The First Night of Shelter Changes Everything
Give a Gift of Shelter, Safety and Support this Holiday Season.
We Need Your Help!
All it takes is $6 per month.
Imagine for a moment, a survivor and their children on the brink of making the hardest decision of their life – fleeing their home to escape violence and abuse. Add to this a pandemic, nowhere to go and the fate of being homeless. Each of these are stressful on their own. Now imagine all occurring at the same time for abuse survivors over the holidays.
COVID-19 has caused economic devastation, emotional trauma, disconnect from extended family, and community support systems. These conditions are contributing to violence in families where it didn’t exist before and making it worse in homes where violence has been a problem. Due to the increase in family hardships, we are seeing a disturbing level of abuse and family violence in our community.
One woman in our shelter wrote: “The staff at AARC are my angels. They have helped me so much. They helped me realize I am not alone and that I do have a voice that needs to be heard.”
Your HELP is needed more than ever. These survivors and their children need hope, they need help, and they need YOU!
In 2019 it cost $72 a day to provide shelter, food and support for one survivor and their children. We have 38 emergency shelter beds and 25 transitional beds. The average stay in our emergency shelter was 33 days and costs $2,376. Our transitional shelter average stay is 9 months to 1 year and costs up to $24,192.
Thanks to the gernerosity of our sponsors, a portion of your gifts will be matched. Now, one day of shelter becomes two, doubling your impact for those in need in your own community.
Partner with us by donating via PayPal below, choosing either a monthly or year donation. Or send a check in an enclosed envelope to PO Box 5003, Bismarck, ND 58502.
Thank you for your support and your consideration. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and well during this COVID crisis.