A Word from Mark
Dear Friend of WTLC,

About twelve months ago, I began my leadership at WTLC and spent my first several months listening and learning from many of you about the critical issues facing our community. Your thoughts and insights have provided important context as I've reflected on WTLC's role in this community and laid the groundwork for a strategic planning process we started in February 2019.

Today I'm excited to unveil our new strategic plan , which is based on extensive feedback from key internal and external stakeholders. Our plan presents a striving 3-year roadmap for addressing our most compelling opportunities and articulating our direction and priorities. Our plan is rooted in our long-held values, builds upon the strengths of our past work since our founding in 1976, and reaffirms our position as a premier trauma-informed care service provider for survivors of abuse.

This plan includes six broad and interconnected goals for WTLC to foster positive change in our survivors and in our community:

  • Provide a trauma-informed, transformative experience for all participants
  • Strengthen opportunities for participants to achieve their goals
  • Develop and engage effective ways to measure and evaluate the work of WTLC
  • Communicate the impact of WTLC to the broader community
  • Recruit and retain high quality, diverse staff and board of directors
  • Expand and strengthen WTLC's operational and financial capacity

These goals are broad, comprehensive, and ambitious. Making significant progress is beyond the ability of WTLC to accomplish alone. Your deep passion to end the cycle of violence and your continued support of our mission keeps us energized and hopeful for what we can accomplish for our community. We are ready to move forward, and we look forward to working shoulder to shoulder with everyone who shares our vision.

With Appreciation,

Mark
The Digital Age of Bullying
Have you checked your Facebook today? What about your Instagram account? Are you constantly checking your social media and text messages throughout the day?

If you answered "Yes!" you are not alone! Technology and electronics are must-haves in the 21st Century, but they also have the potential to be harmful. How many of the online comments and posts you come across throughout your day are rude, hurtful, or even threatening?

One of the most prevalent forms of bullying right now is cyber bullying. Stopbullying.gov describes cyber bullying as "bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets." Cyber bullying can involve sending threatening, humiliating, or intimidating messages, or posting hurtful comments or personal images.
Empowerment in the Community
When William arrived for his first Parenting Class with WTLC, he was hopeful that he would learn something new that would help him bond with his daughter, but he also felt insecure about his parenting skills. Over the course of the six-week class, William befriended the other parents as they shared their own experiences with parenting young children, learning from each other's trial and error.

The class facilitator empowered William and his classmates to trust that they were already experts at parenting and had the tools in their toolkit to bring out the best in their kids. Through guided group discussions, self-reflection, and meaningful class activities, William felt the encouragement he needed to elevate his parenting skills and communication style to better connect with his daughter. He expressed gratitude for learning how to further cultivate a safe and loving environment for his daughter to grow up in.
Thank you, Pepsi, for coordinating across sites to collect pet food, toys, and supplies for the four-legged residents at WTLC's shelter! Because of your dedication, survivors in shelter can rest easy knowing their pets are safe, comfortable, and right by their side during their recovery process.
Mark your calendar and make your voice heard
this October at our
2nd Annual Dueling Pianos Event!
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