Just in time for #GivingTuesdayNow, a generous donor will match all donations made to Battered Women’s Support Services—up to $10,000! Make any sized donation and it will be doubled: your gift will go twice as far!

As you know, in light of COVID-19 and mandated social isolation, we quickly moved to make our crisis line available 24 hours, seven days a week without any government funding. It is through donors like you who make it possible for thousands of women and their children to get support in these unprecedented times.

Your gift will help BWSS as we:

  • Increase staffing to provide additional support and extended hours for the crisis line.
  • Purchase additional talk minutes and internet data on cell phone plans for women to stay connected to the crisis line, counsellors, and emergency services.
  • Translate COVID-19 information as it relates to domestic violence and other information about the virus for women’s safety into different languages.
  • Help secure safe temporary housing for women who need to flee which is critical right now since shelters and transition houses are full or not accepting women due to COVID-19 precautions.

For more information on how COVID-19 and mandated social isolation affect those experiencing gender-based violence click here

Thank you for your generosity, and we would love for you to help us spread the message. Please share the matching campaign on social media using the hashtags #GivingTuesdayNow and #SafetyChangesEverything or tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also share that you’ve made a donation!