UNITED WAY RE-ESTABLISHES CRITICALLY NEEDED DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE SERVICES

In 2013, our community was shocked, stunned and saddened when Harmony Place, our center for domestic and sexual assault services, closed its doors and went out of business, too encumbered by debt to continue. Lost to us in their demise were critical safety, counseling and intervention services that are vital to the safety and well-being of victims of domestic and sexual violence. In addition, the building which had housed the program for more than 7 years was lost to bankruptcy, ending the provision of emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, as well as homeless families and women.

In the calendar year of 2013, leading up to the closure, more than 400 calls had been received on the local hotline, a remarkably large number for a single county. Even when the agency closed, calls continued to come, with the largest portion of those all going to local law enforcement agencies. All told, more than 600 local calls were made in 2013 for assistance, counseling, and safety help in 2013…a remarkably large number for one county.

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Making A Difference

Making A Difference In Warren County United Way is committed to improving the quality of life in the Front Royal / Warren County area. We work together with organizations and individuals to achieve positive and lasting change in our community.

  • What would you do if your family member were sick and could not afford treatment?
  • If your daughter were physically abused by her spouse, where could you turn for help? What if your elderly father’s depression leads him to feel suicidal at 4 am?

Thanks to the efforts of your local United Way and its local agencies, you could get the assistance you need…right here in Warren County…because of the work agencies funded by the United Way perform every day.

For more than 12 years, your local United Way has been tirelessly looking out for our local citizens with its support of our local health and human service agencies. Over the last 12 years, the United Way of Front Royal/Warren County has raised and allocated more than $1 million dollars to such critically needed local agencies as the American Red Cross, Concern Hotline and St. Luke Community Clinic and ALL of it has been spent here in our county to assist our neighbors.

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