St. Louis, MO 63131
The Kathy J. Weinman Shelter is the only domestic violence shelter in St. Louis County. The Shelter is a 39-bed facility that is managed and operated by St. Louis County government. The Shelter offers safe and confidential housing for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence. The Shelter receives a significant amount of its funding through St. Louis County municipal and general revenue funds, but unfortunately, that funding is not enough to provide the basics needed to run the Shelter. The Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. raises funds to help supplement the day-to-day operations of the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter. All of the money we raise through charitable contributions provides not only shelter and meals, but also helps provide counseling and therapy, case management, health care services, meals, and community outreach and educational services for the women and their children.
Shelter services are provided in a community living environment. Each family works with a team of trained professionals who help determine goals and develop safety plans for the family. The services are individualized to help meet the specific needs of each family. The Shelter recognizes that safety is vital for these women and children and is committed to support them through confidential shelter, crisis intervention, individual, group and/or family therapy, mentoring, education, and housing assistance.
With the help of local partnerships, the Friends continually procure, maintain, and provide upgrades to the kitchen equipment, major appliances, bedding and linens, security system, playground equipment, indoor/outdoor furniture, and help fund renovations and maintenance of the facility.
Every day many women and their children deal with the struggles and stress of trying to cope with domestic violence!
We are the Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. and we offer positive alternatives to these women in a variety of ways. The Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to raise awareness and support for the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter, the only shelter in St. Louis County for survivors of domestic violence. We provide help and create hope for women and children who need new lives free of violence and fear.
We raise funds to help in the day-to-day operation of the Shelter. The Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, Inc. consists of nine to fifteen board members; we are a separate entity from St. Louis County government.
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