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Welcome a Family to Their New Home!

Please consider sponsoring a family rebuilding after domestic violence as they transition into their new apartment by collecting items for a Welcome Kit.

One of the largest hurdles to leaving an abusive situation is a lack of safe and affordable housing. The Women Against Abuse Safe at Home program and Sojourner House provides a critical stepping stone toward safety and self-sufficiency for families leaving emergency shelter. Sojourner House and the Safe at Home program equip survivors of domestic violence to achieve the long-term goal of permanent and safe housing so that they will not have to return to an abusive home.

Please consider sponsoring one of our families as they transition into their new apartment by collecting items for a Welcome Kit. We welcome donations of complete kits or of any items on the list. Each kit should include the following NEW items:     
(Gently used items cannot be accepted.) 

Kitchen

  • Dish set of four
  • Cup set of four
  • Pot and pan set (7 piece set)
  • Flatware (set of 4)
  • Dish towels
  • Dish rags
  • Garbage can
  • Toaster
  • Can opener

Bed

  • Queen sheet set
  • Twin sheet set (2)

Bath

  • Hand towels (2)
  • Bath towels (2)
  • Wash cloths (2)
  • Shower curtain and rings

Other

  • Small Tupperware/tote
  • Large Tupperware/tote
  • Clothes hamper/laundry bag
  • Plastic hangers (set of 20)
  • Broom and dustbin
  • Mop and mop bucket
  • Toilet brush
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Sarah’s Story

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Sarah joined Women Against Abuse in September 2010 through a partnership program with the German peace and volunteer organization ARSP.

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