We are a non-profit collaborative endeavor that provides women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities fostering healing and self-sufficiency.
Did You Know…
Intimate partner violence – also called domestic violence, battering or spouse abuse – is violence committed by a spouse, ex-spouse or current or former boyfriend or girlfriend. It can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and is often a repeated offense.
- Domestic violence is a serious problem that has lasting harmful effects on individuals, families and communities.
- Domestic violence results in physical injury, psychological trauma and sometimes death.
- Abused women experience more physical health problems and have higher occurrence of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts than do women who are not abused.
- The increased annual health care costs for victims of domestic violence can persist as much as 15 years after the cessation of abuse.
- Women who experience severe aggression by men are more likely to have been unemployed in the past, have health problems and be receiving public assistance.
WIN offers a supportive environment for women in transition, providing advocacy, emotional support, mentoring, coaching and teaching that allows them to regain economic stability in today’s workforce. Simply providing survivors of domestic abuse with job readiness training, a limited income and educational opportunities is not enough. Recovery from abuse requires a holistic approach. WIN focuses on the physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of life so that true healing can take place. The women of WIN learn a variety of skills including food handling and packaging, problem solving, basic work-place etiquette, and interview/job search.