Safe + Sound Blog

Spring Appeal Match Deadline Extended

Dear S+SS Supporters,

Thank you to everyone who has already made their gift to our 2020 Spring Appeal, Support the Hidden Crisis, and for providing safety, hope and healing to survivors of domestic abuse during the pandemic. To date, we have raised more than $16,000 and we are immensely grateful!

If you haven’t made your gift yet, there is still time for you to donate and double your impact at! Our partners at Schilke Construction Co. have come forward to commit a dollar for dollar match to your Spring Appeal donations – now extended through June 30th – up to $15,000. That means $100 becomes $200, $250 becomes $500, doubling the amount of safety, hope and healing for survivors during the most vulnerable time in their lives. 

Last month, when we kicked off our 2020 Spring Appeal, Support the Hidden Crisis, you heard the story of Lena and her two daughters. How they were faced with leaving a violent home and navigating their health at the onset of the pandemic. Theirs’ is a story of hope, resilience and empowerment and I am thrilled to report that Lena and her children are thriving as they continue to heal from the abuse through their work with the team at Safe+Sound Somerset.

In case you missed it, you can still view Lena’s story.

And as we look ahead to providing services in a COVID-19 world, we will need revisions to our physical facilities, professional services and technology infrastructure to ensure that everyone remains safe and well and continues to heal from their trauma of domestic abuse. All at a time when our financial needs are greater than ever.

Please take advantage of this generous investment from Schilke Construction Co. to double your gift and double your support of survivors of domestic abuse and violence at

Together we will continue to empower survivors of domestic abuse and engage the community break all cycles of violence.   

Thank you and be well,

Michele E. Boronkas
Executive Director


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