Annual Domestic Violence Awareness Fundraiser by YWCA Mohawk Valley
YWCA Mohawk Valley (YWCA MV) and the Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center (LR HRHC) will share a collective donation of $8,242 raised by the Oneida Indian Nation through the October Purple Ribbon Campaign for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
All proceeds will benefit both agencies’ domestic violence programs. YWCA MV provides crisis services and prevention in Oneida County, LR HRHC serves Madison County.
“We are grateful to have had the Oneida Indian Nation support our Purple Ribbon Campaign for many years,” says YWCA MV CEO Dianne Stancato. “The programs we offer are crucial and life-saving, and we are proud to work alongside Liberty Resources in providing these services to our communities.”
“Liberty Resources is honored to partner with YWCA MV to raise awareness and funds for domestic violence survivors through the Purple Ribbon Campaign,” stated Theresa Davis, Division Director for Liberty Resources. “In addition, we cannot thank the Oneida Indian Nation enough for their generosity and support of the program.”
YWCA MV holds their Purple Ribbon Campaign fundraiser annually as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This year, the campaign was minimized with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper purple ribbons were sold in select SavOn and Maple Leaf Market locations across Oneida and Madison counties.
YWCA MV offers free and confidential domestic and sexual violence crisis services 24-hours. Visit ywcamv.org/Chat to directly reach an advocate through a private, encrypted chat server. For domestic and sexual violence crisis services in Oneida County, call or text 315.797.7740. For sexual violence and child abuse services in Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120. For more information about YWCA MV, visit ywcamv.org or call 315.732.2159.
About YWCA Mohawk Valley
YWCA Mohawk Valley is a nonsectarian organization engaged in the mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. In 2019, YWCA MV provided more than 22,000 instances of service to individuals in Herkimer and Oneida Counties via such programs as domestic and sexual violence crisis services, violence prevention education, residential services for homeless women and children, and emergency shelters and transitional housing for individuals escaping violence. YWCA MV offers free and confidential help 24/7. In Oneida County, call or text 315.797.7740 for domestic and sexual violence crisis services. In Herkimer County, call 315.866.4120 for child advocacy and sexual violence crisis services. Visit ywcamv.org/Chat anytime to directly reach an advocate through a private chat server. More information about YWCA MV can be found by visiting ywcamv.org or by contacting Allison Flanagan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315.732.2159 ext. 245.
YWCA MV receives funding support from the United Way of the Mohawk Valley, Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc., and The Women’s Fund of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Inc.
About Liberty Resources Help Restore Hope Center
HRHC offers services to all people affected by rape, domestic violence, and related acts of violence regardless of sex, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected category in Madison and Chenango Counties. HRHC will promote the idea that all should be treated fairly and without prejudice. HRHC will advocate for community education regarding rape, intimate partner violence, and related acts. It will advocate for community support for victims and victim services. In addition, it will advocate for sensitivity toward all people’s needs, including victims and perpetrators of violence. For information or assistance call the 27/7 toll free hotline at 1-855-966-9723.