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Connecting and Strengthening Our Community

Connecting And Strengthening Our Community

Our Goal: $1.5m

Currently: $1,271,199.50


We need more space! Our organization has been growing but our space has not! In our new building, we will be more visible for survivors to access services, have the capacity to host community events and trainings, and accommodate our staff and volunteers. These funds will also provide additional space for emergency shelter and improve long-term shelter space.


Every donation matters. We have a goal to reach so that we can complete necessary renovations at the new building and update our current shelter space. There are different levels of giving, so whether you want to be a Healing level donor or a Respect level donor, we want to thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. Your donation helps us connect and strengthen our community.


Recognition of Donors

Donors at Connection, Healing, Empowerment, and Inspiration levels will receive permanent recognition at our new location.

Inspiration: $50,000+

Leading the Way to a Violence-Free Community

Ariel Foundation • Knox County Foundation • Park National Bank Foundation • Richard & Joan B. Stallard • The Ramser Family

Empowerment: $25,000+

Strengthening Individual Growth and Vulnerability

Schnormeier Family Fund • Marsha Rinehart • Gordy & Fran Yance • United Way of Knox County • Colleen & Greg Garland  • The Cecily & David Murphy Majerus Foundation

Healing: $20,000+

Supporting the Journey of Complex Trauma

Ian & Charlotte Watson • The Mary Kay Foundation • Richard & Arlene Landers Foundation • Kathryn L Edwards

Connection: $10,000+

Building Trusting Relationships to Broaden Opportunities

 Ann Stallard (In honor of Joan Stallard) • The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc.• Elizabeth Ring Mather & William Gwinn Mather Fund • Hot Yoga Escape Foundation • The Peters Creek Fund

Safety: $5,000+

Providing Safe Spaces for Open Conversation

Linda Ellis • Kidwell & Cunningham, LTD & Owl Creek Title • Benjamin & Kathleen Locke • Joe & Krys Mortellaro • Jen & Marc Odenweller • Steve Oster • Lori & William Perkins • Amy Smart • Faith Lutheran Church •  

Respect: $1,000+

Meeting Individuals Where They Are in Their Experience

Thomas & Winnis Wilks • Rebekah Mullins & Family • Charlene Bland & Lori McKee • M. Barry, Douglas A. Barry, & Barbara A. Barry Fund • Bonhomie Acres Maple Syrup (Brown Family) • Charles & Kelly Brenneman • Brenneman Lumber • Katherine & Daniel Brown (In memory of Lynn Agapi-Gilligan) • Jay & Sonia Corrigan • Cindy Cunningham • Rachelle Dallas • Sean Decatur & Renee Romano • Susan & Katie Delozier of Pak Mail • Douglas & Susan Givens • Ruth Griffing • Robert & Arlene Griffith • Larry Hall • Carolin Hahnemann • Steve & Leanne Hill • Carl & Sharon Holmes • John Hinderer Honda • Ada & Charles Jacobs Family • Jacqueline Pack • Susan Ramser • Larry & Sarah Reed • Replex Plastics – Mark A. Schuetz • Robert & Patricia Ronk • Hannah Rose Sacks • Greg & Linda Sands • Jan Thomas & Gary Doernhoefer • VFW of Ohio Charities Post 427 • Gay Street United Methodist Church • Dr. Barry & Brenda George • Jerry, Lindsey, Brantley, Linnea & Stetson Lamp • Joseph & Sally Nelson • St. Luke Knights of Columbus • The Teen Advisory Council of Knox County • John & Rachel Yoder • In Memory of Suzanne Spence • Jeremy Abrams • Dumbaugh Insurance • Jay Wilson • Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 140 • Susan Murray • JB's Flappers LLC • Mennonite Mutual (matching funds from Dumbaugh Insurance) 140 • Lisa Rickard• Bruce & Kathleen White • Dumbaugh Insurance • Mother/Son Dance of Knox Co • Karen Greever • Duane and Sheryl Mickley • Dean and Marsha Rinehart Family Fund • Howard Sacks • Soroptimist Club #105410 of Mount Vernon • Michael & Patricia Pettis • Oak Creek Bible Church • Richard & Joyce Miller • Katie Jackson • Alpha Delta Phi (Kenyon College) 

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