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Wishing you and your friends and family warm greetings for this Day of Thanksgiving. We are thankful for you.
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Dear Supporter,

While Domestic Violence Awareness Month has come to a close, it doesn't mean the violence stops. Victims and their children continue to suffer in silence and endure abuse from those that claim to love them.

Many still are not aware there is a way out – they haven’t yet heard of Empowerhouse.
 
Beyond the month of October, every day is a new day for survivors to know there IS hope and help available.

Supporter, thanks to many friends like you, survivors have the opportunity to begin a new life free from the horrors and trauma of violence experienced at home.
 
Since opening the new domestic violence shelter in late August 2016, 49 women and 60 children have already taken refuge there.

It means the world to our clients to know you have prepared this uplifting and supportive space specifically for them to begin putting their lives back together again.
 
Empowerhouse staff is encouraged by so many in the community who are proactively making an impact in the lives of local survivors and their children.

Rose, our Shelter Director, shares her thoughts: “It is inspiring to me that our community is taking domestic violence, specifically intimate partner violence, seriously.

I can measure that in the support that was provided across the community to make this new shelter happen. They recognize that domestic violence is a community problem not an individual problem.

The new space, created by our community, is a testament that the community sees domestic violence as the problem it is and recognize that children need to be safe, that there needs to be options that allow an escape from the horrific terror inflicted by intimate partner violence.”

Thank you for ensuring survivors and their children can turn to Empowerhouse to find safety and support.

If you or a loved one is experiencing domestic violence, call our 24/7 hotline number 540-373-9373 or visit www.empowerhouseva.org for information on how we can help.

The children's playroom adjacent to laundry facilities and Employment Center.
Fredericksburg Area Non-Profits Join the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

Join the #GivingTuesday movement that celebrates giving back on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this one day of charitable giving is set apart to celebrate a new tradition of generosity and encourage donations to organizations that strengthen the community.

Empowerhouse is grateful for your support to meet the needs of survivors and their children affected by domestic violence.

Your tax-deductible gift to Empowerhouse this #GivingTuesday will ensure survivors in our area have a pathway to help, healing, and recovery.

Your support of helping programs make the difference between a victim trapped and fearing for their life, or finding the support and resources needed to increase safety and navigate away from abuse.

Thank you for helping survivors regain control of their lives and find the strength to move forward to a better future for themselves and their children.
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events Recap
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and everyone who shared the green and chipped in for the Empowerhouse 8th Annual Golf Tournament. Your support raised over $35,500 to support survivors of domestic violence. Click here to view pictures from the tournament.
Empowerhouse Shined a Light on Domestic Violence at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre Mall. This outreach to the public at large was a great opportunity to bring the message of hope and survival to shoppers on a busy Saturday afternoon!
Thank you to our community for your tremendous support of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Over 300 men, women, and children answered the call to walk and stand up for all survivors of domestic violence.

A huge thanks to Lisa Fanucci-Dario for organizing this fantastic event! We'd also like to thank the Inn at the Olde Silk Mill, generous sponsors, volunteers, and all the walkers for participating. Your support raised $13,000 for Empowerhouse to continue providing assistance to survivors and their children! Check out the fun photos from Walk a Mile in Her Shoes!
Empowerhouse staff and volunteers distributed hundreds of information cards and purple ribbons to early morning commuters at the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, and Leeland Road VRE train stations.

Raising awareness in this way helps people learn about Empowerhouse and discreetly gives them our 24/7 Hotline number and list of services should they need it for themselves or a friend.  
Freddie Mac volunteers put together 3,000 packets with our services card and purple ribbons. These packets are handed out at events, schools, and at the commuter train stations to reach more survivors with information on how to find help and support.

Empowerhouse volunteers assemble these packets throughout the year to ensure there are enough to distribute throughout Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We are already ahead of the game for next year thanks to Freddie Mac!
Empowerhouse attended the Dahlgren Combined Federal Campaign kickoff event to raise awareness of the services offered to survivors of domestic violence.

If you're a federal employee, you can support survivors and their children by designating a workplace gift to Empowerhouse with the CFC number 70153.


 
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Empowerhouse Office: 150 Olde Greenwich Drive, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Office Phone: 540-373-9372 / 24-Hr Hotline: 540-373-9373
Visit our website:
www.empowerhouseva.org.

Our mailing address is:
Empowerhouse
PO Box 1007
Fredericksburg, VA 22402

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