Human Services

Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.

  • Lighthouse Point, FL
  • http://www.womenindistress.org

Mission Statement

Our mission is to stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.

Main Programs

  1. Emergency Shelter
  2. Counseling/Outreach Services

ruling year

1977

chief executive

Mary Riedel

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Keywords

domestic violence, women, women and children, dating violence, counseling, shelter, 24-hour crisis line, advocacy, case management, community awareness, professional training

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EIN

59-1592524

Also Known As

Women In Distress

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Impact statement

Women In Distress of Broward County, Inc. is the only nationally accredited, state-certified, full service domestic violence center serving Broward County.  
We offer 24-hour crisis intervention through our 24-Hour Crisis Hotline and emergency shelter, as well as counseling and support for victims and their children. We also provide education and professional trainings on domestic violence and related topics in Broward County schools and in the community.

Programs

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Program 1

Emergency Shelter

Women In Distress operates a 62 bed emergency shelter. The shelter is staffed and available to victims 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Families residing in the secure shelters are provided with food, clothing and personal items as needed. Supportive services are made available to residents at the facilities which include safety planning, advocacy, service management and counseling (individual and/ or group sessions.) Transportation to our shelters is available and we provide bus passes for transportation while in our care. Each family is assessed for need, and referrals for appropriate community services are coordinated.

Category

Budget

$1,089,317.00

Population Served

Homeless

Program 2

Counseling/Outreach Services

Staff and volunteers are available at all facilities to provide safety planning, advocacy, service management/goal setting assistance, counseling and other supportive services to individuals and families accessing our services. WID staff assists domestic violence survivors in developing personalized Safety Plans during the registration process and throughout service provision. Service management is available to participants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Service management includes an assessment of the participant’s needs, the development of a plan, the identification of the services required to meet those needs, assistance in accessing the needed services, and coordination among the services.  The Jim & Jan Moran Family Center is the primary location for outreach counseling services to families that have experienced domestic violence. Service management, advocacy, children’s counseling, and respite care are also offered at the Family Center. Counseling services are also provided at  satellite offices, allowing greater accessibility for northern and western County residents. Community partnerships are also expanding availability for WID’s domestic violence services onsite at partner agencies.

Category

Budget

$1,379,561.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

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WOMEN IN DISTRESS OF BROWARD COUNTY INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Women in Distress of Broward County, Inc.

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Mary Riedel

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Anjali Besley

Bank of America

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