The Time is Now: Discuss, Digest & Dismantle Racism in the USVI – Session Two

ABOUT THE WOMEN'S COALITION OF ST. CROIX

OUR MISSION

To support and empower people impacted by violence.

ENDING ABUSE

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!

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Abuse between intimate partners, family members or those living in the same household is a crime.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

The support group for survivors of domestic violence meets on Mondays. Call us or use our contact form for more information.
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SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Rape, child sexual abuse, incest and sex trafficking are all forms of sexual violence.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Crisis intervention, confidential counseling and other services are available through our Crisis Center.
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HELP A
LOVED ONE

Knowing that someone cares without judgment can mean so much to a survivor of violence.

HELP A LOVED ONE

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WHAT'S HAPPENING

Check out the latest WCSC e-news in Voices, now!

No matter the outcome of the local and national elections, the work to create a peaceful and safe world continues. 

Racism here in the USVI? Yes. Racism affects us and people all over the world, systemically–through unfair laws and practices, and through internalization and generational trauma. Getting to realistic and achievable solutions is possible. It will take all of us, having open, truthful conversations and creating realistic solutions, to end racism in our communities. 

WCSC history of action against oppression and violence has always included anti-racism in the USVI. The tradition continues with, The Time Is Now: Discuss, Digest & Dismantle Racism in the USVI. This four-part forum, to provide a safe virtual space for action-oriented sharing and learning, will begin on November 20. Admission is free and pre-registration is required. Visit our event page for more information. Click here to register.

Thank you for showing support for victims and survivors and promoting the end of domestic violence with power for DVAM 2020! Let’s keep the spotlight bright and focused by continuing to  share your photos or post up a short video on your favorite social channels. Remember to use these hashtags when posting: #dvawareness, #igotyourback, #yoteapoyo, #yotetengo, #believesurvivors. Click here to visit our DVAM page for a sample script for your videos or captions. “Take Back the Night” went virtual this year! Check out the video from our livestreamed event on October 15. Make sure you let us know you “joined” us with a wave emoji or type “I’m Here” in the comments, in support of peace and justice for victims and survivors. 

The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix presents LUNAFEST® Film Festival, the virtual extravaganza, was a success! Thank you for your support of our 2020 major fundraiser! Thank you, LUNAFEST and our event sponsors, for your partnership in making this “herstoric” event a reality! 

If you or someone you know is in need of support, including safety planning and crisis counseling, please call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272. We are here for you, 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 updated 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.
  • Our parenting classes and 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 visit us here at wcstx.org, or call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272, for up-to-date information on WCSC’s services. Please be well and stay safe!

COMMUNITY UPDATES

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, so far! We thank you for your support and for taking the anti-viral message to end violence and support survivors global. 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 say it or write 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, on May 27.

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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