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Mission Statement

WOMENCARE SHELTER IS A FEMINIST ORGANIZATION WORKING TO END VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN.WOMENCARE PROVIDES SAFE, EMERGENCY SHELTER, A 24 HR. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE, AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. WOMENCARE PROMOTES A COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE THROUGH OUTREACH AND EDUCATION, THROUGH IT'S PROGRAMS, WOMENCARE PROVIDES TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, AND EMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN. WOMENCARE STRIVES TO DEVELOP AND MODEL ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES AND POLICIES THAT EMPOWER WOMEN AND SUPPORT IT'S MISSION.

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WOMENCARE SHELTER OPENED IT'S DOORS ON MAY 22, 1979. SINCE THAT TIME WOMENCARE HAS PROVIDED SAFE SHELTER TO APX. 6,000 WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN. WE ARE ONE OF A NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS IN WHATCOM COUNTY PROVIDING A CONTINUUM OF CARE TO SURVIVORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. WOMENCARE PROVIDES A 24 HOUR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE; EMERGENCY SHELTER; FINANCIAL, LEGAL, MEDICAL AND HOUSING REFERRALS; INDIVIDUAL ON-TO-ONE ADVOCACY AND SUPPORT 24 HRS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK; LEGAL/COURTROOM ADVOCACY; SUPPORT GROUPS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE SHELTER; OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION ABOUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. WOMENCARE SHELTER IS A UNITED WAY ORGANIZATION; A MEMBER OF THE WASHINGTON STATE COALTION AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; AND COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY.

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http://www.womencareshelter.org

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