Award Recipients

Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter

What do the Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter do?

Many women leave abusive situations with only the clothes on their backs. The Friends of Kathy J. Weinman Shelter provides them with everything they need to get their lives on track. While the necessity for such a shelter may sadden or frustrate us, the work they do gives us hope. However, they do much more than uplift and encourage. They also provide survivors of domestic abuse with a safe community, a place to live, and the resources necessary to rebuild shattered lives.

The shelter begins by providing fundamental services and improved safety within a confidential, safe environment. By doing so, they hope to help heal the trauma of intimate partner violence. Women and children have access to crisis intervention, therapy, education, and housing assistance. Not only does the shelter offer a safe harbor during turbulent times, but they also provide a team of professionals trained to help chart a customized course toward a safer and healthier future.

What did we do to help?

Ferguson Roofing provided a financial contribution in support of their ongoing mission to shelter women and children from violence and abuse.

Why did we choose to support the Friends of the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter?

One of our valued staff members selected this life-changing nonprofit for the 80 in 80 grant because of their dedication and critical importance in our community. The Friends of the Kathy J. Weinman Shelter stands as the only domestic violence shelter in St. Louis County. They have been providing safer living arrangements and alternative options for survivors to flourish since 1992.

The most significant aid the 80 in 80 project offers is raising awareness of the important missions of such essential non-profits. Awareness and education go a long way to calling attention to a problem and organizing a community to take action and provide solutions. By supporting this shelter, we strengthen a part of our community that helps people build a safer life free from the fear and violence of their past.

The amazing work that non-profits do in the St. Louis area inspires us and fills us with a deep sense of admiration. These organizations work tirelessly to improve people’s lives, provide support for marginalized groups, and create hope for those in desperate situations.

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