One in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before the age of 18.
Mental health, described by Crisis Response Network, is an “equal opportunity destroyer” impacting 18.5 percent of the population in a given year with suicide rates increasing by nearly 25 percent in the last two decades.
The East Valley is fortunate to have two organizations committed to supporting individuals and families in crisis.
Winged Hope is a local nonprofit whose primary programs focus on preventing and healing family violence. Crisis Response Network, Inc. is dedicated to helping individuals by inspiring hope powering transformation from hope to health through a continuum of crisis services.
Both organizations not only help the victims, they also provide assistance and therapy to impacted family members.
Combined, these nonprofits were the recipients of donations totaling $11,300 from 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun.
Donations from 100+ Women Who Care will help Winged Hope expand their advocacy centers which provide a comforting space to help minimize distractions as victims disclose their tragedies.
Crisis Response Network plans to utilize its donation to retrofit an emergency response vehicle to provide private areas for one-on-one counseling services, a phone area to contact family members and a hub for other community services to utilize during crisis events.
100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun is a group of like-minded women who leverage their resources so their quarterly gifts of $100 per member add up to a significant donation to a local charity. Since the chapter’s inception in 2015, 100+ Women Who Care Valley of the Sun has donated over $400,000 to nonprofits.
The next giving circle in the East Valley is on Aug. 29 at JC’s Steakhouse, 25 E. Ray Road, Gilbert. To learn more or register as a guest: 100wwcvalleyofthesun.org.