STEPS to end domestic violence
Pennywise Urgent Response Fund
When the COVID-19 crisis hit we understood that “Stay Home Stay Safe” orders create a dangerous contradiction for far too many whose homes are anything but safe. So, we reached out to our friends at Steps to see how we could help. Here is what they said:
"Steps is acutely aware of how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting survivors in a variety of ways. Beyond the heightened need for emotional support services, isolate-in-place safety planning and crisis intervention, the financial impact of this global crisis has a unique impact on survivors who may consider remaining in or returning to an abusive relationship due to the financial strains they are facing. Additional support for our economic justice programming will ensure that we can bridge that gap for households already in our programs, even if they face a short-term setback, and provide Steps with the ability to continue meeting the needs of other survivors who are seeking similar support."
Pennywise has pledged resources for this lifesaving programming through our Urgent Response Fund. But we need your help to continue to grow that fund so we can be there for our partners for the duration of this crisis. Please give now so that more people can, truly, be safe in their homes.