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Women’s Coalition of St. Croix

Area served: US Virgin Islands
Christiansted
St Croix
Telephone: (340) 773-9272
Help Line: (340) 773-9272
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Women's Coalition of St. Croix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, programs and services to end all forms of violence and oppression by promoting equality for all.


Main Focus

  • Advice Services
  • Advocacy
  • Child Rights
  • Domestic Violence
  • Help Line
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Harassment

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Women's Coalition of St. Croix is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, programs and services to end all forms of violence and oppression by promoting equality for all.

For the thousands of women and children on St. Croix who are victims of violence, little help was available before our Coalition was formed.

In 1981, a symposium for women writers was held at the College of the Virgin Islands. This conference had a tremendous inspirational effect on the women who attended.

They all participated in the discussion of the growing need for action again the increasing violence against women in the territory.

As a result, a group of about twenty women started meeting regularly and decided their purpose would be to promote equality for freedom through the oppressions of sexism and racism — through education and advocacy for women’s rights.

To accomplish this they agreed to begin with the basics: address the issue of violence against women in our community.

Out of these sessions emerged the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix, a non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to ending violence again women, men and children, and

The Women’s Coalition Today

Today, the Women’s Coalition owns and operates an office/crisis center, a shelter for battered women and their children, and a used clothing store. It is a multicultural organization comprised of a large group of volunteers, a Board of Directors, co-directors, crisis counselors, a child advocate/counselor and support staff.

Its community effectiveness has increase through its professional advocacy and caring concern for the problems of all crime victims including victims of rape and domestic violence.

The Coalition is part of the V.I. Domestic Violence Coordinating Council which coordinates public and private agencies’ responses to victims and abusers in domestic violence cases. This inter-agency cooperation aims to reduce the incidents of domestic violence in our community and to provide safety to victims.

Services

WCSC provides free and confidential programs and services for victims and survivors in various stages of healing and to those in need in our community?

  • Sojourner House, our emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking, offers a safe haven for victims and their children who have escaped their abusers
  • Our Transitional Housing Program provides housing and supportive services to victims/survivors for up to 12 months after they leave our shelter
  • The Alice Pfaelzer Children’s Center is our facility for educational programs, including Project Link, our high school completion program
  • Weekly Support Groups for teen sexual assault, domestic violence and adult survivors of incest are facilitated by crisis counselors
  • Weekly Parenting Classes help parents develop or improve child raising skills and are available in Spanish and English

 WCSC Membership

Membership makes what we do possible.  Join the Women’s Coalition of St. Croix and:

  • Invest in keeping our vital programs and services operational for victims and families in need
  • Be directly involved in shaping solutions to important issues that affect safety and positive growth on St. Croix
  • Help elect members to WCSC’s Board of Directors
  • Add your voice to strengthen advocacy on issues affecting victims and survivors of violence and surviving family members