2019 Impact Report

LifeWire’s 2019 Impact Report

2019 LifeWire Impact Report Mom, son, and dog lying on bed

Everyone needs a safe and healthy home to sustain well-being and fully contribute to our community.

At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services including survivor advocacy, mental health therapy, legal advocacy, shelter, and housing. And we work with youth and young adults to develop healthy foundations early in life, preventing future violence.

Thanks to your help, we’re building a world where no one has to choose between staying in a violent home and becoming homeless, every young person learns what a healthy relationship looks like, and LifeWire’s services are here for every survivor who needs them.

Thanks to your support, in 2018:

  • 4,252 survivors of domestic violence connected with LifeWire’s services to reach greater safety, freedom, and healing.
  • 1,094 survivors worked one-on-one with a LifeWire advocate to heal from physical, financial, emotional, and other forms of abuse.
  • 274 survivors and their 472 children found safer homes through LifeWire’s homelessness and housing stabilization services.
  • 161 survivors received DV-informed Mental Health Therapy to heal from their experiences.
  • 260 survivors received support for domestic violence-related legal issues, including filing Protection Orders and custody challenges, from LifeWire’s Legal Advocacy services.
  • 2,539 high school and college students learned about dating violence and healthy relationships.

LifeWire has helped over 145,000 survivors of domestic violence, but we measure our impact by more than the numbers.

Success, to us, means:

  • Survivors feeling safe and independent after leaving an abusive partner.
  • Adults and young people building skills that contribute to positive, healthy, and balanced lives.
  • Families finding long-term stability after their lives have been uprooted by violence.
  • Schools promoting gender equity and challenging violent attitudes and behaviors.

Click on the links in the box at right to learn how your support has made a difference to survivors in our community. By working together, we can fulfill our mission to end domestic violence and create a world where every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression, and with the opportunity to thrive.