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Letter from Board President

Northeast Georgia Council on Domestic Violence evolved from the efforts of a handful of deeply caring, committed and passionate individuals who recognized the urgent need in our community. From the very beginning, the need for our services constantly grows much faster than our ability to provide them.

Our agency is promoting safe and stable homes for families. We provide the services that allow victims of domestic violence to move beyond their circumstances.  Often, for the first time in their lives, they are given the education, support and the tools necessary to improve their lives and the lives of their children.  All these services are free and confidential to all victims and their children.  Our ability to focus on children is critical in ultimately bringing an end to the generational cycle of domestic violence.

The satisfaction of knowing that each month I have made a difference in the lives of victims and their children is a true blessing in my life.  My career always provided me the ability to impact my clients in positive ways and truly make a difference in the their lives.  I took great pride in that.  I have found that same satisfaction in volunteering for this agency.  It provides me that same level of personal gratification one can only find in serving others.

Cash donations are always needed and greatly appreciated.  Items donated to our resale store or our shelter also enable us to keep the doors open.  If you feel that you are moved to help but you are unable to donate cash or gently used items for resale, volunteering for our agency may be the option for you.  Your time is often as valuable as money to us. 

Services such as child care activities, lawn care and repair/maintenance of facilities, drivers for client needs, working in our resale store, sewing and repairing donations, office duties and volunteering for fund raising events are just of few of the many volunteer opportunities available.  No number of volunteer service hours per month is too small.  A few hours a day, a week, a month or even one hour a few times a year, is all welcomed and greatly needed.  Most importantly, you are able to make a positive difference in the lives of victims and children impacted by domestic violence.  If you are like me, you may also find the same sense of personal fulfillment that is only found in serving others.