The Advocacy and Resource Center and WyoGives – Sheridan Media


Sheridan’s Advocacy & Resource Center helps victims of violent crime by providing them with the tools they need to not only survive, but to thrive.

Too often, those who needed help were driven from their homes in desperation. Some escape to save their lives and those of their children.

Advocacy & Resource Center executive director Yvonne Swanson said that often in domestic violence situations, the abuser is in control of finances and means of communication. When a victim is forced to escape the situation, they often have nothing but the clothes they are wearing. Swanson even helped a victim who took the opportunity to walk away from her attacker but had to leave her shoes behind.

But that’s why Swanson and his team at the Advocacy Center are here, to be the light at the end of a long tunnel. Abusers often control every aspect of their victim’s life. Full escape from the situation takes time, emotional and physical healing, and help.

The center depends on federal funding and grants, a source of revenue that is often one of the first streams cut when budgets tighten. The center also relies heavily on donations. During an appearance on Sheridan Media’s Public Pulse, Swanson told listeners that clothing donations were appreciated but there was little room to store them long-term.

Y. Swanson

For the third year, The Advocacy and Resource Center is participating in WyoGives.

Wyo gives – an initiative of the Wyoming Nonprofit Network – is a statewide, 24-hour online fundraising event designed to bring the state together as one community to raise funds and awareness for organizations Wyoming nonprofit.

On July 13, the WyoGives website will be accepting donations for hundreds of Wyoming nonprofits for just 24 hours. The center benefits from generous hearts who wish to increase these donations.

Y. Swanson

Funds raised will allow the center to continue to help victims and operate educational programs designed to teach children about the signs of healthy and abusive relationships.

If you need help, call the 24/7 Advocacy Resource Center CRISIS HOTLINE at 307-672-3222.


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