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How to Create Change In Trying Times

The world is full of people looking to make a difference and do good deeds. However, there’s no denying that this past year has been a trying time for us all. After a year of unpredictable and unprecedented events, it has left many feeling that the bad may be outweighing the good. Sometimes, it’s hard to continue carrying on in your fight to make the world a better place when there is so much heartache going on around you. However, know that you’re not alone and there is hope.

The most important thing to remember is that there’s so much good out there, and sometimes you just have to look for it. We’re all in this together! Check out ways you can continue to drive forward change in the world, even when you may be navigating trying times.

 

Continue to Grow

Now is a good time to learn more about the causes you support and how you can continue to help drive change. Since we’re all stuck at home, this is the perfect time to read books or articles about a cause close to your heart. If you aren’t able to get out into the world right now like so many others, come up with a plan to help give back once the pandemic is over. Put a pen to paper and think about the good times that are sure to come. Never lose hope.

 

Start A Dialogue

Sometimes it helps to simply talk out loud about important issues or things on your mind. Start a dialogue with your family and friends about topics important to you, even if they may not yet understand your cause. There could be an organization in your community that family and friends know nothing about. By talking about the missions that are important to you, you may just ignite a passion for the same cause in somebody else. Plus, who doesn’t love taking on the world with those you love?!

 

Advocate for Change

Knowledge is power. Work to educate your peers and bring awareness to the causes you support. If applicable, contact your local officials to help advocate for change. This could be at a local, state-wide or national level. The more people who understand the issues you’re helping to advocate for, the better chance they have at succeeding. Remember that huge initiatives start with one voice. 

 

Donate to Meaningful Organizations

While we may not be able to do all of the things we’re used to right now, there are other ways to help. If you’re able, find organizations that support the very causes you’re passionate about and make a pledge to donate. It’s important to make sure you understand how your donation will be used before making the decision to give so that you can ensure your funds are being used properly. If you aren’t able to give monetarily, consider donating your time by volunteering. Many organizations have found ways for supporters to volunteer virtually.

 

While it is difficult to keep going when times are hard, we’re all in this together. Remember that any action you can take to keep moving forward is considered progress. You have the power to continue  to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.

Our Impact in 2020

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Originally founded in 1984 as The Center for Women and Children in Crisis, The Refuge Utah has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Timpanogos Legal Center provides free legal advice and legal document preparation for victims of domestic violence and low-income persons.

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  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Cycling club dedicated to ending child abuse.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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