Fresh Upgrades in WRC’s Residential Facilities!
We are happy to share with you more of the newest updates that have come to WRC in the recent month! Thanks to community donors and supporters, as well as our own fabulous staff, we have seen the development of some truly beautiful upgrades to our residential facilities.
Our shelter facility, “Alternatives to Abuse”, has been refurbished with brand new linens, decorations, and themes to empower those survivors and children who stay there. Each room now has a new, inspiring name such as the “Courage Room” and the “Strength Room”, complete with all of the necessities those escaping abuse may need to feel safe. For this project, we thank the Friends of WRC and the Vista Valley Women’s Golf Association for their financial support and assistance with ordering materials, as well as handyman Mitch Boyle, who donated his time and skills to installing upgrades.
A look inside the “Courage Room” at WRC’s “Alterantives to Abuse” emergency shelter for survivors of gender-based violence and their dependents.
In addition, we partnered local 501(c)(3) non-profit, The Wildflower Initiative, to transform one of the shelter’s communal rooms into a reading room perfect for children and their parents. This organization works with programs that support men, women, and children achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter and other means by creating spaces that promote literacy and education. These reading spaces are named “Jenny’s Jungle” in memory of Jennifer Dawn Wyer, whose passion for education and helping others inspired the creation of The Wildflower Initiative. To learn more about The Wildflower Initiative and the impact they make in our community, check out their website at www.thewildflowerinitiative.org.
At our transitional housing facility, too, we’ve seen great changes! Thanks to the hard work and effort of one of our House Managers, Jessica Taft, our computer room has been remodeled and redecorated with a fun surf-skate theme that’s familiar to all of us Southern Californians. This room is open to any of the transitional housing residents and their kids for school, work, and fun! Jessica was able to do this project alongside the help of her friends Thomas Hammer, Camille Cunningham, Mary Goble, Ryan and Summer Gallant, Ryan Schaefer, and Justin Iwanicha of Generator Skateboard Distribution. Thank you all for your time and support!
Thank you to all of our wonderful supporters who made these projects possible! Your contributions make a massive impact in the ways we can empower survivors to rebuild their lives after violence.
To learn more about Friends of WRC and ways to get involved in the work they do, check out their web page at www.wrcsd.org/wrc-friends.