We Advocate for Domestic Violence Survivors
Last year, 100% of the survivors we served strengthened their skills and strategies to support the on-going safety of themselves and their children.
Our advocates partner with survivors on their individual journeys to gaining renewed strength and empowerment. We listen to survivors as they describe their needs and help them identify resources that will enable them to build safer lives. By tailoring our support to each survivor, we are able to truly respond to survivors’ unique barriers, challenges and goals.
meeting survivors’ needs
We offer a wide array of services that help survivors heal from domestic violence.
Our 24-Hour Helpline is staffed by advocates who provide options, resources and support to domestic violence survivors, their families and members of the broader community. Advocates and volunteers answered 10,300 calls last year on our 24-Hour Helpline, totaling more than 28 calls per day.
Our advocates deliver survivor-driven advocacy based on what individual survivors identify as important and needed, including safety planning, emotional support and resource referrals. Nearly 100% of the domestic violence survivors we served in 2016 developed a strategy to achieve their own personal goals.
Our adult, youth and children’s support groups provide survivors with safe spaces to share their experiences, process trauma and learn skills to help them heal.
We offer survivors legal advocacy, helping them obtain protection orders, file for divorce, develop parenting plans, and navigate immigration concerns and other legal matters. We partner with local attorneys to offer prop bono consultations. Last year, LifeWire provided 842 hours of legal advocacy to survivors and their families.
Mental Health Therapy
LifeWire offers one-on-one mental health therapy for survivors and their children, which can be key to increasing each survivor’s ability to heal from the emotional and often traumatizing effects of domestic violence.
Your support makes a profound difference in the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families. Together, we support survivors as they reach their full potential and thrive.