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Shelter serves victims of domestic violence




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December 26, 2013 | 632 views | Post a comment

This series profiles area organizations that help meet needs in our communities, and connects volunteers with good causes.

Organization: Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter, Inc., in Seguin

What it does: Provides comprehensive services in Wilson, Karnes, Guadalupe, and Gonzales counties for adult and child victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking, to include: Emergency shelter, 24/7 crisis hotline, counseling, case management, legal advocacy, parenting program, safety planning, crisis intervention, information, and referrals. The program also provides community outreach and education.

Background: Established Sept. 1, 1983, the shelter is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All services are free. The organization provides services directly in Wilson County to ensure access to services.

How you can help: Opportunities are available to suit the interests, talents, and schedules of prospective volunteers. Volunteer service may be conducted at the shelter or within the communities of Wilson County. The program also offers opportunities for internships, community service, and service on its board of directors.

Cash or monetary donations are warmly welcomed to help provide services to those in need.

Contact: For more information, contact Linda Rutherford, director, at 830-372-2780; or email jennifer.fernandez@safeseguin.org. Donations may be sent to Guadalupe Valley Family Violence Shelter Inc., P.O. Box 1302, Seguin, TX 78155.

Your organization can be featured here by completing the form, available at wilsoncountynews.com by clicking on services and choosing “Gift of Self,” or by emailing reader@wcn-online.com, including “Gift of Self” in the subject line.
 
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