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Nonprofit aids growing numbers of sexual violence survivors

Original post made on Jan 10, 2019

In the era of the #MeToo movement, Santa Clara County has seen a rising number of domestic violence and sexual assault victims coming forward seeking help. YWCA Silicon Valley offers a range of services, but hasn't seen a rise in funding to keep up with the growing needs.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 28, 2018, 10:29 AM

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Posted by Liz LYNX
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 10, 2019 at 12:12 am

In regard to the article about the YWCA providing services to women and families fleeing abuse:

Is there a need for clean used clothing, used towels and bedding as well as new basic personal items? Is there a place where these items can be dropped off? Many must have to flee with only the clothes they are wearing. Would the expense of examining items and storing and transporting these items exceed their value? What can those of us in the community do to assist the YWCA in helping ? Are there other battered women shelters here?

Would your reporter do a follow up story and include information about what kind of assistance would be helpful.

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