YWCA Greater Lafayette reminds you that it has a Domestic Violence Intervention and Prevention Program that serves as a resource for anyone who is struggling with domestic violence or sexual violence in any form. The YWCA has provided safe shelter for survivors of domestic violence for 40 years. The program serves thousands of others who do not need shelter but who need help with safety planning, legal advocacy, support groups and other resources. If you or someone you know needs our help, please call the 24-hour hotline at 1-888-345-1118 or 765-423-1118.
Leah Giorgini, director of the YWCA domestic violence program (check out my sources for legal help on domestic attorney), will participate in a worship service Tuesday evening at 6 pm at the First Baptist Church (411 N. 7th St. in Lafayette). YWCA Executive Director Allison Beggs and DVIPP Outreach Coordinator Rachel Sheets will speak. The service, “Safe Space: A Service of Healing & Hope” was organized by Lisa Williams Hood, Senior Pastor at the First Baptist Church, in partnership with women pastors at Central Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church and Trinity United Methodist Church. The service was planned before news of the most recent domestic violence deaths in Lafayette was released last weekend.
For more information on the service, visit the Facebook event for Safe Space: A Service of Healing & Hope.