Dawson Place needs your help!  

 

The Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) is a major funding source for our Child Advocacy Center and it allows us to continue to provide free services to child abuse victims and their families. VOCA is currently facing potential large and immediate cuts, which would drastically affect our mission to provide EVERY child abuse victim in Snohomish County safety, justice, and healing.  

Dawson Place sees an average of 22 new kids each week, 1,120 families annually, and have served over 14,000 families since we opened in 2006. Cuts to VOCA funds directly impact our ability to provide free services to the thousands of sexual assault and child abuse victims we serve. To Say a loss of VOCA funds will impact us is an understatement, it would be devastating.  

You can help victims continue to receive the services they need free of charge. Please contact our United States Senators (Senator Maria Cantwell and Senator Patty Murray.) And contact your U.S. Representative. Find your representative here 

For your convenience we have provided a sample message for your use. Please feel free to personalize as you see fit. Each and every phone call and email counts, by reaching out to your members of Congress, you are helping victims continue to receive the services they need and deserve 

Example Email

Dear (Name), 

My name is (insert your name) and I am writing to urge you to support the bipartisan VOCA Fix Act to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act. I am concerned that cuts to VOCA will have a major impact on services provided to victims of sexual assault and child abuse in my community. As someone who deeply cares about victims and their families, I urge you to support swift passage of the VOCA Fix Act.  

Thank you, 

(Your Name)