Buying, Selling, & Leasing Can Support The Center for Women in Transition
Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence (Resilience) advocates for ending domestic and sexual violence and offers supportive services for victims in Ottowa and Allegan counties, Michigan. As a member of Investing In Communities®, Resilience can receive funding from the real estate transactions of its supporters, at no cost to the supporter or to Resilience. Already, they have recieved $2,865, and the more supporters that use this free platform before engaging a real estate agent, the more resources Resilience has to advocate for the end of domestic and sexual violence.
Resilience was formerly known as The Center for Women in Transition, but their mission has remained the same since 1977: ending domestic and sexual violence. Their new brand was introduced to better reflect the diverse clientele they serve and the growing list of programs and services they offer. Though women make up the majority of their clients, they also serve men. Resilience supports their clients with programs and services such as: Case Management and Legal Advocacy, Therapy and Counseling, Children’s Services, Safe Housing, the Wardrobe for Work Program, and education and awareness programs for men and youth.
Case Management and Legal Advocacy
Resilience offers sexual assault examinations from registered nurses. Additionally, their clients have access to:
- Support Groups;
- Legal Advocacy; and
- One-on-one Case Management.
Therapy and Counseling
For both adult and teen survivors of sexual and domestic violence, Resilience provides therapy and counseling services from Master’s level counselors. Both individual and group therapy is offered with the goals of:
- Reducing trauma symptoms;
- Fostering good coping behaviors; and
- Promoting a sense of safety.
Trauma can severely inhibit a child’s development. Resilience understands how important it is to start processing trauma and developing healing strategies at a young age. Therapy is available to children, as well as free childcare for parents attending support groups or taking advantage of other Resilience services.
Resilience does not want a lack of affordable housing options to prevent a victim from leaving their violent environment. For clients facing homelessness, who have nowhere to go, or are afraid of being stalked, Resilience offers safe and confidential housing options.
Wardrobe for Work Program
A huge step towards healing for many of Resiliance’s clients is finding gainful employment. The Wardrobe for Work Program supplies women in transition with the clothes needed for their job or to make a good impression in an interview.
Outreach to Men and Youth
One out of every six men have been victims of sexual violence. Though that rate is even higher among women, part of the Resistance mission is to be there for men and youth by providing:
- Education – Know the statistics and how to effectively intervene in a violent situation;
- Role Models – Allies who can stand alongside young men and lead by example in order to promote healthy behavior and break the cycle of violence that so easily perpetuates from one generation to the next;
- Prevention Programs – Engaging teachers, coaches, and students at K-12 schools in order to combat domestic and sexual violence as early as possible; and
- Consultation for Colleges – How to establish healthy prevention programs on college campuses and to educate college communities appropriately.
Your Purchase, Sale, or Lease Helps Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Now, anyone who cares about ending domestic and sexual violence can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Resiliance: Advocates for Ending Violence. Generate funding for the cause by using this free platform to choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for your residential or commercial real estate needs. Or use IIC to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. For example, the purchase or sale of $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding, which has a direct impact on our mission. Ready to start?
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