END THE SILENCE AROUND MENTAL ILLNESS. #MHM  #NOTALONE  #MENTALHEALTHMONTH

 

 

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

For May 2021 – Mental Health Awareness Month, we support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in bringing attention to importance of  mental health. Their ongoing campaign, “You Are Not Alone,”  emphasizes that community is self care, for us.  So many of the challenging issues in our community are overcome through our connections.  When you feel connected, it is lifeline in a time of need, support without judgment and uplifting, when it seems there is nowhere to turn.  Let’s continue to educate and advocate for those who believe they are not heard. We hear you. We see you. We believe you. I AM my sister. I AM my brother. I AM them, ze and zey. Visit NAMI’s website for more information on the #notalone campaign and materials to help spread awareness.

We will continuing to being the change we need in our world! Join our 40/40/$40 fundraising campaign, today! Donate $40 and become a campaign Ambassador, to help reach WCSC’s fundraising goal of $64,000 for by October 31, 2021. If you’re already a WCSC 40/40/$40 Campaign Ambassador, remember to share that folx can donate by clicking the “Donate” link above. Please include their name and team number in the “Your Note for the Donor Scroll” or the additional information for your donation boxes on the page. Call or email Lavonne Wise, our fundraising coordinator, for information on joining the campaign, at 340.773.9272 or lwise@wcstx.org. Thank you for caring!

Videos from all four sessions of The Time Is Now: Discuss, Digest & Dismantle Racism In The USVI are available on our YouTube Anti-racism playlist. Share your thoughts with us by completing the survey(s) for sessions you attended:

  • Session OneDefinitions: Racism vs Bias vs Prejudice vs Discrimination
  • Session TwoRace Is A Myth–Class Is Real
  • Session ThreeIdentifying Historical To Current Racism in the VI
  • Session FourA Call To Unified Community Action

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 also open, 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!

COMMUNITY UPDATES

The message of Silence Speaks, Secrets Revealed (SSSR), our radio drama about child sexual abuse, continues to 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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THANK YOU TO OUR ANNUAL DONORS!