In 2015, Empower Yolo:

  • Sheltered 147 women and 188 children escaping violence, for a total of 13,239 bed nights of shelter provided.
  • Provided 2102 Counseling sessions.
  • Answered over 1,800 crisis line calls – ensuring that survivors received the immediate crisis intervention and support they needed.
  • Provided restraining order assistance to 163 victims of violence and court accompaniment to 175 individuals fleeing violence.
  • Provided 71 educational presentations to 823 people – on the topics of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, human trafficking or child abuse.
  • Facilitated 43 high school presentations on dating violence, bystander intervention, sexual assault and risk-reduction to 958 students in Yolo County.
  • Provided on-site emergency response and advocacy services to 162 survivors of sexual assault including 92 students.
  • Empower Yolo’s incredible volunteers provided 3100 hours of direct service.

Haley’s Story

Haley arrived at our shelter with her four children. She had fled her home and abuser in the middle of the night. Haley was badly beaten and all four children were frightened and confused, with tears streaming down their faces. At the time, our shelter was at maximum capacity – even housing two people over our capacity.

Haley and her children had nowhere else to go and we knew we couldn’t turn her and her family away. We admitted the family and Haley and her children spent two nights sleeping in our intake room until the bed space became available. It seemed like a less than ideal arrangement but when our Shelter Manager apologized for the inconvenience, Haley replied,

“I felt safer the last two nights than I have in over ten years. I actually slept the whole night! I don’t care if I sleep in a business room or on the kitchen counter, my kids and I feel safe and at peace here. I honestly do not know what I would have done without you.”

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