Safe Harbor in Richmond provides support to survivors of sexual and domestic violence and human trafficking. The current crisis has made their work more vital – and more challenging – which is why AT&T contributed $10,000 to help them continue to serve their clients during this extraordinary time.
The contribution from AT&T will be used to meet the increased demand for services as well as help Safe Harbor be prepared for the surge in services we anticipate once the “stay at home” order is lifted, according to Cathy Easter, Safe Harbor Executive Director.
“We know that domestic violence is rooted in power and control,” Easter said. “These are times during which we are all feeling a loss of control and an individual who is not able manage these feelings will take it out on their partner. We are already seeing an increase in demand for services, and we fully expect for the demand to swell once the ‘stay at home’ order is lifted, and survivors can reach out safely for services.”
"One of our core values is to be there when people need us."Vince Apruzzese, President - AT&T Virginia
“People rely on Safe Harbor to help them overcome their crisis and connect them to vital services and support. One of our core values is to be there when people need us, and we hope our contribution will help provide a safe harbor for those in need,” said Vince Apruzzese, President, AT&T Virginia.
AT&T’s support is part of AT&T Believes℠, a company-wide effort to make a meaningful impact in local communities. To learn more about how AT&T is supporting communities during the current crisis, visit https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html.