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Women Helping Encouraging Women

WHEW, Inc. is in dire need of a volunteer legal team for our clients. We work with Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault/Rape, and Child Victims.

The Pro Bono Legal Services Program will provide volunteer attorneys for low-income individuals in a variety of legal issues in, and around Lucas County. Some of the cases being handled will include paternity, divorces; domestic violence; juvenile court matters, and bankruptcy matters to name a few. Each client's need is different.

*On October 17th of 2020, we launched a new initiative called S.O.F.R.A which means Stand Oneness Facing Real Abusers. S.O.F.R.A was birth for two reasons:
1. Create safer neighborhoods to prevent/report crimes against DV, SA, and CA victims.
2. Hold the Criminal Justice System accountable for treating IPV crimes like all other
crimes and demand that it produces more positive than negative outcomes.
*WHEW, Inc. & S.O.F.R.A need a legal to help us be the voice of the silenced. We need your help to assist us in preventing our clients from being revictimized by the Criminal Justice System, as well as stopping their perpetrator from harming them any further.

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About Women Helping Encouraging Women

Location:

P.O Box 254, Toledo, OH 43697, US

Mission Statement

Women Helping Encouraging Women aka WHEW, Inc. is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Corporation serving the Greater Ohio community, and the Virgin Islands. We're committed to advocating for, and assisting Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Child Victim's.

Description

W.H.E.W, Inc. emerged from an African-Caribbean woman born on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands now residing in Toledo, OH. This woman and her mother both are Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims. Some of what helped them move from Victims to Survivors was loved ones, peers, and love for music, and dancing! The organization itself has been in existence since 2017, but the Founder of W.H.E.W, Inc. and her mother over the years have opened their hearts, and homes to other victims, and aspire to open a home one day for Victims, Survivors, and their child(ren).

Currently, W.H.E.W, Inc. organizes drives during Hurricane season to help out the islands, Turkey giveaways and have support groups online, and in person. They are assisted by their youth counterparts name T.I.K. Teens Inspiring Kids which was formed by the Founder's children to assist their peers. Her kids are frequently with her when out in the community volunteering, and giving back, from seeing their mother so active in helping others the kids one day approached their mother with the idea, and she happily assisted them in implementing T.I.K. They have assisted their Principal, and Toledo Police to safely return their peers that have run away by listening and collecting necessary information.

One of WHEW's biggest events that be inaugurated in June 2020 when the organization launches Glass City Caribbean Carnival. It will be a day of Fun and Liberation in the City of Toledo, and we will need all the help we can get.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Crisis Support

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

P.O Box 254ToledoToledo, OH 43697

(41.640,-83.540)
 

SKILLS

  • Legal (General)
  • Family Law
  • Advocacy
  • Child Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Mediation

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 1-year.

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