Our priorities are to keep our doors open to provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking while minimizing the risk of community spread of the COVID-19 virus. We are monitoring the current situation, but know we are still answering calls to our 24/7 Helpline number, our emergency shelter remains open, and we continue to provide telephonic services, and legal advocacy work to families in need. Our tele-mental health services are ready to respond to survivors needs.
As many of us continue to adjust and pivot to the guidelines set forth by our state and federal governments due to the global outbreak of Coronavirus, WTLC brings you FREE online programming, classes, and workshops to support your emotional, mental, and relational health. Below is a calendar of our virtual programming and available classes can be downloaded here.
LEARNING FROM A DISTANCE LIVE STREAM TOPICS
Empowered Parenting – Sharing Experiences About Parenthood In an Online Space
A Window Between Worlds – Art Transforming Trauma
Legal Resources During COVID-19
PTSD Group: Processing PTSD in a Safe Environment
Come As You Are: Addiction Education Harm-Reduction Group
Personal Empowerment Group
Life Skills Training to Help you Reach Your Goals
During COVID-19, domestic violence has been on the rise. Since March, WTLC has experienced a 135% increase in calls to our 24/7 Helpline, with the majority of callers seeking shelter or housing assistance. Other requests have included legal advocacy, counseling, and financial support. See how WTLC has responded to survivors’ increased needs in this short video.
Amidst the global outbreak of Coronavirus, many are staying at home and cabin fever is starting to set in. To support those forced to join the office exodus, notable brings you free online programming to support your emotional, mental, and relational health. Join us for our daily live streams, 3 part series, and educational classes to equip you with knowledge to create healthier lives, relationships, and communities. A calendar of our live streams and available classes can be downloaded here.
Dear Community Participants,
We are committed to keeping our doors open to provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking while minimizing the risk of community spread of the COVID-19 virus. To honor social distancing guidelines, our supportive services are still available online. Here are some resources that have been transitioned online.
Past Week’s Topics and Live Streams
Empowered Parenting – Learn new skills and tools to use to better communicate with your child! Join us for a welcoming and fun class where we talk about how to empower ourselves as parents and support our kids. Download the Empowered Parenting Flyer.
Telemental Health Services – Safe and confidential counseling services through video conferencing and chatting for survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. Call our Helpline at 1-877-533-5522 or email [email protected] to schedule a phone or video chat with a Counselor today.
Legal Services – Receive safe and confidential information and resources on Family Law and Immigration services – Restraining orders, custody, child support, visitation, court accompaniment, immigration relief services, information and referrals. Call our Helpline at 1-877-533-5522 or email [email protected] to make an appointment with a Legal Advocate.
Dear Friends of WTLC,
I hope everyone is well and staying healthy.
As our local and national environment constantly changes in relation to COVID-19, at WTLC we have been bringing the very best thinking and planning to our organizational response and plan of action. Our two fundamental priorities have been identified:
WTLC is an essential business/activity and our programs and services remain operational. WTLC has adopted an appropriate response plan that allows us to keep our doors open to provide critical services to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking while minimizing the risk of community spread of the COVID-19 virus.
We are still answering calls to our 24/7 Helpline number, our emergency shelter remains open to those fleeing from abusive situations, and we continue to provide therapeutic counseling and legal advocacy work.
I am truly impressed by my team’s strong sense of compassion and commitment to serve our community’s survivors during this difficult time.
Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
Are you experiencing increased isolation and danger due to social distancing? Create a safety plan that will help during this stressful time. WTLC can help survivors walk through a potential safety plan at 1-877-533-5522. When making your safety plan, especially in light of the new uncertainty for most of our daily lives, here are 10 safety planning tips: