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"It was a snowy night in February when I finally had the courage to call..."

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"It was a snowy night in February when I finally had the courage to call..."

Your tax-deductible gift ensures 24/7 services are available for more than 700 survivors annually.

"I was pregnant, but that didn't deter my abuser. It wasn't the first time he hit me, but I was determined it would be the last. After all, it wasn't just about me anymore, I had to think about the baby. I fully expected voicemail at 2:30am on a snowy Sunday morning when I made that first call to The Cocoon. But the advocate who answered the phone reassured me that she was there to help in any way I felt was needed. By 4am, I had arrived for my first of 74 nights in shelter. I had not felt that safe and cared for before in my life." Jane

The Cocoon has served as a beacon of hope to survivors of domestic and sexual violence since 2005. After four back-to-back domestic violence related homicides occurred in our community, all of which took place in front of children, the community came together and The Cocoon opened on June 14, 2005. By that afternoon, the first survivor and her child were moving into emergency safe shelter.

Since then, with on-going support from the community and friends like you, The Cocoon has evolved into Wood County's only comprehensive and holistic domestic and sexual violence agency. More than 700 survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and even family pets, seek support and refuge within our doors each year. Whether a survivor needs help at 9am on a Tuesday or at 3am on Christmas Day, trained advocates are there to answer their call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, always at no cost to the survivor.

The Cocoon provides:

*Emergency safe shelter for up to 24 individuals

*24/7 crisis support

*In-person support to survivors when they present an assault at an area hospital

*Extensive short and long-term safety and goal planning

*Economic empowerment opportunities

*Legal and medical advocacy

*Prevention Programming for the community at large

*Access to professional counseling services for both adults and children

*Safe Pets Program because no one should be left behind

*And much, much more

Your support ensures that these services remain available, always at no charge, to survivors of domestic and sexual violence regardless of gender, gender identity, race, religion, age, or socio-economic status.