This past year will be one none of us will forget. As I reflect on this last year, which was also my first with NNEDV, I know that it was filled with loss and despair for many and challenges we could have never predicted when I started this job. Despite the many challenges we navigated in 2020, the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) finishes the year with appreciation for the thousands of front line advocates, survivors, coalitions, local programs, service providers, and countless community members like you who came together to support each other in the face of the intersecting crises of the pandemic, economic insecurity, and ongoing racial injustice. Our work and the collective action of us all this year is a reminder that creating a safe world for everyone requires all of us to work together because we all play a role in creating change.
Amid these challenging times, NNEDV also commemorated its 30th anniversary, giving us an opportunity to reflect on our past accomplishments, while acknowledging the work that lies ahead. A lot has happened over the last year, and thanks to our community of supporters, NNEDV has served thousands of survivors, advocates, frontline workers, programs, and many more.
This year has reaffirmed the resilience of programs and survivors, and it has proven that the team at NNEDV rises to meet crises with skill and dedication. From our strength in crisis communications, to our policy skills on the Hill, to our capacity to train and support scores of advocates who transitioned to working remotely, and to our expert insight on the intersection of domestic violence and the pandemic, NNEDV is a strong voice and leader for survivors and advocates no matter the challenge. I am so proud of our teams’ work and the work that you and NNEDV have done together this year.
I hope you will read my Reflections on 2020: NNEDV's Year in Review to look back on our work this past year, made possible because of your support. As we look ahead to 2021, NNEDV is ready to continue to work alongside coalitions and programs in order to meet the needs of all survivors and fulfill our mission, until we create a world where every home is a safe home.
Thank you for being a voice against violence.
Deborah J. Vagins
NNEDV President and CEO
BEFORE THE YEAR ENDS
Here are a few ways you can support survivors before the year is over:
The National Network to End Domestic Violence is ready to meet whatever the future might hold for survivors and the advocates who serve them. Donate today to join us in our work to create a world in which domestic violence no longer exists.
Make your end of year donation.
Creating a fundraiser to support NNEDV is a simple way to get your friends and family involved in our cause, and it helps make a world of difference for survivors of domestic violence.
Start your fundraiser.
Help us build a supportive virtual community by sharing why you support domestic violence programs and safety for survivors. Share information and resources about domestic violence with your online communities. Be sure to tag us on social media @NNEDV! For more ideas on how to get involved, use our toolkit.
Access the Get Involved Toolkit.