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!
WCSC's 36th Annual women race: August 23 through 30, 2020!
We are pleased to announce that our annual peace race will be virtual this year! Our anti-viral message is that the movement for peace and justice will continue, for a week during August 2020! Girls and women can register online, complete their two miles anywhere in the world and post their time online during the week. Create a team of Racers or a group to cheer you on as you participate. Gear up and get ready to run, jog, walk, skip, dance–move!–to promote peace and healing! All proceeds benefit people impacted by violence through WCSC’s advocacy, programs and services in the community. Click here to visit our Women Race page for more information.
It’s August, and incredible that we are eight months into 2020! So far it has been a year of unique challenges. Seeing this as a time of reset, to rediscover ourselves and to determine what changes we want in our lives can create hope. And hope is more powerful than fear. Recognize your strength and resiliency. You have made it through six months of a global pandemic and two months of Hurricane Season 2020. You are stronger for it.
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 to the public. We ask that you call us at 340.773.9272 to make an appointment before visiting.
- Closet To Closet, Shabby Chic Corner and The Home Store, our community thrift stores, are also open, with new 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!
Our 2020 major fundraiser, the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix Presents LUNAFEST® Film Festival, has been rescheduled to October 24! Sign up using our contact form to get Film Festival updates as they develop. We thank you for joining us on “Film Fest Day,“ April 18, for our YouTube Live virtual screening of Johanna Bermudez-Ruiz’s Forgotten in Paradise, and the “Let’s Talk” community discussion on mental health and other issues. Click here to view the event.
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.