, meals, emergency medical treatment, clothing, counseling, housing advocacy, assistance with immigration issues, parenting classes, schooling for the children, and a 24-hour crisis hotline. No one is turned away based on need.
Since 1982 Shelter's Right Hand has provided nearly $2,469,772 in critical funding to WCCS. This funding comes from our dedicated supporters, private donations, and the annual spring Stepping Out Against Domestic Violence 5K Walk. The Shelter's Right Hand also owns a volunteer-operated thrift shop and boutique in Whittier, where items and profits benefit the shelter. In the 2018-19 year, we supported WCCS with a gift of $155,000, made possible in part by your support. In addition to our funding for WCCS, we seek to educate and enlighten our supporters and community by presenting programs on issues relating to domestic violence.
Your support in Shelter's Right Hand entitles you to receive The Handprint Press, invitations to participate in the 5K Walk, and our annual volunteer appreciation brunch. But the greatest benefit is to know that you will help survivors of domestic violence who seek safety, healing, and hope at the Women's and Children's Crisis Shelter.We look forward to hearing from you.
You can always mail donations to:
P.O. Box 9304 Whittier, CA 90608
For more information or to become a supporter,
write to our P.O. Box
or call (562) 373-5541