SIMPLE IDEAS

Get Educated: Visit About The Issues on our website to learn more about domestic and sexual violence or take our 12 hour training or 40 hour training to become a community advocate for survivors of domestic violence.

Listen: You can support survivors tremendously by simply listening to and believing them.

Share Resources:  Let people know About The Issues.  This section provides information and resources on a variety of topics for community members, youth, educators, business people, and clergy; as well as survivors and their families.

Be a Helpful Bystander: Sometimes even jokes or thoughtless comments can be opportunities to raise awareness. Encourage people you know not to make jokes about domestic/sexual violence.

Invite a Speaker: CWS provides Community Education presentations for adults and age-appropriate workshops for children on topics such as dynamics of abuse, healthy relationships, bullying and prevention.  For more information on how to arrange for a speaker to come to your school, business, community center, or church, contact Kristin Schlotterbeck kristins@cwsor.org.

Stay Connected: You can stay informed and help others stay informed by “liking” us on Facebook.  We will notify you of events, trainings, and activities that help raise awareness in the community.

Volunteer: You can play a very active role in raising awareness by volunteering to help CWS at local events.  For more information about how to volunteer check out the Volunteer section of this website.

Donate: Whether it is a monetary gift or a needed item from our wish list, your gift is the ultimate community action, allowing CWS to advocate and support survivors of domestic/sexual violence.  To give online go to Donate Now.

Holiday Store: You can get involved by organizing a gift drive or by simply donating a toy or nice winter robe. During the winter holidays, CWS hosts a Holiday Store for our participants. Survivors are invited to join a personal shopper to select gifts, free of charge, for their children and themselves. To learn more about this inspiring event go to Winter Holiday.