Over the past seven weeks, Ralston House has seen a decline in fundraising dollars; grants awards have been canceled, and events have been tabled as fundraising dollars have been diverted to help a world that is gripped by the novel coronavirus.
Amid these challenges, Ralston House has remained open to cases where child victims were in peril or the community was at risk. And we have begun to prepare for a surge in cases that will overwhelm us throughout the summer and into the fall.
This surge will be a direct result of child victims sheltering-in-place with their perpetrators. And as the world begins to emerge from isolation and steps into our new normal, children will begin disclosing their abuse.
We will be ready for them. With the support of our community, we will greet each child and family who comes to Ralston House. With your support, child victims will have a voice.
This global day of giving and unity taking place today, May 5, is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
Support Ralston House on #GivingTuesdayNow and help stop the abuse and start the healing for child victims in your community.