Becoming a Survivor

Becoming a Survivor

You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through
us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. – 2 CORINTHIANS 9:11

If you ask most people about Sheltering Wings, they’ll tell you that we are a safe haven for women who are being abused. Providing emergency shelter and crisis
interventions is an important part of our mission, but it’s not all we do.

The other key elements of our mission are helping domestic violence survivors build stable, independent lives—and offering all of our services in a Christcentered
environment.

After all, providing shelter for families is a temporary solution. To achieve meaningful change, we have to work with each family to break the cycle of violence. We do that through our Life Skills program, a variety of services that focus on helping women and their children attain independence and stability.

How important is that component of our mission? We know that the average domestic violence victim returns to her abuser seven times before leaving for good. Yes,
it’s heartbreaking, but each woman who gains that sense of self-sufficiency is a woman who won’t give in to the empty promises of an abuser or the false hope that he’ll change. We want everyone who calls our crisis line or enters our doors to transition from being a victim to becoming a survivor.

And, at Sheltering Wings, a critical part of that is introducing the women and children we serve to the ultimate source of hope and joy: God’s love and the future He has created for them. As a supporter of our work, you make it possible for us to share that hope and joy every day, and you help us give strength to those who need it most.