October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) will again be the recipient for our October Share the Plate Offering. CORA Board Member, Linda Adler will join us this Sunday, October 18, via a video presentation to update us on the challenges facing CORA in these difficult times.
Intimate partner abuse affects our entire community: one in four women and one in seven men here in San Mateo County will experience domestic violence. One in fifteen children are exposed to domestic violence each and every year. CORA is the only domestic violence organization that serves our county of three quarters of a million people.
CORA offers an incredible array of services! They operate a twenty-four hour hotline fielding over 12,000 calls from both the public and more than twenty law enforcement agencies. They provide families and survivors counseling, emergency housing, support groups, safety planning and legal assistance. However, CORA was unable to meet more than 1,800 requests last year for shelter. We are truly in the middle of an emergency with the pandemic and an increase in isolation and domestic violence.
Through our Share the Plate offering this week, we at UUFRC can help CORA continue to meet this community’s growing needs in these tough times.
Donations can be made from Friday, 10/16/20 through Tuesday, 10/20/20 using PayPal link https://www.uufrc.org/connection/donate/ and writing “Share the Plate” in the memo line. On the Sunday of the collection, all donations, unless otherwise specified, go to Share the Plate.
To learn more about CORA or donate directly go to: www.corasupport.org