A Word From Mark
Last year during Women's History Month, we encouraged you to learn a woman's name, her story, what she did, how she did it, why she did it. We asked you to help us shine a light on women's stories.

We would love to learn about the women you have encountered and who have made a difference in your lives, your community, or who has contributed to your being.

As many of you know, WTLC was founded by a group of courageous women who identified a need after finding that women and their children were sleeping in their cars while fleeing abusive homes. These women organized to bring a safe haven to those experiencing domestic violence, despite a community that was very vocally resistant to this change.

WTLC has definitely seen a fair amount of changes throughout the years, however we have not lost focus on continuing to help our community transform lives. We would love to hear your stories about the significant roles women have played in your lives this Women's History Month. Reach out to us and share your stories via our Facebook or Instagram. We want to hear from you!

This month, we also ask you to take moment to say "thank you" to the women in your lives who you admire, respect, and love.

With appreciation,

Mark
Courts and Covid
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of changes in all aspects of our lives, including the way participants experience going to court to get protection from the person who caused them harm.

At Family Courts across the state these days, COVID safety-related rules change frequently, and often without personal notification being given to individual survivors, as courts and judges attempt to adapt to the ever-changing pandemic situation.

That is where WTLC’s Legal Advocates come in to help. We understand that survivors may not have access to the information or technology needed to stay up to date with current court policies and procedures, sometimes it is just too overwhelming to research and try to figure things out by yourself.
Is Domestic Violence Really a Thing?
During Women's History Month and all other months, WTLC's focus is ending the cycle of violence and exploitation.

In this line of work, we often get the question, "Is domestic violence really a thing?"

Women are disproportionately impacted by domestic violence, which then impacts generations to come. Domestic violence (also referred to as intimate partner violence (IPV), dating abuse, or relationship abuse) is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship (NDVH, 2022). 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
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