IT’S WCSC’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY MONTH, WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH AND
virgin islands history month
ABOUT THE WOMEN'S COALITION OF ST. CROIX
To support and empower people impacted by violence.
Domestic and sexual violence affect us all, everywhere. Supportive services are available, free of charge. We’re here for you. We believe you.
USVI SAYS NO MORE
Join the campaign to end domestic and sexual violence through education, prevention and support for survivors. There is NO room for violence on our islands!
The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s 40th anniversary of service in the community is happening this year. The work to end violence and support peace and healing for survivors continues, until the day our services are no longer needed because peace, equality and healthy relationships are the norm for this planet!
For 40 years the people who created and support WCSC have helped those impacted by violence to transform their lives. We continue, to educate people and to advocate for those who believe they are not heard. We hear you, we see you, we believe you. I AM sister. I AM my brother. I AM ze, zey and them. Together we are an unstoppable force for good. We are the change and will continue to create a better world for ourselves and those to come.
Join 40/40/$40, a very special “fun-draising” campaign, that starts on International Women’s Day, Monday, March 8! Thank you for caring, for making the commitment to peace and creating the movement that is changing our world for the better!
Videos from all four sessions of The Time Is Now: Discuss, Digest & Dismantle Racism In The USVI is available on our YouTube anti-racism playlist. Certificates are available for those who completed all four sessions and community service hours are available for students. Complete our surveys if you attended any of the sessions:
- Session One – Definitions: Racism vs Bias vs Prejudice vs Discrimination
- Session Two – Race Is A Myth–Class Is Real
- Session Three – Identifying Historical To Current Racism in VI
- Session Four – A Call To Unified Community Action
Call our main office/crisis center or complete our contact form for more information.
March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s themes include UN Women’s, “Women In Leadership; Achieving An Equal Future In A COVID-19 World, and IWD’s #ChooseToChallenge. Let’s celebrate and honor the achievements and accomplishments of women throughout history, at all times. Let’s champion the cause of equality and equity for all people in our local and global communities. Women rights are human rights.
March is also Virgin Islands History month. We honor the cultural and historical contributions of Virgin Islanders in our local and global communities.
If you or someone you know is in need of support, including safety planning or crisis counseling, please call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272. We are here when you are ready, with advocacy, programs and services at no cost to you, including 24-hour crisis intervention and more.
WCSC's COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES
The safety and well-being of our community is our priority, as we continue to face the realities associated with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Please know that we are ensuring our services for people impacted by violence remain available during this difficult time. We thank you for your understanding and patience, as we plan, develop and implement ways to continue offering trauma-informed care, centered around your needs and healing. We are adhering to the recommendations of the government’s health agencies, including physical distancing and requiring the wearing of masks in order to enter our sites. Click here to read our most recent full statement.
- Our main office/crisis center is open, but we ask that you contact us to make an appointment before coming to the Crisis Center, if possible. Call us at 340.773.9272.
- Closet To Closet, Shabby Chic Corner and The Home Store, our community thrift stores, are open as well, with health and safety measures in effect. Click here for details or call 340.773.2503.
- Our teen sexual assault survivors support groups remain suspended until further notice.
- Our 24-hour crisis intervention hotline remains operational. Volunteer advocates and staff are reachable for crisis intervention and support without judgment, at night and on weekends at 340.773.9272.
Our thoughts, prayers and hopes for perfect health and peace are with you and your loved ones. Please practice self-care and positivity, as much as possible. We WILL get through whatever comes, together.
In an emergency situation, please diall 911 from a landline or 340.772.9111, from a mobile phone. Please call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272, for information on advocacy, services and support without judgment. Please be well and stay safe!
We hope that you enjoyed the first Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Presents LUNAFEST Film Festival Virtual Extravaganza in 2020. We are truly grateful for your support in raising $53,137.58 to help people victims and survivors.
Thank for making the 36th Annual Women Race awesome, with every step for peace, hope and justice! From Illinois to Ireland, over 250 girls and women joined the movement, and raised $28,038.00! Click here for the Virtual Women Race 2020 results. If you missed our Virtual Women Race 2020 Closing Ceremony, check it out here on our YouTube channel. We cannot express it enough: Women Racers rock! Thank you once again.
We thank you for participating in Our Voices Matter!, the first collaborative Zoom event between WCSC and the V.I. Department of Health, in 2020.
The message of Silence Speaks, Secrets Revealed, continues to be heard and inspire positive action. Click here to read the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s profile on the making of our radio drama about child sexual abuse. Listen to SSSR episodes here.
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