Promise Place - where domestic violence ends
Hello my name is Vanessa Mottley-Wilkins and I'm Executive Director for Promise Place. Promise Place provides safety and relief for women and children escaping abuse who would otherwise be homeless, seriously injured or killed. Last year we serve one hundred and thirty women and children in shelter. This year so far we are on track to serve even more. Promise Place exists to prevent domestic violence through awareness programs, educational training and providing safe environments for victims and their families. These services include emergency shelter, a 24 hour crisis hotline, legal advocacy, weekly support groups, relocation assistance, crisis counseling, safety planning, and a teen dating violence prevention program in all area middle and high schools. Promise Place is vital to protecting women and children in our community. As the only shelter program in our area, we rely heavily on funding to meet the growing need.