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Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors

Becky’s Place. Indiana shelter for homeless women and children Becky’s Place is holding an online fundraiser auction through April 20.

Bethany House, which provides emergency shelter and permanent housing assistance to struggling women with children in Cincinnati, Ohio, is seeking monetary donations as well as donations of food and cleaning products. runs a shelter for homeless families and two shelters for domestic violence victims in Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, area. “Survivors of domestic violence often flee abuse with nothing more than the clothes on their backs,” notes “Most shelters provide survivors everything they need to start over from bedding and towels to toothbrushes and shampoo.” To find out what toiletries and other items that shelters in your community are seeking, check out the group’s shelter wishlist database here.

Dove House of Jefferson County, Washington, provides gas cards, gift cards, legal advocacy, and other services, as well as a temporary emergency shelter for domestic violence victims and “a transitional housing program for women and families transitioning into independence.” Click here for information about how it’s had to ramp up services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and ways to give.

Free From. The organization Free From is collecting funds to support the $250 emergency grants it provides to survivors of domestic violence.

Harbor House. Central Florida’s Harbor House domestic violence shelters are seeking donations.

HEARTH, which provides shelter for homeless women and their children in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, has a matching donations campaign going on.

Newhouse Domestic Violence Shelter of Kansas City. With its 88 beds all full, Newshouse Domestic Violence Shelter is soliciting emergency funds to pay for hotel rooms for those they can’t accommodate at the shelter right now. “I think it’s also really important that we are able to provide an alternative for people who weren’t able to make it into a shelter prior to the crisis,” said lead advocate for the shelter Kaitlin Dempsey. Newhouse serves survivors regardless of their sex or gender. Donate here.

Safe Alliance. Charlotte-based Safe Alliance, which runs a domestic violence victims’ shelter and support groups for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, reports a 40 percent increase in calls during the month of March. This month through May 9, it’s hosting a virtual walkathon to raise funds.

Sakhi for South Asian Womenkitty party on the cloud“: a “sacred party of aunties, gathering urgent fundraising for South Asian survivors of domestic violence during the pandemic.” $5-$15 suggested donation. Saturday, April 25, 5 p.m. EST

The San Francisco Asian Women’s Shelter exists “to address the needs of women, children and transgender survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking, especially those who are immigrants and refugees.” Right now, “we are working hard to keep our emergency refuge a place that is safe from intimate violence and COVID-19,” the group says. “It is hard to keep our facility stocked with basic supplies. Our current most pressing need is cleaning supplies. If you have any you can share as a donation, please click here to make an in-kind donation. Cash donations will directly help our clients and staff during this time as well.”