It’s a sobering thought, but domestic violence happens all over the United States–even in wonderful communities. That’s why it’s important for everyone to support victims and help them rise out of dangerous situations. Brownsburg is incredibly lucky to have an organization like Sheltering Wings just a few miles away.
Sheltering Wings Center for Women is a domestic violence shelter located in Danville. The 68-bed shelter facility serves Hendricks County and surrounding areas, providing safe emergency housing and additional services for women and children who are victims of any form of domestic abuse.
The upcoming Fairway to Haven event at West Chase Golf Club in Brownsburg is a new fundraiser for Sheltering Wings. Golf and dinner are provided for $100 per person, while dinner only is $50 per person. The golf outing will take place on September 3, 2015. Registration begins at 10:30 with a shotgun start time of 12:00 p.m. Register here.
What Does Sheltering Wings Do?
Sheltering Wings is a Christ-centered non-profit that focuses on four program areas: emergency services, life skills, children’s services, and community outreach. The organization provides immediate access to safety and shelter as well as 24-hour crisis call staffing and assessments for domestic violence victims. Life skills staff and volunteers help residents create goal-oriented plans that help them attain independence and stability to lessen the potential of them returning to an abusive situation. Children’s services include intervention services, support groups, and age-appropriate classes that help them process and heal. Public education is essential for preventing future domestic violence, so the community outreach education program works to build awareness and share knowledge throughout the community with classes and workshops.
How Can I Help?
It costs over $1.2 million dollars each year to operate the shelter facility. As a non-profit, Sheltering Wings depends on support from individuals, churches, businesses, and other community organization. If you’re unable to attend the upcoming golf outing, there are a number of other ways to show support and get involved. You may choose to contribute financially, volunteer, or simply help spread awareness of the organization.
Your contributions are greatly appreciated and can make a significant impact in your local community with a small investment. For example, $27 is all it takes to feed all of the shelter’s current residents for one day, while $100 can provide five hours of Teen Dating Violence training in local school. To learn more about donating, click here.
If you or someone you know needs refuge from a violent situation, you can call the shelter’s emergency hotline any time–day or night–at 317-745-1496.