In 2008, The Hal Herman Children’s Fund was established by his wife Lois Herman in celebration of her husbands 80th birthday. Through the fund and the generosity of those who support Women In Distress, children receive supervised care while their parent is in counseling and also receive help from specialized therapists that use play therapy, art therapy and more to help these children break the cycle of domestic violence.
Even when children don’t see the abuse, domestic violence can affect them deeply. Everyday WIDs works hard to meet the needs of each child that walks through the door, but we couldn’t do this without your help. Over half of the individuals we serve in the Emergency Shelter are children. A gift to the fund will allow us to continue to support the needs of survivors of domestic abuse and their children. As always, all of our services are provided free of charge.
Please consider making a gift to the Hal Herman Children’s Fund at Women In Distress. Gifts of $500 or more will be recognized with an engraved plate in honor of a family member, friend or loved one on the Hal Herman Children’s Fund Celebration Wall at the Jim & Jan Moran Family Center.
- $1,500 gift in honor of children can provide 16 emergency shelter nights
- $1,000 gift can provide 20 counseling sessions
- $500 gift can answer 49 crisis line calls