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!
Our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow citizens on the mainland, and in our nation’s capital in particular. Yesterday’s unprecedented assault was an attack on the democratic process, our chosen leaders and the nation. We too feel shock and distress over the actions of the domestic terrorists who stormed our Congressional chambers, endangering the lives of our Congresspeople, their staff members, law enforcement officers and the city. We call for immediate action to ensure the safety of all the people of the United States, and for due process to hold those who committed the violence, along with the outgoing President and all those who joined him in inciting those horrible acts, accountable.
We are beginning a new phase, with newly elected leaders, as a country and as individuals. The safety of our citizens and the leaders entrusted with our governance must be prioritized. We stand with members of Congress who upheld their constitutional responsibility and voted to certify the Electoral College tallies that resulted from free, fair and legal elections in the states. Peace and justice must be encouraged, and actions taken to ensure that the law is upheld, with equity in law enforcement’s responses to and treatment of lawbreakers.
The Women’s Coalition of St. Croix’s mission is to support and empower people impacted by violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing trauma as a result of the events that occurred yesterday in Washington, D.C. and would like to speak with one of our counselors, please call our main office/crisis center at 340.773.9272.
Session three, Identifying Historical To Current Racism in the U.S. Virgin Islands, will be held on January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. Visit our event page for more information. Click here to register. Certificates will be available to those who complete all four sessions and community service hours are available for students. Call our main office/crisis center or complete our contact form for more information.
New year, new beginnings! This means new opportunities to heal and thrive. Remember everything begins with one step, when you are ready. We are here to help, when you need us. Call our main office/crisis center to get information on the services we offer–free of charge, or to make an appointment with a counselor: 340.773.9272.
January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). This serious crime has been described as as the willful and repeated following, watching or harassing of another person over a period of time. It can be used by perpetrators of other crimes, including domestic violence. If you or someone you know is experiencing stalking, call 911 in an emergency. For information on safety planning or counseling, call our main office/crisis center to speak with a counselor.
January is also Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. And yes, it is happening in our community. Learn to recognize the signs. Visit the Blue Campaign’s website for more information. Support survivors on #WearBlueDay – January 11.
Racism here in the USVI? Yes. Racism affects us and people all over the world, systemically–through unfair laws and practices, and through internalized and generational trauma. Getting to realistic and achievable solutions is possible. It will take all of us, having open, truthful conversations and creating and acting on realistic solutions, to end racism in our communities.
WCSC’s 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 virtual forum offers a safe space for action-oriented sharing and learning. If you register for one session, you are registered for the whole four-part forum, and will receive resources and updated information before and after each session.
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 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 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 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. 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, 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.