This week we are sharing three new videos where you can hear from our staff, the advocates and clinicians who work with those impacted by domestic violence, bringing them from crisis, to safety, healing and independence.

Our first video is from Jennifer Ezeigwe, High Risk Advocate at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center:

As Jennifer mentions in her video, we are seeing an unprecedented demand for legal services – a 24% increase since March 2020 – as well as a steady rise of survivors in high-risk, dangerous situations, and families struggling to make ends meet.

Our second video is from Nicole Cico, Clinician at the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center:

In September 2020, nearly 80% of the 1.1 million people who exited the labor force were women. Nicole describes in her video the extraordinary circumstances over the last year and a half for women and mothers who are impacted by domestic violence, including loss in income, relying on abusive partners for childcare, and increased isolation.

Our final staff video is from Eli Adler-Roth, Program Coordinator for the Children’s Safety Program at Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have provided services to nearly 200 children at no cost to their families.

In his video, Eli talks about our work with children impacted by domestic violence during a stressful time of remote schooling, social distancing and additional trauma – and how our staff is working with kids and their parents virtually to provide predictability and connection at a time when they need it the most.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know a few of our advocates and clinicians this week, and appreciate your continued support of our work!

Your donation can help us meet the increased need of survivors, and ensure access to safety planning, financial assistance, counseling, support groups and legal services, provided at no cost to them.