Joan Schultz from Lawrence's Willow Domestic Violence Center came and spoke about how Willow provides safe-shelter, peer counseling, advocacy and other services to survivors of domestic violence in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties.
Founded in 1976, The Willow Domestic Violence Center was the first battered woman's shelter in Kansas. The Willow Domestic Violence Center provides over 274 women and children with shelter and services every year.
The Willow Domestic Violence Center works towards peace in the world by elimination of violence in our communities. Therefore, The Willow Domestic Violence Center is dedicated to the empowerment of women and children, the creation of peaceful safe space; the promotion of equality and respect for all people; the appreciation of difference; and the social action necessary to achieve these goals.
Joan also handed out pamphlets about how the center and also had copies of their current WISH LIST.
Local members asked her for a preview of their 2012 Red Shoe Calendar but she was pretty elusive about it… If you wish to order one you can click this link.