Our survivors have resilience and remind us that social distancing does not mean social isolation. They — immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and child abuse — are among the most vulnerable in crises like the one we are facing right now. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, social distancing guidelines and other safety measures such as shutting down schools and businesses are being enforced. This means that our survivors and their children are trapped at home and face additional violence and challenges. Financial difficulties compounded with social isolation exacerbates existing abusive relationships.
In response to these emerging needs, we are launching the “Give Help for Hope” campaign to provide crucial services to our survivors and their families.
This fund will:
- Continue to keep our bilingual 24-hr hotline and other services including our emergency shelters operating 24/7
- Provide cash assistance for survivors and their families to cover their rent and utilities
- Support our survivors and their families in providing essential items including food and cleaning supplies
KAFSC continues to be a safe haven for our survivors by keeping our doors open during this unprecedented time. Now, more than ever, we need your support. KAFSC urgently asks our supporters to join us in providing essential support to survivors and their children by making a donation here: https://KAFSCGIVE.givesmart.com.