WIN's Response to COVID-19
Women In Need (WIN) is committed to the safety and well-being of those we serve, our Staff, Volunteers and the
Community at large.
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, through Friday, April 10, 2020, all direct client and prevention education
services that are normally offered Face-to-Face will be offered via Phone and Virtual Access. Please know, our SHELTER will continue to remain open to serve those most vulnerable in our communities.
WIN is committed to continue on and to monitor the situation and adjust to the changing circumstances as needed. Here, are the most current updates:
HELP CONTINUES TO BE AVAILABLE:
As always, WIN’s Hotline is available 24/7. WIN’s Bilingual & English Speaking Advocates will continue to work with victims to prepare and provide effective safety plans, services, and resources. Emergency Shelter Services will continue with the utmost care and concern for the safety of victims, their children and the WIN staff.
SERVICES ARE VIRTUAL:
Effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, through Friday, April 10, 2020, all direct client and prevention education services that are normally offered Face-to-Face will be offered via Phone and Virtual Access. Group counseling meetings will be offered virtually, as face-to-face has been temporarily suspended. Updates to current clients will be ongoing.
To limit exposure all Volunteer activities are currently postponed until further notice. Volunteers play a vital role in our delivery of services by bringing donations, preparing food for shelter residents, and by supporting the work across all WIN Programs. In lieu of Volunteering, please consider making a monetary donation as this will help us purchase much-needed cleaning supplies, toilet paper and or hand sanitizer as it becomes available. To donate, please contact Executive Director Connie Pettitt or Shelter Director Crystal Johnson.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION & AWARENESS EVENTS:
WIN’s Education Specialists have been working diligently and are ready to provide our evidence-based Prevention Education Programming online for our Rockwall & Hunt County ISD Students. WIN’s Outreach Coordinator will continue to prepare for WIN’s 5k Awareness Event called “Glow Run for the WIN” scheduled for May 9th. Stay in touch with our Education & Outreach Team for your Community Education and Awareness updates by checking WIN’s Facebook, Instagram and or WIN’s Website at www.WINTexas.org.
WIN’s Resale Stores are a vital resource to support the WIN Shelter Services and our stabilization and safety processes of the families we serve. This week our stores were effected as so many others. WIN is committed and continues to keep the stores open but now for limited hours (12 pm-5pm/Closed Sunday). As WIN’s critical revenue steam experiences the outcome of this pandemic; we ask for your continued shopping and donation support.
Beyond financial donations, like many of you, we have a shortage of necessary items, such as: hand sanitizer, face masks, latex gloves, antibacterial hand soap and all paper products such as toilet paper. Additional support could come in the form of gas cards, vouchers for motels/hotels as an alternative when our shelter is full.
Please know, it is due to the increased amount of food and supply expenses that WIN is in need of these items. WIN is available to receive your financial donations during this time too as this will help offset the restore sales decline. If these products or monetary donations are available, we would greatly appreciate your support.
To give directly, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can also mail us at P.O. Box 349 Greenville Texas 75403 or 904 N Goliad Rockwall Texas 75087. Online donations are accepted at www.WINTexas.org
WIN will continue to keep the Community informed of any changing circumstances at the Shelter. WIN will stay committed to our Mission of helping families and individuals build violence-free lives. Please know, when survivors and their children are forced to stay in an abusive home or in proximity to their abuser, it can create circumstances where their safety is compromised.
For any victims and survivors who need support, we are here for you, 24/7 – we are committed to seeing you through the process of getting and staying safe. Please call our Hotline at 903.454-HELP or reach out to us by going to www.WINTexas.org
Thank you in advance for your ongoing support and patience as we continue to serve you and the Community.