Introduction

Welcome to the LifeWire 2018 Impact Report

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Thank for you for making a difference! Your generous support in 2017 helped ensure that domestic violence survivors, children and families received life-saving services, shelter, safety and support and that our community makes strides towards ending domestic violence.

2017 was full of exciting changes. In February we welcomed Rachel Krinsky as our new Executive Director. Rachel brought more than 20 years of non-profit leadership experience and a passion for gender, race and social justice. Under her leadership, LifeWire’s board and staff developed a 2018-2020 Strategic Plan to ensure that we provide survivors and their families with the resources they need to thrive, that we work strategically to prevent future violence and that LifeWire’s services remain sustainable into the future.

Thanks to your support, we’ve already been able to meet some of our strategic goals. More survivors now have access to mental health and legal advocacy services, allowing them to work through the traumas of domestic violence and build safer lives. We have also partnered with local schools and colleges to educate young people about how to build healthy relationships and support them in others. Read more about how one student made a change in her life after participating in a healthy relationship workshop.

Read on to see 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.