Crane & Canopy has partnered with the non-profit Safe Horizon to give the gift of a safe and comfortable night’s sleep. From now until May 31, 2013, for every duvet cover and sham set purchased, Crane & Canopy will donate a duvet cover, sham set and comforter to a woman affected by domestic violence and abuse. When our customers buy, we give.
It's beautifully simple.
Safe Horizon is the largest victims’ services agency in the United States and New York City’s largest provider of domestic violence residences. Each year, Safe Horizon helps a quarter of a million individuals rebuild their lives and plan fora future free from violence.
Domestic violence and abuse are incredibly important issues that affect 1.3 million women every year in the United States. It is an epidemic affecting individuals in every community, regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, nationality or educational background. The consequences of domestic violence can last a lifetime and sadly, can cost someone his or her life. We hope you will join us to help victims create a safe home for themselves and their families.
RESOURCES & NEWS
Thank you to everyone that has supported this cause. We especially want to thank our top 8 giving states for leading the charge and supporting victims of domestic violence and abuse.
EXPLORE OUR PARTNERSHIP
Last year, Safe Horizon’s shelter network housed more than 3,000 women and children affected by domestic violence in New York City. The Crane & Canopy team had the opportunity to visit Lily House, one of Safe Horizon’s largest shelters. We were amazed by the work of the Safe Horizon staff do and the resources Safe Horizon has been able to provide. Read more on our blog, beautifully-simple.com.
Q&A WITH FRAN
DIRECTOR OF LILY HOUSE
Lily House is considered a Tier II shelter, meaning that it is a transitional housing shelter where victims are guaranteed a stay of 6 months in order to receive the support needed to heal and begin anew. We had the opportunity to sit down with Fran, the Director of Lily House to learn more about what she and her staff do on a daily basis.
Q: The work you and your staff do at this shelter is amazing, can you explain how you help your clients heal and plan for a future free from violence?
Safety Planning, Safety Planning and more Safety Planning. We are a judgment free team allowing clients to heal and be themselves. We also offer a variety of services that include case management and counseling, enabling and building up clients to take control of their future. If we do not offer a program in-house we refer residents to other services in the community such as therapy, GED programs and tutoring support for their children.
Q: We know that Safe Horizon offers different kinds of housing. Can you tell us more about the various levels of services Safe Horizon offers victims of domestic violence?
We manage 7 Emergency Shelters where domestic violence survivors stay for up to 130 days. During that period they are able to remain safe and begin the healing process. Following this period, they may apply for entry into a Tier II Shelter. Safe Horizon operates two, one of which is Lily House. Tier II Shelters provide transitional housing and allow residents to move forward with their lives. Their stay in a Tier II Shelter is a guaranteed 6 months, potentially 1 year depending on each client’s situation.
Q: How many individuals do you work with every year?
Last year, Safe Horizon’s shelters housed 3,092 women and children facing domestic violence and abuse in New York City.
Q: What impact do you see Crane & Canopy’s gift making in the lives of domestic violence victims?
Crane & Canopy’s gift of a duvet cover, shams and comforter will have an INCREDIBLE impact on the lives of our residents. Their support hastens the healing process by providing our residents with a simple necessity to create a new and safe home for themselves and their families.
Q: We are curious, what is your favorite?
I love, love, LOVE the Sutter White duvet set!