Preventing Violence Against Women & Children
Join us and take a stand for NO MORE violence.
After numerous interviews and community conversations in 2016, it was clear we needed to invest significant energy and resources into the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. With this 3-phase commitment to Preventing Violence Against Women & Children, the Women’s Fund feels it is the right time to step up our efforts and focus on this one community issue, allowing our organization to become more visible, increase collaboration, and to help make a greater, more specific impact.
On average, over 90% of our community’s survivor service providers’ financial budgets are focused on direct services & response after violence has occurred. We can help these survivor service providers fill gaps related to awareness and education on these issues – taking bigger steps toward early intervention and prevention.
*Average based on 2017 numbers shared by ASTOP, Solutions Center, and Agnesian Domestic Violence Services.
Long Term – IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS
We plan to see a universal decrease in domestic violence and sexual assault incidents, including those reported to the police department, and domestic violence and sexual assault agencies/hotlines in Fond du Lac County.
Short Term – IN THE NEXT 3 YEARS
We expect to see an increase in reporting during years 1-3. It’s a necessary step and result from increased awareness, understanding and support – and will be a successful short term indicator for progress in the right direction.