PIATT COUNTY, Sick. (WCIA) – Willow Tree Missions has been serving to victims of home violence in Piatt County for 14 years. Now, they’re increasing.
October is home violence consciousness month, however for people at Willow Tree Missions.
“Each month is home violence consciousness month for us, that’s why we exist,” Rachel LeJune, the Director of Operations, mentioned.
She mentioned the group was began as a result of they needed to deal with and assist home violence victims, particularly in Piatt County.
“It takes an unlimited quantity of braveness, and confidence for a sufferer to leap out of the state of affairs they’re in. They must consider, and be assured that the security web that’s there to catch them is definitely going to catch them, primary, however maintain them,” she mentioned.
That’s why they purchased a brand new dwelling base earlier this yr. It’s on East Washington St. in Monticello.
The group is renovating, and getting right down to the bottom boards of the 140 yr outdated constructing to make it their very own.
“It’s acquired every little thing we needed in a store, but it surely additionally has condo models upstairs”
LeJune mentioned there’s a nice want in Piatt County for brief time period housing. The brand new constructing may have their retailer on the primary degree. On the second flooring will probably be workplace house and an area for sources. Plus, 2 residences, that method victims and typically their children can have a spot to remain for a couple of months whereas they work on transferring away from an abuser.
LeJune mentioned she desires victims to know they don’t seem to be alone, and there may be a number of assist for them.
“As soon as they notice they’re not alone in that it’s such an empowering factor, and it simply all of the sudden clicks in them many occasions that, “oh I can get out of this there are individuals, locations and issues to assist me,” she mentioned.
LeJune mentioned it’s going to nonetheless be a couple of months earlier than the brand new constructing is open. For now, they’re nonetheless working and offering sources out of their present place.
Should you or somebody wants assist, there are numerous completely different sources you possibly can make the most of.