17 Years Serving Survivors
“After my sexual assault, I wondered why this happened to me again, am I just here to be hurt and used? It has taken me a long time to realize that the abuse I have suffered is not my fault and that I am worthy of happiness and love.” – Kendra
Every day, survivors like Kendra are faced with reminders of the abuse they have endured and the struggles of healing as they work to reduce the effects of the trauma, wondering if it ever gets better. Whether receiving support immediately following an assault or for years after, the ability for survivors to have access to no-cost services can mean the difference between seeking help or continuing to suffer in silence. Last year, our advocates provided support to 817 individual survivors right here in Wood County. You can help provide that beacon of hope.
In honor of 17 years of serving survivors, we ask that you consider making an investment today in the health and well-being of those suffering abuse. By helping us reach our goal of raising $20,117, you will be instrumental in ensuring that life-saving programs and services remain available, always at no cost to survivors, today and for years to come.
Thank you in advance for joining us in supporting survivors in our community.
We thank these brave survivors for stepping forward and sharing their stories of courage and hope.
Support The Cocoon’s Programs
The Cocoon exists to provide safety, healing and justice for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and all others affected by these abuses. We also provide educational outreach services throughout the community.
The Cocoon has served as a beacon of hope to survivors of domestic and sexual violence since 2005. With ongoing support from the community and friends like you, The Cocoon has evolved into Wood County’s only comprehensive and holistic domestic and sexual violence agency. More than 700 survivors of domestic and sexual violence, their children, and even family pets, seek support and refuge within our doors each year.
Whether a survivor needs help at 9am on a Tuesday or at 3am on Christmas Day, trained advocates are there to answer their call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year — always at no cost to the survivor. Your support ensures that these services remain available.
Learn more about our programs below and click the donate button to make a one-time or monthly recurring gift today. Every amount helps!
Safe Shelter Program
Safe housing options are essential for survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Cocoon provides emergency safe housing to more than 75 adults and children each year. Your support will help us continue to provide a safe haven for those fleeing abuse.
- Monthly program cost: $15,000
- One night of emergency shelter: $100
- Meal for a family in shelter: $10
Prevention and Education
Breaking the cycle of domestic and sexual violence is critical to reducing victimization and trauma in the community. Your support will help us work with community members of all ages to create change and stop domestic and sexual violence before it happens.
- Monthly program cost: $7,500
Crisis Support Services
Services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at NO COST to the survivor. Cocoon advocates respond to more than 6,000 calls annually from more than 600 survivors who need our help. Your support will ensure that survivors have access to services, support and safety planning at their most critical time of need.
- Monthly program cost: $5,000
- One week of 24/7 on-call crisis support: $525
Legal Access Program
Access to legal remedies allows survivors to achieve safety, stability and justice. Your support will help Cocoon provide court advocacy and linkages to attorneys for survivors needing to navigate criminal court cases, as well as divorce, custody and protection order hearings.
- Monthly program cost: $4,000
- One hour of legal representation: $75
We house more than 20 children in our emergency shelter each year and support more than 600 families in the community. Our children’s programs include on-site trauma counseling, kid and teen-friendly healing spaces, activities and peer support. Your support will help us reduce the effects of trauma on children who’ve been exposed to domestic or sexual violence.
- Monthly program cost: $3,000
- One hour of children’s counseling: $50
Safe Pets Program
Domestic violence, child abuse and animal abuse frequently occur simultaneously in a family. Your support will provide pet-friendly spaces, food and other necessities so that survivors won’t have to choose between fleeing abuse and the safety of their pets.
- Monthly program cost: $1,000
Economic Empowerment Program
Financial abuse is often the main reason domestic violence survivors stay with or return to an abusive partner. Your support will help The Cocoon provide survivors with the tools needed to create financial stability, including budgeting, credit repair, employment, and matched savings opportunities.
- Monthly program cost: $1,250
Cocoon advocates help coordinate more than 1,500 requests for transportation to medical, counseling, legal and child-related appointments each year. Your support will help ensure that survivors have access to methods of transportation that ensure their long-term stability and success.
- Monthly program cost: $500
- One week of transportation: $25