From 01 July 2018 through 30 June 2019, Women’s Support Services:
Provided support services to 749 clients, 486 of whom were new clients
The composition of our new clients includes:
- 450 adults and 36 children
- 363 female, 121 male clients, 2 transgender clients
Responded to 941 hotline crisis requests
Provided emergency shelter to 35 people for a total of 406 nights of shelter. This included 22 women, 1 man, and 12 children
Provided criminal court advocacy and support to 472 victims of family violence
Conducted 230 prevention workshops to children and teens in local schools, daycare programs, and camps
5TH GRADE STUDENT EVALUATION
- Modified Shifting Boundaries Curriculum -
What are some things that you learned?
What boundaries are and how far away I want people (setting my own boundaries).
I also learned about how different genders have different boundaries based on the other gender.
Different people have different boundaries.
What to do in certain situations - different ways to intervene - while still being safe.
What are two things that surprised you?
I was surprised by the fact that there are so many things you can do to stand up for someone.
The boys stood farther apart, even though they’ve known each other as long as the girls have [i.e. the girls stood closer together on average].
That some people have the same thoughts about this as me.
Our teacher’s story from 6th grade. [She was made fun of and wished someone had intervened for her, even though it looked like she thought what was happening was funny/fine.]
What is one thing you wish we had done differently, or that you would change for next time?
Nothing, it was fun!
More activities and less sitting and listening.