South Suburban Household Shelter, a serving to group based 40 years in the past to work with ladies and households impacted by home violence, is rebranding itself with a brand new title – Anew: Constructing Past Violence and Abuse.
In saying the change, Jeffrey Smith, president of the board, stated the change higher displays the group’s efforts to “promote folks and communities starting anew, with a deeper perspective of home violence and a rejuvenated give attention to instructing peace and compassion.”
When the group was based, the hope was to create a everlasting on-site shelter for these experiencing home violence, however a number of components prevented that objective. As an alternative, the company targeted extra on offering orders of safety, a hotline and counseling for short-term emergency shelter, and spreading training and consciousness of home violence.
Because the group have advanced over 4 a long time, the board of administrators determined in 2019 to provoke a rebranding course of.
“We held focus teams with our constituents, purchasers, and the neighborhood at giant, in addition to administering a number of surveys to garner suggestions. The suggestions we acquired was in step with what we had been additionally feeling: our title didn’t relay the companies we offer and to who,” Smith stated. “The change to Anew: Constructing Past Violence and Abuse displays the evolution of companies that we offer.
“The brand new title encapsulates all we do to assist these impacted by home violence, and extra precisely describes the work we do to coach the neighborhood and cease home violence in its tracks.”
The workers stays dedicated to the mission to supply complete, coordinated companies to people and households during which home violence exists, with out imposing anyone answer. Anew’s array of companies features a 24-hour bilingual hotline, emergency shelter, counseling, courtroom and medical advocacy, in addition to transitional and speedy re-housing.
“To meet our imaginative and prescient of a world freed from home violence, we proceed to supply training on wholesome relationships with youngsters and households alike all through our communities,” Smith stated.
For extra details about Anew’s companies go to www.anewdv.org.