Welcome to the WID website, and thank you for your interest in our mission to stop domestic violence and abuse for everyone through education, intervention, and advocacy. As we approach our 50th year of service to our community, we are grateful to look back from where we started, and hopeful about the future ahead. When WID began in 1974, it was the first refuge for homeless women in Broward County and was only a modest four-bedroom home. As you will see while perusing this site, we have listened to the many needs of survivors, and have expanded services dramatically. WID has grown to be one of the largest and most multi-faceted domestic violence agencies in the country and I am proud to work alongside our outstanding volunteer Boards of Directors and Trustees, donors, corporate sponsors, and community members to guide WID to even greater levels of service as we look to our next 50 years!
We’re determined to empower survivors to take back control of their lives, and we’re thrilled to unveil our new website and branding to amplify this message. We believe in the tenacious power of survivors. Our theme is a call to action, an anthem of resilience: “Reclaim Your Power.” “Reclaim Your Power” is more than a slogan, it’s a promise. It’s a promise to survivors that they can shatter the illusions their abusers imposed upon them and rise above adversity, rebuild their lives, and create a brighter future. But we can’t do it alone. We invite you to be part of this transformative movement. Will you join us?
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Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. (WID) is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County. This means that The Council on Accreditation (COA) has verified that WID consistently operates with integrity, credibility and the utmost level of quality. The accreditation process takes place every four years. WID participates in a detailed review and analysis of the administrative operations and service delivery against national standards of best practice.
COA is an independent accreditor of the full continuum of community-based behavioral health care and social service organizations in the United States and Canada, and is one of the three leading accreditors of such service providers. COA is widely recognized by states and national organizations as an accrediting body with the capacity, scope, and ability to contribute significantly to the improvement of the behavioral health and social service delivery systems. Originally known as an accrediting body for family and children’s agencies, COA has earned public recognition from mental health and substance abuse organizations as well.
4 Star Charity Navigator Rating
We are proud to announce Women In Distress has earned for the fourth consecutive year the coveted Charity Navigator 4-star Rating recognizing our exceptional commitment to accountability and for executing our mission in a financially efficient way.