Cathedral Giving By Design is a community-outreach project sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women of the Cathedral of St. Philip. Each year, Cathedral Giving By Design (formerly the Cathedral Antiques Show) is produced through the close working partnership between the committee and the designated beneficiary.
Collaboration with Cathedral Giving By Design offers an opportunity to further the beneficiary’s mission by increasing community awareness, expanding its donor base and further developing existing supporters.
Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Cathedral Giving By Design is thrilled to announce our 2023 beneficiary: Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence.
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence (WRCDV) was founded in 1986 to serve domestic violence survivors throughout the Atlanta area. The agency’s mission is to create a society in which domestic violence no longer exists. They strive to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the diverse community of battered women and their children with programs that promote safety, compassion, connection, advocacy, and prevention.
Each day, WRCDV helps survivors of domestic violence in Atlanta improve their safety by finding a safe place to stay, exercising their legal rights, exploring options and creating accountability for those who use violence. They greet survivors with compassion – no judgment, no second-guessing, and no shame. They provide connection - through relationships built with staff, support groups and bonds forged with fellow safe house guests. By linking women and other survivors with community supports and offering services, WRCDV make sure no one has to take this walk alone. Equally importantly, WRCDV provides a voice for survivors when they cannot speak for themselves and a platform for those who can speak to be heard. Their advocacy for survivors of domestic violence works to change the culture that allows abuse to thrive. That advocacy, coupled with their powerful work with children, facilitates prevention and ending domestic violence altogether.
Annually, Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence provides support and services to more than 5,000 survivors of domestic violence and children who witness that violence. Other programming includes a 24-hour domestic violence hotline, a safe house for families needing emergency housing, transitional housing, legal advocacy, support groups, community based services including financial assistance, elder abuse advocacy, supervised visitation and safe exchange, and community education. If you are in need of services or suspect that a friend or family member’s relationship may be unhealthy, you can reach WRCDV 24/7 at 404-688-9436. All calls can remain anonymous and confidential.
Cathedral Giving By Design is thrilled to partner with WRCDV to support their vision of a community center for families impacted by domestic violence. The establishment of this center will allow WRCDV to expand their violence-prevention work with children, resulting in fewer children carrying the burden of domestic violence with them for the rest of their lives.
One in 15 children are exposed to domestic violence trauma each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to the violence. WRCDV works directly with those children in the Atlanta area to ensure they receive the help they need to recover from trauma and learn new skills to build resiliency and form healthy relationships. By investing in this work, you are making our communities and families safer now and in the future.