To address emergency needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are honored to share with you our rapid-response fundraising effort, the SAFETY FIRST FOR WOMEN FUND. This will allow us to quickly shift resources and attention to two of the biggest needs facing women across Maine today: domestic violence and the needs of direct care workers.
Support to organizations and families experiencing increased Domestic Violence (rates of domestic violence are surging globally) with a grant to the Maine Coalition to End Domestic Violence to distribute directly to their 9 member organizations and the Wabanaki Women's Coalition; and
Advocacy for policy change that supports the needs of Direct Care workers through a grant to Maine Council on Aging, including working with State and Federal leaders to improve access to Personal Protective Equipment and COVID-19 testing, while quickly building out the existing workforce.
Help us raise $100,000 by the end of May. All funds given to the SAFETY FIRST FOR WOMEN FUND will go directly to the work of the two organizations listed above.
Pleasejoin us in standing with women greatly impacted by this pandemic!