Annual Appeal 2021

Definition of “Miracle”: One that excites admiring awe; a wonderful or amazing event, act, person, or thing.

Thank you for making wonderful and amazing things happen for those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence.

Your donation, no matter the size, helps those who have gone through traumatic events find the support, resources, and hope needed to start a new life.

For over four decades, WomenShelter of Long Beach (WSLB) has been providing shelter, services, support and education to survivors of domestic violence. Throughout the Pandemic, the Domestic Violence Resource Center and Cherese’s Safe Home have continued operations. We have never faced a crisis of this magnitude and scale. Since the Pandemic began, domestic violence incidents have increased by about 8.1%. We are reaching out to the community today for your support of our mission to prevent and eliminate domestic violence.

With your support, we will expand and provide even more services to survivors of domestic violence, those who need us the most. We are continuing to build our Outreach and Education Program to further benefit our community, such as the 2022 Youth Conference in which an estimated 200 youth (ages 14-18) and their parents will participate in education about building healthy relationships. We thank you for all that you do to help us continue to provide these services.

Your donation will directly impact the lives of those we serve!

At WomenShelter of Long Beach, we are constantly advancing, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility, which makes us a stronger, more effective organization, and directly align with our mission to support survivors of domestic violence. We are actively building a community whose members have diverse cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences. Every day, WSLB staff does its best to foster a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness among individuals and groups.

You can donate online by clicking below or call us at (562) 437-7233

Again, thank you for your continued support and for believing in the important work that we do. All of us at WomenShelter of Long Beach wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy, and joyful holiday season.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the entire staff of the WSLB,

Gratefully Yours,

Kristi Fischer
WSLB Board President